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Breakfast with Brad: Detroit Tigers Allowing a Positive Environment for Rookie Manager to Grow
July 3rd, 2014 at 11:28 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus After Wednesday afternoon's impressive victory over the Oakland Athletics concluded a significant series sweep, it was obvious that Detroit Tigers' boss Brad Ausmus would be in a good mood. However, when it was asked what the manager liked and didn't...

Clutch Two Out Hitting, Big Sixth Leads Detroit Tigers to Sweep Over Oakland Athletics
July 2nd, 2014 at 5:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers made a statement to their top competition in the American League. Behind an offensive explosion and a clutch Justin Verlander, Detroit swept the Oakland Athletics Wednesday with a dominating 9-3 win. ***VIDEO1*** For the second time this season, Oakland got off to the fastest possible start with a home...

Detroit Tigers Battle Back Late, but Fall in 11 Innings to Houston Astros on Jason Castro’s Home Run
June 28th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
For eleven innings, the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros battled in a game just as tight as the ones the teams played previously in Detroit. By the time an affair reaches the extra innings, however, all it takes is one good swing to break through and win a game. Jason Castro...

Detroit Tigers Power Ranking Update: Despite Troubles, Team Remains Snugly Within Top 10
June 24th, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Though they're rapidly improving, things haven't been grea for the Detroit Tigers lately, and the national media has taken notice on both fronts. Most keep pushing the Tigers down further within the top 10 of the power rankings as a result. ***PHOTO1*** A good weekend in Cleveland for Justin Verlander helped soften...

Detroit Tigers Should Allow Weary Justin Verlander Time Away to Find Himself
June 17th, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Since opening the season with a fantastic April, life has become a horror movie for Justin Verlander. Trouble is always lurking around every corner. It feels as if the walls are closing in as an unseen demon lurks. Worst of all, Verlander can't even trust his oldest friends, which in...

Kansas City Royals Blast Inconsistent Justin Verlander, Tighten Central Division Race Further
June 16th, 2014 at 11:08 PM
After starting the year out 0-5 against the Detroit Tigers, the Kansas City Royals are winless no more. A dominating performance helped them put away their first victory of the year over the team that's now clinging to first place. ***PHOTO1*** Detroit struck first in the third, when a Rajai Davis double...

Max Scherzer Steps up, Finally Looking Like Stopper Detroit Tigers’ Pitching Staff Badly Needs
June 13th, 2014 at 9:58 AM
Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers badly needed a win. They had been tattooed in Chicago, allowing a combined 14 runs between the series' first two games. ***PHOTO1*** The offense, meanwhile, wasn't doing enough to compensate for the erratic pitching totals, scoring only two runs the night before and failing to get a...

Breakfast with Brad: Attempting to Understand Why Brad Ausmus Left Justin Verlander In
June 12th, 2014 at 1:22 PM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus For one inning, Detroit Tigers' former ace Justin Verlander looked like himself. Problem is, that performance didn't last long. ***PHOTO1*** Verlander fought his control again over the course of five rough innings and seven earned runs in Chicago, coming up...

Justin Verlander Rediscovers Old Form as Detroit Tigers Power Past Seattle Mariners
May 31st, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Though the analogy is commonly used for March, the theme was applicable for Justin Verlander and the month of May. For Verlander, the month came in like a lion, turned into a lamb and went out like a lion. ***PHOTO1*** Verlander turned in seven strong innings, and the Detroit Tigers pounded out three...

“Who Wants the Ball?” That’s the Most Important Question Detroit Tigers Must Answer to Halt Skid
May 27th, 2014 at 2:26 PM
The Detroit Tigers were rolling along through May, owners of baseball's best record after an impressive sweep at Fenway Park, a place that had been their oldest nemesis in the game. ***PHOTO1*** Then, cold hard reality humbled them. Plane troubles derailed the already weary Tigers in Cleveland. It was the imperfect start to...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: One String of Bad Detroit Tigers’ Starts No Cause for Concern Yet
May 26th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
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. ***PHOTO1***   It was a rough week for the Detroit Tigers, who, after sweeping the Boston Red Sox proceeded to lose six of their next seven games, most of...

Breakfast with Brad: Manager’s Theory Proves Correct About Fatigue Schedule for Detroit Tigers
May 21st, 2014 at 11:53 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus. ***PHOTO1*** Several times during his shortened time on the job, Brad Ausmus has looked like a soothsayer. He may have never looked more brilliant, however, than when presenting his theory on rest and fatigue for a ball-club. Entering...

Detroit Tigers Score in Bunches Quickly, Hang on for Sweep of Baltimore Orioles with Solid Pitching
May 14th, 2014 at 5:50 PM
The Detroit Tigers came to Camden Yards with designs on winning a series, but nobody could have envisioned a sweep. Wednsday afternoon, thanks to a potent offense and more quality relief pitching, a sweep is exactly what they left with by virtue of a 7-5 defeat of the Baltimore Orioles. ***PHOTO1*** Considering the...

Detroit Tigers Sweep Kansas City Royals, Finish Central Division Road Trip Impressive 6-1
May 4th, 2014 at 6:47 PM
Apparently not satisfied with two straight bludgeonings of the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers made it three in a row on Sunday afternoon, hammering out 16 hits and scoring nine runs en-route to a 9-4 series sweep. ***PHOTO1*** Though offense would remain the word of the day, Justin Verlander's pitching was...

Detroit Tigers Forge Comeback, Bunt Their Way Past Chicago White Sox for Late Victory
April 30th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
After falling behind 3-0 early, the Detroit Tigers could have packed their bags and gotten ready for tomorrow afternoon's game. Instead, the team found a way to string together enough offense to tie the game, then got a clutch bunt after an error to score the winning run in a...

Detroit Tigers Flex Offensive Muscle Early, Hang on for Victory Late Against Chicago White Sox
April 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 PM
What was supposed to be a top-flight pitchers duel between Justin Verlander and Chris Sale turned decidedly one-sided in a hurry for the Detroit Tigers thanks in-part to the lefty's abrupt trip to the disabled list. Every starter collected at least one hit, and the team hung on for an 8-6...

Ian Kinsler’s Home Run Breaks Floodgates for Detroit Tigers in 7-5 Victory Over Cleveland Indians
April 17th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
With warmer temperatures returning to Michigan, there was a feeling that Thursday afternoon's game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians may feature a few long-balls. It was true. Ian Kinsler's home run ended up speaking the loudest in a 7-5 Tigers win.  ***PHOTO1*** Justin Verlander started things like Anibal Sanchez did the night...

Justin Verlander Dominates On the Mound, at the Plate in Victory Over San Diego Padres
April 13th, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Justin Verlander has long been known as a savant of pitching, but Saturday night, he managed to help himself with hitting, stroking two singles and scoring a run in the midst of the Detroit Tigers' 6-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. ***PHOTO1*** Unlike Friday where pressure on the Padres never materialized,...

Baltimore Orioles Avoid Sweep as Detroit Tigers’ Offense Hibernates in 3-1 Loss
April 6th, 2014 at 4:12 PM
All good things must come to an end, and Sunday, the Detroit Tigers' early season undefeated streak hit the skids with a 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. ***PHOTO1*** In a game that had the feel of a pitchers duel from the start, both Justin Verlander and Chris Tillman didn't give an...

From Zero to Hero: Alex Gonzalez Delivers Opening Day Win for Detroit Tigers with Clutch Hitting
March 31st, 2014 at 5:15 PM
Thankfully for Alex Gonzalez, baseball is a nine inning game the majority of the time. If things had ended before the seventh on Monday, the newcomer would have been a marked man in the Motor City thanks to an untimely error. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, Gonzalez turned himself into the toast of Detroit's favorite...