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With Miguel Cabrera Heading to the Disabled List, Alex Avila Becomes the Next Man Up
July 4th, 2015 at 2:24 PM
After Friday night's much-needed win, the Detroit Tigers were feeling good until they learned the news about slugger Miguel Cabrera. ***VIDEO1*** Cabrera, who injured his calf while running the bases, will miss six weeks with a grade three calf strain. He, like Justin Verlander before him, will hit the 15 day disabled...

J.D. Martinez’s Simple Approach Powering Consistent Late-Inning Heroics for Detroit Tigers
July 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Currrently, it's one of the more remarkable statistics in baseball that folks probably know next to nothing about. ***VIDEO1*** Since joining the Detroit Tigers, J.D. Martinez has 16 home runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Not only has he shown plenty of power overall, but a definite flair for the dramatic...

Suddenly Punchless Detroit Tigers Back at .500 After Sweep by Pittsburgh Pirates
July 2nd, 2015 at 5:50 PM
DETROIT --- It's obvious the listless Detroit Tigers badly need a spark. The nature of what that spark should be is the only thing up for debate. ***VIDEO1*** Such a moment didn't come Thursday afternoon, as the Pittsburgh Pirates kept hitting, overwhelming the Tigers with 13 hits and eight runs. Offensively, Detroit...

It’s Finally Time for Joba Chamberlain’s Role to Change Within Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen
July 2nd, 2015 at 12:19 PM
DETROIT --- The number of times Joba Chamberlain has excelled in his role within the Detroit Tigers' bullpen in 2015 can be counted on one hand. ***VIDEO1*** Considering he has appeared in 29 games, often being used in significant spots, that's a big problem. Wednesday night, Chamberlain was at the epicenter of...

Detroit Tigers’ Fan Jim Harbaugh Shares His Memories Prior to First Pitch: “They were My Team”
July 1st, 2015 at 10:28 AM
In the middle of the summer, it's not odd to see a football coach throwing out the first pitch at a major league ballpark across America. ***VIDEO1*** It is, however, a bit odd to see one as honestly passionate about the game as Michigan Wolverines' head coach Jim Harbaugh. An admitted baseball...

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...

Jose Iglesias Finding Different Ways to Impress Detroit Tigers Every Day
June 30th, 2015 at 12:13 PM
Sunday afternoon, Jose Iglesias didn't make a flashy play in the field, other than snagging a routine pop up over his shoulder. ***VIDEO1*** He didn't make one of his improbable infield stabs which has become routine, nor did he make a defensive play that wowed the paying customers in the grand scheme...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Finish Off Week with Win That Counts for More
June 29th, 2015 at 10:19 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. All wins in baseball count exactly the same statistically, but sometimes, some can count for just a bit more spiritually. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers put...

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...