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Detroit Tigers Pull Off Late-Inning Comeback, Stun Chicago White Sox on James McCann’s Walk-Off
June 28th, 2015 at 5:34 PM
DETROIT --- Down four runs to a dominating pitcher in the eighth inning, few would have given the Detroit Tigers a chance of coming back. Instead, they flipped the script in a major way Sunday against the Chicago White Sox. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers scraped across the tying runs in the eighth, then...

Detroit Tigers’ News and Notes: Rain Dates, Futures Game Invites, Rehab and More
June 28th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox finish off their shortened four game set on Sunday afternoon under sunnier skies and warming temperatures. Considering the conditions the teams dealt with Saturday, that's a nice change. ***VIDEO1*** As first pitch closes in, here's a rundown of some news and notes from this past...

Inside the Numbers: Streaky Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder J.D. Martinez Deserves All-Star Consideration
June 27th, 2015 at 12:12 PM
One week, he's struggling to find his swing. The next, he's pounding home runs, starting a new assault on American League statistical leaderboards. ***VIDEO1*** Such is the life for J.D. Martinez, who's eighth inning home run won Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox by a 5-4 margin. Martinez has now...

A Healthy Bruce Rondon is a Major X-Factor for Detroit Tigers’ Needy Bullpen
June 26th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Amid all the negative things that happened Thursday afternoon during the Detroit Tigers' loss to the Chicago White Sox, it might have been hard to remember the biggest shining positive. ***VIDEO1*** So, while the Tigers made several mental mistakes on the base paths and at the plate, watched a struggling reliever blow...

After Second Late Comeback Fails, Detroit Tigers Fall in Extra Innings to Chicago White Sox
June 25th, 2015 at 6:01 PM
DETROIT --- Considering the results, the Chicago White Sox surely like seeing Joba Chamberlain. For the second time this season, a Chamberlain meltdown paved the way to a late Chicago victory. ***VIDEO1*** This time, a three-run triple in extra innings helped in ending a see-saw affair. The White Sox took home an...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Chicago White Sox Series Preview: Bruce Rondon Returns for Central Division Contest
June 25th, 2015 at 11:46 AM
The Detroit Tigers are back in town, and though their competition is different, it's still no less familiar. ***VIDEO1*** Coming back are the Chicago White Sox, who the Tigers have seen plenty of early in the season. This season, Detroit's got a 5-4 record against Chicago thus far, which is far less...

Consistent Starting Pitching Remains Biggest Stumbling Block for the 2015 Detroit Tigers
June 24th, 2015 at 8:53 PM
Walking around the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, it becomes obvious how important pitching is in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** Every championship team has had folds of great starting pitching. The examples are obvious through the generations, and patrons can follow them sequentially on the walls as they trace the title...

Miguel Cabrera’s Kind Gesture a Snippet of What Baseball Needs to Better Appeal to Youth
June 24th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Miguel Cabrera routinely tortures the Cleveland Indians on the baseball diamond, so much so that he's likely to lack serious admirers of any kind in a city now obsessed with how best to contain the slugger. ***VIDEO1*** After Tuesday night, however, Cabrera figures to have the respect of at least one young...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Cleveland Indians Series Preview: Tigers Trying to Continue Mastry of Indians
June 22nd, 2015 at 10:48 AM
The Detroit Tigers haven't done much with consistency in the first half this season, but the one thing they have done is batter the Cleveland Indians nearly at every turn. ***VIDEO1*** This theme has continued from seasons past, where the Indians haven't had any luck against the Tigers, home or away. Detroit's...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Consistency Slowly Creeping Back
June 15th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Water, as it is said, always finds its level. And baseball is a wavy sport. ***VIDEO1*** Just ask the Detroit Tigers, who once upon a time were...

Alfredo Simon, Detroit Tigers’ Offense Power Through Rain to Defeat Cleveland Indians
June 14th, 2015 at 6:56 PM
DETROIT --- Apparently nothing, be it sleet, snow or in this case rain can stop Detroit Tigers' pitcher Alfredo Simon from delivering the mail. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday, Simon was dealing again before the rains came. After that, the Tigers offense erupted, scoring six times in the final four innings to help in a...

If Justin Verlander Can Consistently Give Detroit Tigers a Chance, He Can Reinvent His Career
June 14th, 2015 at 12:03 PM
DETROIT --- Not much about Justin Verlander's first start off the disabled list was remarkable. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher lasted five innings, saw tiredness after a minor bit of trouble end his day, didn't rack up an obscene amount of strikeouts and didn't truly wow or overpower as he has in the past....

Justin Verlander Gives Detroit Tigers a Chance, but Bullpen Fizzles Late to Clevleand Indians
June 13th, 2015 at 8:33 PM
DETROIT --- Say this for Justin Verlander: with plenty of uncertainty swirling following a disabled list stint, he gave his Detroit Tigers a chance to beat the Cleveland Indians in his first start. ***VIDEO1*** Two familiar foes in bullpen and offensive inconsistency, however, derailed many of the good feelings. Verlander dealt for...

Victor Martinez Beginning Road Back for Detroit Tigers with Rehab Stint in Toledo
June 13th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
DETROIT --- Victor Martinez has been seen as the missing link for a hot and cold Detroit Tigers' lineup, and if all goes well, that won't be the case for much longer. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez will begin a four game rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo beginning Sunday afternoon in Pawtucket and will continue...

Kyle Ryan’s Addition to Detroit Tigers Rotation Provides Interesting Pitching Mix
June 13th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
Friday night, David Price showed what a power lefty can do amid the Detroit Tigers' 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** For nine innings, Price carved up Cleveland batters, only allowing seven hits while striking out eight and walking none in the midst of his shutout. Price was in control, and...

Max’s Musings: Anibal Sanchez Finally Showcases Some Long-Awaited Elite Form for Detroit Tigers
June 12th, 2015 at 11:34 AM
Max DeMara is musing on all things Detroit Tigers It's not everyday a baseball team needs to exhale and celebrate an all-world performance by one of their pitchers early in June, but Anibal Sanchez's night on Tuesday deserved plenty of such fanfare. ***VIDEO1*** The last time Sanchez gave the Tigers at least seven...

Detroit Tigers Bringing Back Lefty Releiver Ian Krol Prior to Series with Cleveland Indians
June 12th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
The Cleveland Indians lineup features plenty of left-handed hitters, and the Detroit Tigers likely want extra help dealing with that. ***VIDEO1*** So, they're bringing back lefty Ian Krol from Toledo on Friday prior to this weekend's three game set with Cleveland. But the reasoning for Krol's return to the bullpen might also...

Acceptance, not Defiance, Will Only Help Shane Greene to Improve for Detroit Tigers
June 11th, 2015 at 10:37 AM
Here, there, everywhere. Wednesday night, Shane Greene's pitches did a little bit of everything around the plate once they left his hand. ***VIDEO1*** And after they hit the bat, the same exact things happened. Home runs, doubles, triples and singles were sprayed across Comerica Park's night sky early and often like a...

Chicago Cubs Overwhelm Erratic Shane Greene, Earn Split with Detroit Tigers After Blowout Win
June 10th, 2015 at 11:11 PM
DETROIT --- Right now, Shane Greene couldn't locate home plate with a compass. Early on, the Chicago Cubs took advantage of this fact, pounding Greene and later, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen en-route to a dominating 12-3 victory. ***VIDEO1*** Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after Addison Russell's single, and...

Michigan State’s Cam Gibson His Own Man Despite Coming Full Circle with Detroit Tigers
June 10th, 2015 at 3:26 PM
DETROIT--- Across the world of baseball, the Gibson family name immediately conjures up thoughts of dramatic home runs and toughness, along with an unwillingness to back down. ***VIDEO1*** In Detroit, the name stirs up all of those emotions and so many more. Kirk Gibson first made his waves at Michigan State University,...