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Last Build Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 16:56:06 EDT


Norris, Hammel out to build on recent success

Mon, 29 May 2017 12:12:00 EDT

Right-hander Jason Hammel hopes his realigned delivery will continue his turnaround as he and the Royals open a three-game set Monday against left-hander Daniel Norris and the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium.

Without feel for slider, Zimmermann at a loss

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:23:54 EDT

Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann hasn't been the pitcher he was when he signed a five-year, $110-million free agent deal two offseasons ago, largely because he hasn't had the pitch he said made him so effective.

Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

Mon, 29 May 2017 08:42:42 EDT

MLB.TV's Memorial Day Weekend sale offers 50 percent off the yearly/single-team subscription price between now and Monday night.

Zim off, bats wake up too late vs. Sox

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:00:17 EDT

For six innings and 18 batters, White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez flirted with perfection against the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field. That perfect game and no-hitter ended when shortstop Tim Anderson was charged with an error on Andrew Romine's hard-hit grounder leading off the seventh, which was later changed to a single. But Gonzalez and the Sox rolled to a 7-3 win.

VOTE: Pick this summer's All-Stars

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:33:06 EDT

Which Tigers are #ASGWorthy? Cast your All-Star ballots up to 5 times in any 24-hour period (max 35 votes).

Tigers designate Collins, call up Presley

Sun, 28 May 2017 13:20:08 EDT

The Tigers shuffled the deck in their outfield for the second consecutive day, flipping left-handed bats by designating center fielder Tyler Collins for assignment and selecting the contract of outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

Amid tough stretch, Ausmus confident in club

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:33:05 EDT

On this day last year, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus found himself in a similar predicament. His message this season? That 2016 team finished 11 games above .500 and within a game of the postseason.

Greenberg's '38 season revisited in new book

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:45:24 EDT

In the summer of 1938, Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg took a run at Babe Ruth's already-mythic record of 60 home runs in a single season. Will-he-or-won't-he speculation dominated the second half of the schedule.

Tigers' Top 30 Prospects list

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:28:55 EDT

Who do the Tigers have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Detroit's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

HOFer, former Senator Bunning dies at 85

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:21:54 EDT

Jim Bunning, the only member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame to be elected to Congress, died late Friday night at 85.

Tigers top White Sox in Farmer's career day

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:19:49 EDT

Buck Farmer set a career high with 11 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings, helping the Tigers gain a split in Saturday's doubleheader with a 4-3 victory over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox won the opener, 3-0, with Tyler Danish picking up his first career win in his first big league start.

Farmer makes his mark during brief callup

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:09:45 EDT

Buck Farmer, making his season debut and just his ninth career big league start, was brilliant at Guaranteed Rate Field, shutting down the White Sox over 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Tigers earned a doubleheader split with a 4-3 victory.

Tigers fall in G1 despite Fulmer's 8-inning CG

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:23:55 EDT

Tyler Danish might not have been quite as dominant as his mound counterpart, Michael Fulmer, but the rookie still pitched well enough to claim his first big league victory in a 3-0 White Sox win over the Tigers during Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Hamstring strain lands Kinsler on 10-day DL

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:41:15 EDT

The Tigers have been hit hard by their schedule this week, wrapping up the weekend with four games in the span of about 48 hours. However, their biggest blow from this two-city road trip won't be from a lack of sleep. Detroit will be without a major cog in its lineup and middle infield, as the club placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Tigers unable to slow slugging Sox

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:06:02 EDT

Mike Pelfrey allowed one unearned run over five innings, as he defeated his previous employer from Detroit in an 8-2 White Sox victory Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field and snapped the team's three-game losing streak.

Command eludes Boyd in loss to Chicago

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:59:06 EDT

Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd admits that not every pitch can be perfect. But of the 100 he threw Friday night, there's just one imperfect pitch that stuck in his mind.

Funkhouser thrives in prospect duel

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:25:54 EDT

Angel Perdomo and Kyle Funkhouser put together quite a pitcher's duel on Friday as Class A Advanced Dunedin topped Lakeland, 3-1.

Hicks up to spell Avila with McCann on DL

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:23:33 EDT

John Hicks has only squatted behind the dish in the big leagues for the Tigers for one inning. He should see a much bigger workload than that in coming days.

Hall order: Verlander's goal Cooperstown

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:03:28 EDT

Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander is one of the best and the brightest of this generation's starting pitchers. He still "likes" the win as a statistic, is aiming at eventual induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and thinks he has a shot at 300 wins to ensure his election.

Statcast of the Day: Martinez's two big swings

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:47:56 EDT

J.D. Martinez got a lot of mileage out of two big swings Thursday against the Astros, hitting a double 425 feet and then swatting a homer a projected 430 feet.

Homers not enough, as Verlander hit hard

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:21:55 EDT

Jake Marisnick's homer in the eighth inning was one of four long balls the Astros hit in their win over the Tigers in the series finale on Thursday. The Astros also got home runs from Carlos Correa, Marwin Gonzalez and Juan Centeno, all in the fourth inning, off Justin Verlander, who allowed six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton hit homers for the Tigers.

Fateful fourth inning disappoints Verlander

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:57:39 EDT

Justin Verlander was cruising Thursday, taking a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning. That was before the Astros scored five runs on four home runs.

Big night at plate was needed for Iglesias

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:00:26 EDT

Jose Iglesias fell a triple shy of the cycle in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Astros, including a two-run homer in the ninth inning, but after a 4-for-36 slump led to a couple days off to clear his head. This was his first three-hit game since April 14 and it hit the mark in terms of positive reinforcement.

Burrows goes six strong for Lakeland

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:48:10 EDT

Ian Anderson rewarded the Braves' trust in him on Thursday against Augusta, as he rebounded from what had been a shaky month of May to set a career high with 11 strikeouts over six scoreless innings in his best professional start.

Avila would like leeway with interference rule

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:50:04 EDT

Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who was called for catcher's interference Wednesday, thinks the rule could use some leeway for an umpire's discretion.

Tigers' bats come alive late to top Astros

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:49:54 EDT

Alex Avila and Victor Martinez knocked in runs in the eighth inning, and Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the ninth to back Daniel Norris, who allowed one earned run over 6 1/3 innings as the Tigers edged the Astros on Wednesday. Charlie Morton allowed two runs over seven innings for Houston, setting down 14 of the final 15 hitters he faced.

Ausmus earns save for Tigers' bullpen

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:53:05 EDT

Seems like every season the Tigers would construct a team almost good enough to win a championship. There'd be very good starting pitching and a really deep lineup. Problem is, there was always this one teensy problem. In the last four seasons, the Tigers bullpen has been ranked 24th, 27th, 27th and 24th in relief pitching ERA.

Statcast of the Day: Rare homers in Houston

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:22:30 EDT

Two homers hit on Wednesday in a game between the Astros and Tigers, came at the ballpark that has yielded the highest percentage of non-barreled and non-solid-contact home runs in the Statcast™ era (beginning in 2015): Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Norris doesn't buckle after early struggles

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:03:44 EDT

Daniel Norris had trouble with his mechanics early Wednesday against the Astros, but buckled down and pitched well in a no-decision. He allowed one earned run in 6 1/3 innings.

Fulmer has fun taping 'Play Ball' segment

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:40:29 EDT

Michael Fulmer isn't used to attention when he works in the bullpen between starts. Usually it's a quiet place for him to get in his work. On Wednesday, he had a MLB Network crew and Eric Byrnes with him as he walked into the bullpen at Minute Maid Park.