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Tigers beat White Sox 2-1 for big league-best 9-1 start

DETROIT (AP) -- Jose Iglesias singled through a drawn-in infield to drive in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 Friday to improve their major league-best record to 9-1. Nick Castellanos led off the ninth with a sinking liner to right off Zach Duke (1-1) that Melky Cabrera couldn't grab cleanly. Castellanos stretched...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit welcomes the White Sox to town for a weekend series

After a six game road trip and a 2-1 series win against the Pirates, the Tigers (8-1) open up a weekend series against AL Central rival Chicago (3-5) today from Comerica Park. Lefty ace David Price takes the hill for Detroit looking for his second win of the season while the White Sox will counter with righty Jeff Samardzija whose had a rough start to the season. The Tigers meanwhile...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Previewing the Tigers/White Sox Series

We’ve come to expect the offensive production in recent years, but one thing we haven’t been used to seeing from the American League Central-leading Detroit Tigers is a pitching staff that compliments the offensive output. Entering their three game series against the 3-5 White Sox, the 8-1 Tigers are posting a Major League best 1.91 ERA, and have already posted four shutouts...
Via Baseball Essential
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton Storm the Photo Booth at John Varvatos Party

According to reports, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander still has some ways to go in his rehab from a triceps injury before making his season debut. While that sucks for Verlander on the field, his off-field game still remains one of the best. Verlander took to downtown Detroit Thursday night with his girlfriend, Kate Upton, to party at a John Varvatos store opening. There, “The...
Via Busted Coverage
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Previewing the White Sox series

The Detroit Tigers return home Thursday after a series win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates became the first team to defeat the Tigers so far this season, but Detroit was still able to come away with 2 victories in the 3 game set, pushing their overall record on the season to 8-1. The Chicago White Sox team the Tigers will face this weekend was vastly improved this past...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Justin Verlander and Kate Upton open John Varvatos store in Detroit

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton spent the Tigers off day Thursday appearing at the opening of designer John Varvatos’ upscale clothing store in downtown Detroit. Instagram My Polo-wearing self had never heard of John Varvatos and there’s a reason for it.  $200 t-shirts aren’t really my thing. johnvarvatos.com   And if $200 t-shirts are my thing, $3,000 jackets aren...

Game 2015.9: Tigers at Pirates

It certainly didn’t make much of a splash when the Tigers shipped Robbie Ray off to the Diamondbacks, and in return got Shane Greene from the Yankees (who got Didi Gregorius from Arizona). But if his first two starts are any indication, Shane Greene may turn out to be an absolute steal, not to mention the fact that he is not free agent eligible until 2021 and pulling in all of...
Via Tigers Weblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Pick Up Shane Greene

View image | gettyimages.com Even though the Detroit Tigers traded away one good, young starter in Rick Porcello this offseason, it seems they landed another solid youngster in Shane Greene, who came over from New York in the three-team Didi Gregorius trade. In 2014, Greene’s rookie year, he started 14 of his 15 appearances for the Yankees, and he struck out over a batter an...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Not going unbeaten at home

I’m fairly comfortable chalking this up as “one of those nights” for the Pirate offense, which was totally shut down by Tigers pitcher Shane Greene. I didn’t know much about Greene coming in, and a brief look at his profile shows a fairly promising young pitcher but nothing totally amazing. He’s off to an amazing start this year, though, and absolutely cruised through 8...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fact: The Detroit Tigers Own The Cleveland Indians

Image via Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer Sometimes a team just has your number. Nothing seems to break your way and nothing you do seems to be effective. This appears to be the case with the Cleveland Indians whenever they have to compete against the Detroit Tigers. Already this year, Detroit has manhandled Cleveland by just sweeping a three game set and outscoring them 25-15, while...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander & Kate Upton Touring Pittsburgh

Here we go again with Kate Upton and Justin Verlander touring the country one city at a time as the Tigers roll into a new city. Today’s stop was at a Pittsburgh Starbucks. You’ve been warned, Pittsburgh. Have your phones charged and ready. Keep an eye on the Warhol and Primanti. Something tells me she can hammer one of those sandwiches. Look who is in #Pittsburgh today! @KateUpton...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports of the Tigers’ demise were greatly exaggerated

Maybe it was their failure in the postseason against Baltimore last October (they lost seven of their last nine play off games). Maybe it was worries about their injuries and old age. Maybe it was boredom, refusing to pick the same team as always to win it all, but for some reason the sports writers of American (including those for this site) had essentially pronounced the Detroit...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB players of the week: Adrian Gonzalez, David Price

USATI The first week of the season is in the books and it’s time to evaluate the best players of the first week. Some fun things have happened in the first seven days of baseball. The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are still undefeated at 6-0. The Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels have all stumbled out of the gate. A few players have broken out...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers off to historically torrid start

For Detroit Tigers fans of a certain age, a fast start to the regular season is nothing new.  In 1984 the Motor City Kitties rocketed out to a 35-5 record through the first 40 games, a feat which has never been duplicated. It is unlikely a team is soon going to duplicate that feat, but this year’s Tigers are certainly looking capable of matching that season’s total of 104 wins...
Via Rumors and Rants
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Previewing the Pirates

After 2 consecutive series sweeps of Minnesota and Cleveland, respectively, the Detroit Tigers travel on to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates for a 3 game series at PNC Park beginning at 1:35 p.m. on Monday. The Tigers will face their toughest challenge yet in opposing pitchers as the Pirates have Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett, and Francisco Liriano slated to start on the mound. Anibal...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit, Cabrera Issue Early Season Sweep of Tribe; Tigers 8, Indians 5

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? No! Detroit picked up right where they left off Saturday night. Sunday afternoon the Tigers posted three runs in the first inning and three more in the second inning to chase T.J. House out of the game after just four recorded outs. It was all the Tigers needed to coast to a 8-5 victory and a three game sweep of the Indians in their season series opener...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit goes for the sweep lead by Lobstein.

The Detroit Tigers (5-0) look to keep the hot start rolling as they go for the weekend sweep of the Cleveland Indians (2-3) at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Both squads will send young lefties to the mound for their season debuts. The Indians send second year man T.J. House to the hill and the Tigers counter with Kyle Lobstein, who wasn’t even on the opening day roster to take...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander, Kate Upton Recreate Epic ‘Step Brothers’ Scene

The Detroit Tigers ace pitcher and his model girlfriend recreate a scene from the movie classic, Step Brothers.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Opening series observations

The brooms were out for the Detroit Tigers as they used them to sweep the Minnesota Twins in their opening series of the season. Even though it is very early in the season as three of 162 games have been played, there are some great observations to take away from how the Tigers look so far. Dominant pitching Just how dominant was pitching for the Tigers? How about setting an American...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins announcer Bert Blyleven apologizes for ripping Detroit

For a five-year span, the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers had a pretty fierce rivalry in the AL Central. Since 2010, however, the two teams have gone in different directions, with the Twins plummeting to last-place finishes while the Tigers continue to contend for the postseason. But Twins TV analyst Bert Blyleven is doing his part to keep the rivalry between Minneapolis and...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Ace Justin Verlander Placed on 15-Day Disabled List

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium on March 7, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) On Wednesday the Detroit Tigers officially placed the right-handed starter Justin Verlander on the 15 day disabled list due to tightness in his...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.3: Twins at Tigers

When the Tigers trotted off the chilly Comerica diamond with an easy 11-0 win to warm them, I doubt any of them realized they had done something no Tiger team had ever done, which is begin the season with two consecutive shutouts. In fact, the last time any American League team did the double-shutout start was when the 1977 Angels did so, behind Nolan Ryan and good old Frank Tanana...
Via Tigers Weblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sloppy Joe headed to the Disabled List

Joe Nathan to DL with right flexor strain. Joakim Soria to close. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 8, 2015 The Detroit Tigers have placed Closer Joe Nathan on the 15-Day Disabled List according to Jason Beck, the Tigers beat writer for MLB.com. The listed injury is a right elbow flexor strain. This means Joakim Soria will move into the Closers role. Nathan didn’t pitch in...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes makes great catch to rob homer

Detroit Tigers fans, meet Yoenis Cespedes. The 29-year-old left fielder made quite the first impression for his new team in the Tigers’ Opening Day matchup with the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. In the third inning, Twins batter Kurt Suzuki smacked a David Price offering deep to left field that appeared earmarked for the seats. But Cespedes tracked it down and made a leaping...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander is going on the DL for the first time in his career

Justin Verlander has been a work horse in the majors since his rookie year of 2006. Since that rookie season, Verlander has made at last 30 starts in nine straight seasons, and has crossed the 200 inning mark in eight of those seasons. He’s never spent any time on the disabled list. Well, that streak will come to an end on Opening Day, because Verlander is heading to the DL for...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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