Tigers beat up on rival Royals

Jul 11, 2014

Tigers beat up on rival Royals

Torii Hunter insisted the first-place Tigers weren’t trying to send a message to the second-place Royals as the AL Central rivals began a four-game series leading into the All-Star break. They did it anyway. Everybody who stepped to the plate for Detroit had at ...

Porcello throws three-hitter for surging Tigers

Jun 27, 2014

Porcello throws three-hitter for surging Tigers

Rick Porcello went to his normal spot on the Detroit Tigers bench after the eighth inning. He had every intention to finish what he started. With a few pitches to spare, Porcello got his first career shutout, a three-hitter in a 6-0 decision over ...

Aoki's bat can't lift Royals in Detroit

Jun 20, 2014

Aoki's bat can't lift Royals in Detroit

Norichika Aoki gave Kansas City an early lead, but the red-hot Royals couldn’t muster any offense after the first inning in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers that ended a 10-game win streak on Thursday. Aoki opened the game at Comerica Park with ...

Scherzer throws first complete game

Jun 13, 2014

Scherzer throws first complete game

Max Scherzer already has a Cy Young Award. Now he has a complete game. Scherzer tossed a three-hitter in his 179th career start for his first complete game and Victor Martinez hit his 16th homer Thursday to lead the Detroit Tigers a 4-0 win ...

Darvish nabs victory in rout

May 23, 2014

Darvish nabs victory in rout

Texas right-hander Yu Darvish allowed two earned runs over seven innings on Thursday, but had plenty of run support to pick up his fourth win as the Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 9-2. Darvish (4-2) struggled to find the zone with his fastball, opening ...

Scherzer outduels Lester, picks up sixth straight win

May 17, 2014

Scherzer outduels Lester, picks up sixth straight win

Max Scherzer is hard to faze. Detroit’s right-hander wasn’t bothered by a 47-minute rain delay in the fourth inning Friday night and wasn’t flustered when the game restarted 10 minutes earlier than anticipated. And as for the defending World Series champions? They hardly troubled ...

Kinsler, Tigers down Indians

Apr 18, 2014

Kinsler, Tigers down Indians

Ian Kinsler’s first few weeks with Detroit have been just what the Tigers were hoping for. Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Kinsler has settled into Detroit’s leadoff ...

Mar 29, 2014

Cabrera inks record deal

This is one number put up by Miguel Cabrera that is not subject to debate. The Triple Crown winner agreed Friday to the richest contract in American sports, a $292 million, 10-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. “I want to finish my career here. ...

Kinsler claims comments misconstrued after ripping Rangers

Mar 5, 2014

Kinsler claims comments misconstrued after ripping Rangers

Ian Kinsler was expecting this kind of reaction — even if he didn’t agree with the way his comments were portrayed. Kinsler, who was traded from Texas to the Detroit Tigers in the offseason, said Tuesday some critical statements attributed to him in an ...

Mar 3, 2014

Decisions loom for Tigers' Ausmus

Austin Jackson has already bounced around the batting order a bit at spring training, hitting fifth, sixth and even fourth for the Detroit Tigers. That one start in the cleanup spot — in a split-squad game last week — amused the fleet-footed center fielder ...

Verlander sidelined after surgery to repair 'core muscle'

Jan 10, 2014

Verlander sidelined after surgery to repair 'core muscle'

Tigers ace Justin Verlander underwent muscle repair surgery Thursday after injuring himself last month during offseason conditioning. Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia performed the operation on Verlander, who is expected to need six weeks of rehab before being evaluated again. The first workout for ...