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Without Overthinking, Torii Hunter Rediscovering Groove at Right Time for Detroit Tigers’ Offense
July 4th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
Much like a shadow, a baseball swing is a complex, ever-changing entity. it can be both long and short, appear and disappear on any given day, be peaceful and comfortable or downright frustrating to fight at times. ***VIDEO1*** But, the one thing that's certain? A shadow never truly leaves, and neither does...

Max Scherzer Solid as Detroit Tigers Use Three Home Runs in the First to Wallop Tampa Bay Rays
July 3rd, 2014 at 10:56 PM
For the second straight day, the Detroit Tigers proved it's not how a team starts a game that's important, but how it finishes. Though a first inning run planted some early seeds of doubt, a thunderous offense quickly responded again, leading in Detroit's 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. ***VIDEO1*** On...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Streaking Tigers Meet Streaking Tampa Bay Rays on Holiday Weekend
July 3rd, 2014 at 5:11 PM
Combined, the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays enter a holiday weekend series at Comerica Park hot, winners of eight games in a row. In addition to their two wins before, the Rays swept a three game series in New York against the Yankees, and Detroit swept a set against the...

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...

Rick Porcello Showing Form as Likely All-Star Pitcher for Detroit Tigers
July 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 AM
When a pitcher has his all-star moment, he knows it. Rick Porcello enjoyed his last night in the ninth inning. With a crowd on its feet, he put away the usually problematic Oakland Athletics' lineup as quickly as he had all night long: in order. ***VIDEO1*** With the win, Porcello joined rarified Detroit...

To Get Over Championship Hump, These Detroit Tigers Can Learn Plenty from Elite 1984 Squad
July 1st, 2014 at 9:57 AM
Monday, the familiar faces gathered. They looked a bit older, of course, but were no less gregarious, recognizable or baseball wise. ***VIDEO1*** The 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers were getting recognized for their contributions again, but most of the players that collected weren't overly emotional about the experience from their own personal standpoint. Conversely, they...

Detroit Tigers Rally, Stun Oakland Athletics Behind Rajai Davis’s Walk-Off Grand Slam
June 30th, 2014 at 11:32 PM
After the pomp and circumstance of welcoming back a winner subsided, the matter of a baseball game had to be decided. With the 1984 version of the Detroit Tigers fresh in their minds, the 2014 edition of the team turned a walk off trick, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-4 with...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Salute to 1984 Champions Kicks Off Final First Half Home Stand
June 30th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
The Detroit Tigers, fresh off their solid 7-2 road swing, return home for a nine game stretch. The series opens with the Oakland Athletics, the top team in the American League, who split with the Tigers initially following a May series. ***VIDEO1*** Monday night's bigger news, however, should be the reunion of...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Considering Circumstance, 7-2 Road Trip is Cause for Celebration
June 30th, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Over a week ago, the Detroit Tigers won their final game of a disastrous home stand, beating the Kansas City Royals 2-1, and in the process, hoping to bottle some positive momentum for the rough road ahead. ***VIDEO1*** As it turned out, the clutch afternoon victory did just that. Detroit swept both Cleveland...

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 Gameday Notes: Streaky Houston Astros, While not as Hot Currently, Still Pesky
June 27th, 2014 at 3:51 PM
Early on last May, the first place Detroit Tigers hosted a four game against the last place Houston Astros, and the results on the field were closer than many would have expected going in. ***VIDEO1*** Save for a 11-4 blowout, the Astros hung tough in every game. taking Detroit tied into the seventh...

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Briefing: Team Getting Immediatly Solid Performances from Blaine Hardy
June 26th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
Detroit Tigers' bullpen briefing looks at the performance of the late inning pitchers over the course of the last week. The Detroit Tigers have made a few early calls to Toledo for bullpen help. Most have proven to be grasping at straws in the midst of a tough stretch of starting...

Lack of Pressure Could Help Explain Detroit Tigers’ Surprising Road Comfortability During 2014
June 25th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
The last five seasons, the Detroit Tigers have been one of the best teams in baseball at Comerica Park. In 2014, that statistic has reversed course dramatically in a major way. ***VIDEO1*** So far this season, the Tigers are a mediocre 19-19 on their home turf. Considering the past, .500 is significantly...

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...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit’s Cleveland Sweep Driven in Part by Possesed J.D. Martinez
June 23rd, 2014 at 10:46 AM
It's hard to say exactly what has come over J.D. Martinez lately, but whatever it is, it's been good. The Detroit Tigers' outfielder was the reason the team won two games this week, and his efforts in the middle of Detroit's order helped drive a revenge sweep of the Cleveland...

After Bouncing Back, Phil Coke Stating His Case for Larger Bullpen Role with Detroit Tigers
June 22nd, 2014 at 8:33 AM
Late Saturday night, the question became, why didn't Phil Coke get utilized sooner? In the middle of a down year for Coke, that was a major departure from the norm, as many have come to literally curse his arrival. ***PHOTO1*** But not Saturday. With the game on the line in extra innings in...

As Wins and Hits Pile up, Detroit Tigers’ Bryan Holaday Pushing for Playing Time
June 20th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
Don't expect Detroit Tigers' catcher Bryan Holiday to agree with the notion that he should be playing more routinely. A humble catcher, Holaday is simply doing what he can to help the team on the days he's called upon. ***PHOTO1*** Despite that, though, don't expect the faint cries from fans to grow...

Detroit Tigers Stop Slide, Beat Kansas City Royals Behind Strong Anibal Sanchez and Joe Nathan
June 19th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
Seeing no need to continue streaking in any form, the Detroit Tigers ended a pair of streaks on Thursday afternoon. With timely hitting and solid pitching, they ended their own losing streak and the Kansas City Royals' winning streak in the process with a solid 2-1 victory. ***PHOTO1*** Seeing no need to...

Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus Adds Calm Levity to Miserable Stretch of Baseball
June 19th, 2014 at 11:13 AM
A manager in baseball can only do so much. He's in charge of the lineup, pitching management and setting the overall tone in the clubhouse. ***PHOTO1*** Are the Detroit Tigers mired in their miserable slump because of anything first year leader Brad Ausmus is doing? Many will argue that's the case, while...