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The Tale of the Tape: Baltimore Orioles Vs. Detroit Tigers Preview Position by Position
October 1st, 2014 at 1:41 PM
The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers will compete in the ALDS on Thursday night. On paper, the matchup looks fairly even, but there are several areas where one side and the other have clear advantages. ***VIDEO1*** Today, we break down the series by looking at everything in total. Where might the Tigers...

Detroit Tigers Set Starting Rotation for ALDS; Take Risk in Pitching Justin Verlander Game Two
September 30th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have finally unveiled the long-awaited plans for their starting rotation against the Baltimore Orioles, and a familiar face will be taking the ball in game two. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit goes with Max Scherzer in game one. Game two goes to Verlander, while David Price takes game three. Rick Porcello will...

Five Things to Watch in the ALDS Between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers
September 30th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
This season, the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles battled in some very intense competition in their brief but meaningful encounters. Detroit won the overall season series 5-1, but that wasn't without an intensive struggle. ***VIDEO1*** Five of the six games contested were decided by three runs or less. Two Detroit victories featured...

After Chris Sale’s Errant Pitch, Detroit Tigers Erupt to Bury Chicago White Sox Late
September 24th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
DETROIT--- Despite more heroics from Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers were trailing Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning. Then, a bizarre sequence of events paved the way to an impressive 6-1 Tigers' victory. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, considering the dulling competition on both mounds, it wasn't a surprise...

Stars Must All Align in Detroit Tigers’ Series of the Year Against Kansas City Royals
September 19th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Didn't have September 19-21 circled on the calendar back in April? Didn't think when the season began the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals would be fighting to the finish for the Central Division crown? ***VIDEO1*** Join the club. Plenty of others likely figured the veteran Tigers would have pulled away from...

Ian Kinsler the Latest Hero as Detroit Tigers Shock Cleveland Indians Again Behind Two-Run Shot
September 14th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
DETROIT---The Detroit Tigers will be sad to see the Cleveland Indians, and more specifically, their reliever Bryan Shaw leave town. Shaw melted down again in the late innings, allowing a two-run home run by Ian Kinsler which provided the winning margin in a 6-4 game. ***VIDEO1*** For the first three innings, it...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Have Expeirence Edge in Big Series Against Kansas City
September 8th, 2014 at 11:01 AM
The Detroit Tigers didn't enjoy a great weekend, but despite all their extended travails of the past week, they still enter a showdown series with the Kansas City Royals having a chance to retake first place with a sweep. ***VIDEO1*** Entering into September against a division rival in a pennant chase, that's...

Anibal Sanchez’s Arm Setback Could Force Detroit Tigers to Consider Rotation Upgrades, Too
August 27th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
DETROIT---Injury news that the Detroit Tigers figured would get better by September got a whole lot worse on Tuesday with word that Anibal Sanchez is facing a setback with his injured right arm. ***VIDEO1*** While throwing on Monday, Sanchez felt pain in his right arm that according to the pitcher, felt like...

Justin Verlander’s Health Provides a Welcome Bit of Good News for Tumbling Detroit Tigers
August 13th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
While the Detroit Tigers lost again on Tuesday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates in similar, mind numbing fashion, they still won the day overall with the good news regarding Justin Verlander's right arm. ***VIDEO1*** After leaving Monday's game with shoulder tightness, an MRI showed no structural damage, meaning Verlander will once again avoid...

Detroit Tigers Reportedly Looking for a Hitter as August Problems Continue to Mount
August 12th, 2014 at 9:55 AM
The Detroit Tigers lost again on Monday night to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and may have lost pitcher Justin Verlander as well. ***VIDEO1*** Still, prior to that latest round of madness, the Tigers were looking for a way to boost their inconsistent offense first. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that Detroit was considering adding...

Anibal Sanchez’s Injury Shows Why Even The Detroit Tigers Can Never Have Enough Pitching
August 9th, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Somehow, some way, the Detroit Tigers managed to squeak by the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night in a game they had looked destined to lose early on. ***VIDEO1*** With their offense non-existent again, the Tigers pounded out three runs in the ninth to surprise Toronto closer Casey Janssen and win the game 5-4....

Inside the Numbers: Detroit Tigers’ Inconsistent Offense Needs to Find Some Consistency
August 7th, 2014 at 8:39 AM
So far, the Detroit Tigers have lost two games of three against the New York Yankees in the Bronx, and despite the pitching staff struggling in a few key spots, the main reason has been driven by offense. ***VIDEO1*** All the statistics say the Tigers are one of the most prolific offensive...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Brutal Colorado Rockies’ Lineup Drives Pitching Resurgence
August 4th, 2014 at 3:37 PM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Thanks to the significant role of pitching, in the wake of the Detroit Tigers' sweep of the hapless Colorado Rockies, one question became obvious. ***VIDEO1*** Did David Price's addition...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: David Price’s Arrival, Plus Early Impressions of Remade Centerfield
August 2nd, 2014 at 3:56 PM
Friday night, the Detroit Tigers got back to their winning ways, beating the Colorado Rockies 4-2 behind an outstanding effort from Justin Verlander and a solid performance from Joe Nathan. ***VIDEO1*** Both elements were things that had not been consistently seen as of late from Detroit, who needs both pitchers to get back...

Detroit Tigers Right to Choose David Price, Pitching Upgrades in Baseball’s Literal Arms Race
August 1st, 2014 at 9:57 AM
It used to be that chicks dug the long ball, but could that phrase be shifting? Might chicks finally be forced to dig the heater? If the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers are any indication, that answer is a certain yes. ***VIDEO1*** Both Oakland and Detroit gave up pieces from their lineup...

With All-Star Game Home Run Through Discomfort, Miguel Cabrera Shows His Durability is Unmatched
July 16th, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Though Mike Trout deserved to take home MVP honors, arguably, Miguel Cabrera's All-Star Game was just as good as Trout's if not better considering the circumstances as a whole. ***VIDEO1*** Just prior to clubbing a scorching line drive home run off Adam Wainwright in the first inning, the Detroit Tigers' first baseman revealed that he...

Breakfast with Brad: Given Work with Pitchers, not Hard to See Why Catchers Make Good Managers
July 10th, 2014 at 9:14 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus It's been an interesting first season on the job for Brad Ausmus in Detroit. From self-described mini-losing streaks to beating baseball's best teams, often, what's down has been up and vice-versa. ***VIDEO1*** One constant, though, has been Ausmus's impressive work...

Detroit Tigers Forge Early Comeback, Blast Los Angeles Dodgers in Blowout Offensive Performance
July 8th, 2014 at 11:39 PM
After a pair of close games on the west coast, the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers were due for a game with some offensive fireworks. Nobody could have envisioned a 14-5 Detroit victory considering how things started early on. ***VIDEO1*** Once again, the Tigers were unable to prevent another big inning from taking...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Los Angeles Dodgers Come to Town, Leading World Series Dreams
July 8th, 2014 at 4:22 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers rarely visit Comerica Park. 2008 was the last time they did, and the Dodgers got swept. This season, things figure to be much more even considering the teams already split two earlier games on the west coast. ***VIDEO1*** When the Dodger blue and the English D collide, thoughts...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Starting Pitching Will Continue to Determine Detroit Tigers’ Fate
July 7th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, 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 enjoyed a bounce back week, sweeping the Oakland Athletics, but then fell back to earth in a significant way, losing three straight games against...