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Justin Verlander Gives Detroit Tigers Hopeful Glimpse Toward 2016 with Elite Performance
August 27th, 2015 at 10:44 AM
DETROIT -- Wednesday night was seen as Justin Verlander's coming back party, when realistically, the pitcher had been planting seeds of a gem for weeks. ***VIDEO1*** The fact that Verlander -- the now on-again, off-again ace of the Tigers' rotation -- took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and flirted with history...

Justin Verlander Flirts with Third Career No-Hitter as Detroit Tigers Thump Los Angeles Angels
August 26th, 2015 at 10:58 PM
DETROIT ---For nine full innings, the magic was back. Justin Verlander could feel it in the crowd, and the 31,938 fans in attendance at Comerica Park could feel it in their pitcher once again. ***VIDEO1*** As the innings flew by, it became clear there was another chance at history. A no-hitter was...

Justin Verlander Wants More Safety Measures for Fans After Friday’s Close Call
August 22nd, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Mostly, the Detroit Tigers have been immune from the scary in their stadium, but that changed in a big way on Friday night. ***VIDEO1*** In the eighth inning, a foul ball off the bat of Anthony Gose screamed over the Detroit dugout, catching a woman in the crowd by surprise. For seven...

Is a Rag-Tag Rotation Better than a Super Rotation? Detroit Tigers Will Soon Find Out
August 21st, 2015 at 3:56 PM
For the last handful of years, the Detroit Tigers have chased baseball immortality to the bitter end, spending big money in their pursuit of a title. ***VIDEO1*** The real lynch pin of this endeavor has been seen within investments to their pitching staff. The Tigers shelled out a massive contract to Justin...

Injuries Now Pressuring Detroit Tigers’ Ever-Thinning Starting Rotation
August 21st, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers got a big boost from starter Alfredo Simon, who pitched a one-hitter as his team beat the Texas Rangers 4-0. ***VIDEO1*** Considering the news from earlier in the day, it was a significant development. Hours before, the Tigers placed Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris on the disabled...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Houston Astros Series Preview: Detroit Faces Yet Another First Place Foe
August 14th, 2015 at 11:47 AM
The Detroit Tigers have personified mediocrity in the second half of the 2015 season. They continue their latest road trip with three contests against the still surprising Houston Astros. ***VIDEO1*** Houston remains in first place, and though they have slipped up a bit lately, still maintain a lead on the Los Angeles...

Jackie Bradley Jr. Steals the Show, Leading Boston Red Sox to Series Win Over Detroit Tigers
August 9th, 2015 at 5:26 PM
DETROIT --- Jackie Bradley Jr. is only one man. But offensively as well as defensively, he was likely the entire reason the Boston Red Sox were able to take a series against the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Bradley's career high four RBI day paced Boston's offense, who overwhelmed the Tigers' bullpen late en-route...

Kansas City Royals Get to Justin Verlander Early, Overwhelm Punchless Detroit Tigers
August 5th, 2015 at 8:58 AM
DETROIT --- Tuesday, the biggest news made by the Detroit Tigers happened before the game. ***VIDEO1*** On the field of play? It was the same old story. The pitching, led by Justin Verlander, struggled. The offense didn't muster much of a fight at all. It added up to a disappointing 5-1 loss...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Motivation Will Be Compelling Reason to Watch Detroit Tigers
August 3rd, 2015 at 2:05 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. The Detroit Tigers both won and lost in compelling fashion last week. ***VIDEO1*** There were very few games that could be described as boring, as the Tigers...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Need More than a Few Good Days to Contend
July 27th, 2015 at 10:25 AM
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. Up again, down again. The Detroit Tigers just can't seem to get out of their own way, even in critical weeks. ***VIDEO1*** With the trade deadline just...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Seattle Mariners Series Preview: Close of Homestand Will Tell Tigers’ Direction
July 20th, 2015 at 11:35 AM
Both the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners are on the outside looking in of playoff contention in the American League. ***VIDEO1*** Each team needs to get hot quickly, and needs to find a reason to feel good about their chances and make a run. That makes the four game series the teams...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Bruce Rondon’s Return to Form Key for Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
July 20th, 2015 at 10:09 AM
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. This weekend, the Detroit Tigers made their second half return and the results looked much like what had happened during the first half. ***VIDEO1*** The offense was...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Baltimore Orioles Series Preview: Teams with Identical Records Kick Off Half Two
July 17th, 2015 at 11:08 AM
Over the next few weeks in July, plenty will likely be determined when the Detroit Tigers clash with the Baltimore Orioles. ***VIDEO1*** These playoff nemesis from a year ago find themselves in an identical position at 44-44, and looking to make up ground both within their division and the wild card chase....

Buy or Sell: Six Numbers from Detroit Tigers’ Bumpy First Half Put Under the Microscope
July 14th, 2015 at 11:42 AM
In any baseball season, some statistical anomalies are bound to exist. The 44-44 Detroit Tigers have no shortage of these as they have ridden the wave of an inconsistent first half in 2015. ***VIDEO1*** Which numbers are the most out of whack, and which are to be believed moving forward? Today, six...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Have Work to Do in Getting Over Mental Demons
July 13th, 2015 at 12:22 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. It's not how a team starts, it's how they finish. ***VIDEO1*** Fortunately for the Detroit Tigers, a baseball season doesn't end after 88 games. If it did,...

Shaky Justin Verlander Shelled Again as Detroit Tigers Fail to Sweep Toronto Blue Jays
July 5th, 2015 at 5:22 PM
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander hasn't been himself while trying to work back to health on the fly for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** In his fourth start of the season, the pitcher rolled through the early innings only to hit a major wall in the fifth. When the Toronto Blue Jays touched him...

Pittsburgh Pirates Manage to Outlast Detroit Tigers in Wild 14 Inning Slugfest
July 1st, 2015 at 9:07 AM
DETROIT --- Without J.D. Martinez, the Detroit Tigers would never have seen extra innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, however, temporarily rescued the team with a game-tying homer in the eighth, and both teams would battle for another six innings until anything was decided. When the dust finally settled, the Pirates...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Series Preview: Good Pittsburgh Pitching Hits Comerica Park
June 30th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
DETROIT --- For the second time in three months, the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates will meet in interleague play. Earlier, the teams met at PNC Park and the Tigers took two of three behind excellent pitching. ***VIDEO1*** Now, the Pirates come to town for three more games and Detroit will try...

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...

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...