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 ...

Tazawa gives up homer as Red Sox lose to Tigers

Aug 9, 2015

Tazawa gives up homer as Red Sox lose to Tigers

Junichi Tazawa pitched for the first time in nearly a week, and the results were similar to his previous outing. Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning off Tazawa, and the Detroit Tigers held off David Ortiz and the Red Sox ...

Aug 5, 2015

Dombrowski out as Tigers president

The end of Dave Dombrowski’s tenure in Detroit came suddenly and unexpectedly — like so many of the moves he made to build the Tigers into an American League powerhouse. Dombrowski is out after nearly 14 seasons as president and general manager of the ...

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Aug 1, 2015

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the ...

Tigers at crossroads heading into MLB's second half

Jul 16, 2015

Tigers at crossroads heading into MLB's second half

Over the past few years, baseball’s trade deadline has been a source of excitement and anticipation in Detroit. Whether he was pulling off a blockbuster deal last year for David Price or adding players like Anibal Sanchez and Jose Iglesias in previous seasons, general ...

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Jul 11, 2015

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Brian Dozier lost the All-Star vote, then won the game. Dozier hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to cap a seven-run rally and give the Minnesota Twins an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. After missing out ...

Seattle's Iwakuma shelled in return from disabled list

Jul 7, 2015

Seattle's Iwakuma shelled in return from disabled list

Hisashi Iwakuma, making his first start since April 20, gave up a big league career-high four home runs for the Seattle Mariners, who were pounded Monday 12-5 by the Detroit Tigers. Iwakuma, who walked off the mound with a runner on in the sixth ...

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Jun 22, 2015

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka was having trouble locating his pitches. The Detroit Tigers sent every mistake soaring. Tanaka allowed three homers for the first time in his major league career, including two of J.D. Martinez’s trio of long balls, in the Tigers’ 12-4 victory over the ...

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

Jun 20, 2015

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

MLB Yankees 7 Tigers 2 After everything he’s encountered, Alex Rodriguez broke into a big smile — all the way around the bases. Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and the New York Yankees beat Detroit 7-2 Friday night, the highlight so far ...

Price goes distance, Ks 11 as Tigers end long slide

Jun 7, 2015

Price goes distance, Ks 11 as Tigers end long slide

The Detroit Tigers felt a sense of relief as they broke out of their offensive funk and ended their eight-game losing streak. Miguel Cabrera’s two-run home run in the fifth inning snapped the Tigers out of their slump. They went on to score five ...

Cabrera hits 400th homer

May 17, 2015

Cabrera hits 400th homer

Miguel Cabrera’s bat gave the Detroit Tigers a smashing start. His underrated defense helped save them late. Cabrera hit his 400th career home run and turned a nifty double play with a catch near the first base stands followed by an on-target throw in ...