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 ...

Encarnacion, fellow sluggers ignite Blue Jays

Aug 31, 2015

Encarnacion, fellow sluggers ignite Blue Jays

As the surging Blue Jays keep piling up wins, they’re starting to believe in their own championship credentials. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and Toronto routed the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete ...

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Aug 27, 2015

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Justin Verlander leaned forward a bit, hoping this line drive would land foul. Then he arched his back in disappointment when the ball hit the line, kicking up chalk on its way to the left-field corner. Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter ...