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 ...

Cardinals reach deal to sign All-Star infielder Peralta

Nov 25, 2013

Cardinals reach deal to sign All-Star infielder Peralta

Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed on a four-year contract, giving the All-Star a fresh start after his Biogenesis drug suspension last summer. The Cardinals filled a need by getting a top-hitting shortstop a month after losing the ...

Fielder happy to be in Texas

Nov 22, 2013

Fielder happy to be in Texas

Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of All-Star players that sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit. The slugging first baseman decided to take the fresh start with a new team. “Obviously, ...

Red Sox reach World Series

Oct 20, 2013

Red Sox reach World Series

Koji Uehara was named the MVP of the American League Championship Series after closing out Junichi Tazawa’s win as the Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 on Saturday. Uehara became the ...

Uehara, Tazawa star in victory

Oct 16, 2013

Uehara, Tazawa star in victory

Koji Uehara picked up his third save of the postseason as the Boston Red Sox edged the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the American League Championship Series. John Lackey’s pitching and a clutch homer by Mike Napoli in ...

Darvish breaks Nomo's single-season strikeout mark

Sep 5, 2013

Darvish breaks Nomo's single-season strikeout mark

Yu Darvish surpassed Hideo Nomo as Japan’s single-season, big-league strikeout king, but the Texas right-hander got hammered in an 11-4 Wednesday loss to the Oakland Athletics. The win moved Oakland into a tie with the Rangers for the American League West lead. Darvish (12-7) ...

Dice-K shelled in Mets debut

Aug 24, 2013

Dice-K shelled in Mets debut

Daisuke Matsuzaka received a rude welcome back to the major leagues on Friday as the right-hander took the loss after allowing five earned runs in five innings in the New York Mets’ 6-1 drubbing by the Detroit Tigers. Matsuzaka, who signed with the Mets ...