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Detroit Tigers Lose Big To Cleveland
After losing a hearbreaker in 14 innings last night/early this morning to Cleveland 3-2, the Tigers looked like a beaten team from the get-go in tonight's game with the Indians. Cleveland pounded out 18 hits and chased Tiger starter Rick Porcello in the 4th inning. The Indians scored 1 in the firs…
Detroit Tigers Stay Up All Night, Lose 3-2
This one looked to be a slugfest at first. Cleveland scored two in the first off Tiger starter Doug Fister. Detroit responded with two of their own in the second off Cleveland's starting pitcher. Then the rains came. Two hours later the game resumed and both starting pitchers were done for …
Detroit Tigers Renew Contracts of Leyland, Dombrowski
Detroit Tigers team owner Mike Illitch has rewarded his team's management with contract extensions. Tiger manager Jim Leyland got a 1-year deal that keeps him at the helm of the team through the 2012 season. General Manager Dave Dombrowski got a 4-year deal.
Detroit Tigers Lose To Royals, 4-3
All three games between the Tigers and Royals in this three-game series ended with a 4-3 score. Detroit won the first two, and were making a sixth inning comeback when Mother Nature intervened. The Tigers had rallied and scored twice in the sixth and had a runner in scoring position when the wind …
Detroit Tigers Beat K.C. 4-3, Verlander Wins 16th
On the very first pitch of the game, Alex Gordon of the Royals blasted a Justin Verlander fastball deep into centerfield. The fence at Kaufman Stadium is 410 in dead center. This one went 411, into the glove of Austin Jackson who leaped and pulled it back for a long out. That play set the tone fo…
Detroit Tigers Beat Royals In 10, 4-3
Rick Porcello was cruising toward his 12th win of the season, and left the game in the 7th with a 3-1 lead and two runners on. Phil Coke was summoned from the bullpen to get out the left-handed hitting Mike Moustakas who was hitting .071 against lefties this season. Naturally, Coke hung a curvebal…
Detroit Tigers Can’t Sweep Rangers, Lose 5-2
Alexi Ogando hasn't been pitching in the Big Leagues very long. In fact, he hasn't even been a pitcher very long. The former outfielder has sure had the Tigers figured out, and dominated Detroit again today giving up just two runs in a 5-2 Texas victory.
Detroit Tigers Beat Texas Rangers 5-4
Doug Fister made his Detroit Tiger debut tonight and did what he's been doing all season long for Seattle. He made a quality start, and unlike when he pitched for the last-place Mariners, he got some run support. Fister went seven innings and gave up 3 runs, 2 of which were earned. A solo homer b…
Detroit Tigers Slip Past Rangers On Boesch Homer
Max Scherzer wasn't at his best, but he pitched well enough to win his 12th game tonight against the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers. Scherzer left after six innings with a 5-2 lead. A steady rain was falling at Comerica Park which must have caused Tiger reliever Joquin Benoit to …
Detroit Tiger Bats Go Cold In 5-1 Loss To Angels
Detroit's top pitching prospect, Jacob Turner got a surprise start today in front of a full house at Comerica Park and a national television audience.  The 20-year old right-hander showed great poise in his Major League debut, and left the game after 5 and a third innings with the game tie…
Detroit Tigers Annihilate Angels 12-2
When Maicer Itzturis launched the second pitch of the game from Detroit's Rick Porcello into the seats, I thought, "Oh no, here we go again."  Porcello would settle down after that and scatter 5 hits over 8 innings to earn his 11th win of the season.  Brennan Boesch would tie the game in t…

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