Scherzer out for big bucks

Dec 11, 2014

Scherzer out for big bucks

Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract. Max Scherzer may be seeking an even bigger deal as ...

Cruz home run helps O's sweep by Tigers

Oct 6, 2014

Cruz home run helps O's sweep by Tigers

A runaway title in a division of behemoths, then an unexpected sweep against a trio of Cy Young winners. For Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and this unheralded bunch from Baltimore, the question now is: What’s next? Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest ...

Orioles shell Scherzer, take Game 1 in ALDS

Oct 3, 2014

Orioles shell Scherzer, take Game 1 in ALDS

Max Scherzer wasn’t as sharp as usual, yet the Detroit Tigers were still just one run behind heading into the eighth inning of Game 1 in their AL Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles. That’s when things got ugly. Aided by two Detroit errors, ...

Scherzer keeps focus on team, winning

Sep 26, 2014

Scherzer keeps focus on team, winning

Max Scherzer was finally willing to do a bit of scoreboard watching. For the Detroit Tigers, a fourth straight AL Central title is within reach. “I’ve said the whole time I’m not worried about what Kansas City does, and I’m focused only on what ...

Tigers clinch playoff berth

Sep 25, 2014

Tigers clinch playoff berth

The Detroit Tigers looked dormant with the bats until a pitch from Chicago’s Chris Sale hit Victor Martinez around the back of his left shoulder. Then tempers flared, the benches and bullpens emptied — and Sale’s shutout didn’t last much longer. Martinez came around ...

Tigers benefit from appeal

Sep 21, 2014

Tigers benefit from appeal

A rarely-used backup infielder who never even got into the game made the play of the day for the Detroit Tigers. From the dugout, Hernan Perez spotted that a Kansas City runner failed to tag up. That set off a wild sequence Saturday that ...

Tigers put more heat on first-place Royals

Sep 10, 2014

Tigers put more heat on first-place Royals

Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon’s fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. “When that came off the bat, I was sure that thing was gone, and I was stunned when I turned around and realized it ...

Price not right against Giants

Sep 7, 2014

Price not right against Giants

The San Francisco Giants jumped on David Price right at the start, making themselves right at home in another successful game at Comerica Park. Andrew Susac hit a two-run double in San Francisco’s four-run first, and the Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on ...

Verlander gets win for Tigers

Aug 30, 2014

Verlander gets win for Tigers

It was just one pitch, but Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers can only hope it turns out to be a turning point in their season. Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, ...

Tigers take advantage of Rays error

Aug 20, 2014

Tigers take advantage of Rays error

Kevin Keirmaier blamed himself for Tuesday night’s 11-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers, but Joe Maddon wouldn’t let him. The Tampa Bay Rays’ rookie right fielder took a chance in the 11th, diving for Ian Kinsler’s leadoff hit, which got by him for a ...

Verlander slowed by injury

Aug 12, 2014

Verlander slowed by injury

Justin Verlander pitched only one inning of the Detroit Tigers’ 11-6 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates because of soreness in his right shoulder. Despite the short outing, Verlander (10-11) took the loss after giving up five runs — four earned — four hits and ...

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

Aug 11, 2014

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

As fans filed out of Rogers Centre following the longest game in Toronto Blue Jays history, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” played over the sound system. For a while, it looked like the “day” game might just go all night. Jose Bautista’s single in ...