Tigers rough up Tanaka

Jun 12, 2016

Tigers rough up Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka had a rough outing Saturday night pitching on four days’ rest. The New York Yankees starter allowed five runs on six hits in 6⅓ innings, striking out four, in a 6-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. “It’s about location,” Tanaka said through ...

Tigers finish strong to take down White Sox

Jun 5, 2016

Tigers finish strong to take down White Sox

When manager Brad Ausmus told Mike Pelfrey that he was finished after six innings, the Detroit pitcher resigned himself to yet another winless outing. At the time, the Tigers were trailing Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox by a run. “I knew coming ...

Verlander notches 2,000th career K during win over Twins

May 19, 2016

Verlander notches 2,000th career K during win over Twins

Justin Verlander, sporting a scruffy beard on his 33-year-old face, chuckled when the Detroit Tigers showed a video montage of some of his significant strikeouts during a career that started more than a decade ago. “Man, the first strikeout they showed against (Travis) Hafner ...

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

May 12, 2016

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters, come within one strike of a perfect game and met just about every expectation that accompanied the $210 million contract he signed with Washington. Still, after his latest masterpiece Wednesday night, he said: “There’s something about 20.” Scherzer ...

Nationals beat Tigers on pinch-hit blast

May 10, 2016

Nationals beat Tigers on pinch-hit blast

Moments after Bryce Harper was ejected from the dugout, pinch hitter Clint Robinson hit a game-ending homer to give the Washington Nationals a 5-4 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. As he joined his teammates in racing to the plate to ...

Zimmermann wins fifth straight start; Tigers sink Twins

May 1, 2016

Zimmermann wins fifth straight start; Tigers sink Twins

Jordan Zimmermann hasn’t required much run support this year. Justin Upton gave him all he needed in the first inning Saturday. Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Upton hit a three-run homer for the Tigers in ...

Mar 4, 2016

Tigers' Maybin breaks left wrist

Detroit Tigers center fielder Cameron Maybin is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a broken left wrist. Manager Brad Ausmus announced the news Thursday, a day after Maybin was hit by a pitch in a spring training game. Another X-ray will ...

Gibson pleased to see Upton land in Detroit

Jan 24, 2016

Gibson pleased to see Upton land in Detroit

Kirk Gibson and Justin Upton are being reunited — sort of. Gibson, who managed Upton in Arizona, is now doing some broadcasting for Fox Sports Detroit. The Tigers recently agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Upton, to bring one of the offseason’s ...

Zimmermann joins Tigers in five-year deal

Dec 1, 2015

Zimmermann joins Tigers in five-year deal

Free agent pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has finalized a five-year contract with the Detroit Tigers. Detroit announced the deal Monday, shortly before a news conference at Comerica Park. The 29-year-old right-hander went 13-10 with a 3.66 ERA last season for Washington, striking out 164 with ...

Oct 20, 2015

Norris pitched with cancerous growth

Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris says baseball kept him sane after a jarring medical diagnosis. The Detroit left-hander announced in a message on Twitter and Instagram on Monday that he kept playing this season after finding out he had a cancerous growth on his thyroid. ...

Sale rewrites ChiSox mark for strikeouts

Oct 3, 2015

Sale rewrites ChiSox mark for strikeouts

He didn’t do it with an eephus pitch, but Chris Sale still made team history. Sale broke the White Sox season strikeout record that had stood for more than a century as Chicago beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Friday. By getting James McCann ...