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Verlander looks to stay perfect vs. 'Stros

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:01:23 EDT

Justin Verlander, who has never lost to the Astros in his career, takes on Houston on Thursday in the series finale. He'll be opposed my Mike Fiers, who has fared considerably better at home this season than the road.

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.

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:38:48 EDT

It all began 15 years ago, and you are going to want to be part of the MLB.TV celebration of baseball and technology, as the world's longest-running and most successful live-streaming sports product is a way of life for millions.

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.

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).

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.

Struggling Castellanos getting a few days off

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:46:16 EDT

Brad Ausmus is sitting Nicholas Castellanos for a couple games. He hopes it has the same impact a few days off did for Justin Upton last season. "We're going to give him a couple days," Ausmus said Wednesday afternoon. "I just want him to kind of hit the reset button and start fresh."

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.

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.

Mahtook's HR not enough to pick up Zimm

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:24:48 EDT

Yuli Gurriel and Juan Centeno rocketed solo home runs and Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. eased through another scoreless outing, paving the way in Houston's 6-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Tigers tripped up by defensive missteps

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:23:06 EDT

Jordan Zimmermann yielded two homers in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Astros, both were solo shots, but Houston's other four runs were unearned thanks to three defensive gaffes.

Cabrera: Road hurdles no excuse for Tigers

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:30:22 EDT

The Tigers arrived in town around 4 a.m. CT Monday morning, faced the Astros 15 hours later and looked like they might have been sleepwalking against Brad Peacock and the Astros bullpen in a 1-0 loss. But manager Brad Ausmus and slugger Miguel Cabrera said it was more about good pitching than poor sleeping.

Anibal makes Triple-A debut with mixed results

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:42:38 EDT

Anibal Sanchez's debut start with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday didn't end as smoothly as it began, but it still served as a stepping stone for the veteran righty as he works to regain a starting role in the Majors.

Avila, Ausmus impressed with Gose's arm

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:14:56 EDT

Major League managers and GMs don't normally find themselves talking about 26-year-old pitchers in Class A ball. When the pitcher in question is a left-handed outfielder who throws a 99 mph fastball in his pro pitching debut, though, it's anything but a normal situation.

Jaye fans 11 over six scoreless for Erie

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:05:32 EDT

The SeaWolves desperately needed a big performance out of starter Myles Jaye on Tuesday and the Tigers' No. 15 prospect delivered, tossing six scoreless innings and setting a career high with 11 strikeouts.

Ausmus was spotted using a walkie talkie

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:04:19 EDT

Ausmus was spotted using a walkie talkie

9 in a row: Another quality start for Fulmer

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:59:24 EDT

Michael Fulmer spent most of his rookie season with his number of innings pitched being watched, as the Tigers feared the risk of too much of a jump in workload. Nine starts into his sophomore campaign, he's nearing the point where he's expected to give the Tigers innings.

Stewart hits 13th homer with Erie

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:29:49 EDT

After showing flashes of dominance during his first four starts, left-hander Cionel Perez put it all together on Monday for Class A Quad Cities with an unhittable performance.

Tigers' offense 1-hit in loss to Astros in opener

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:22:03 EDT

It took stellar pitching, air-tight defense and one timely hit to get the Astros back on track Monday night at Minute Maid Park.

J.D. Martinez named AL Player of Week

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:06:47 EDT

Due to a foot injury that forced him to miss the first month and a half, this week was essentially J.D. Martinez's first playing this season. Consider him 1-for-1 in American League Player of the Week honors.

Sanchez accepts assignment to Triple-A

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:34:13 EDT

Anibal Sanchez is a starting pitcher again, but now for Triple-A Toledo. The struggling Tigers right-hander accepted an optional assignment to the Mud Hens on Monday, the latest step to try to rekindle the career of the former American League ERA champion.

Gose throws heat in Minors pitching debut

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:25:37 EDT

Gose throws heat in Minors pitching debut

Health on his side, Avila hitting 'like old times'

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:20:42 EDT

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said more than once this season that catcher Alex Avila has played more than he was expected to. But the way Avila has swung the bat so far, in what is starting to look like a renaissance season for the 30-year-old, there's no easy way to dispute the manager's decision.

Tigers fall short after Kinsler's leadoff blast

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:42:09 EDT

Mike Napoli and Pete Kozma hit solo homers as part of a 12-hit Rangers barrage off Matthew Boyd, supporting Yu Darvish through five innings as Texas took a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series at Comerica Park.

Tigers miss chances to damage Darvish early

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:33:06 EDT

The Tigers had to feel pretty good about their start against Texas ace Yu Darvish on Sunday night, plating a pair of runs in the first two innings. After the 5-2 loss to the Rangers, however, it's clear they missed their chance to break the game open.

Homer-happy Tigers hit 3 straight vs. Rangers

Sat, 20 May 2017 23:49:57 EDT

The Tigers welcomed Miguel Cabrera back to their lineup, shuffled the middle of their order and teed off on Rangers starter A.J. Griffin. Alex Avila, Cabrera and J.D. Martinez hit the first set of back-to-back-to-back home runs for the Tigers since 2013, going deep in the opening inning during a 9-3 win Saturday night.

Funkhouser fans career-high in Lakeland debut

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:20:00 EDT

Promoted from Class A West Michigan earlier in the week, Tigers pitching prospect Kyle Funkhouser proved in his first start for Class A Advanced Lakeland that he belongs with the Flying Tigers.

Tigers' HR wave snaps Rangers' win streak

Sun, 21 May 2017 04:34:20 EDT

The Texas Rangers' 10-game winning streak ended Saturday with something louder than a thud. Four Tigers home runs off A.J. Griffin, including a Miguel Cabrera blast in his return from an oblique injury, put Detroit in command early for Justin Verlander on their way to a 9-3 win at Comerica Park.

Tigers recall Hicks, groom him for utility role

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:14:09 EDT

The Tigers recalled John Hicks on Saturday to help fill in for Victor Martinez while he's on paternity leave this weekend. While Hicks isn't likely to unseat James McCann anytime soon as Detroit's catcher, the Tigers believe he could stick in the big leagues at some point if he can play enough positions to use his bat.

Pudge visits Comerica, talks Cooperstown

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:10:26 EDT

After a couple rounds of golf in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., the past two days, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez came to Comerica Park as a Tiger Alumni Saturday guest, reflecting on his time in Detroit and looking ahead to his enshrinement in Cooperstown.

Norris fans 8, but rally falls short in 9th

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:40:56 EDT

The Rangers rolled into the Motor City on Friday and continued their winning ways, propelled by Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo home runs for their 10th straight victory in a 5-3 decision over the Tigers.

Miggy the Candyman: Slugger unveils snacks

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:02:04 EDT

The first words from Miguel Cabrera as he stood at the podium Friday were that his left oblique is improving.

Latest start shows Norris still work in progress

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:38:27 EDT

Daniel Norris showed it all in his 5 2/3 innings for Detroit on Friday. When he half-spun off the mound to retrieve a bunt from Shin-Soo Choo and finished the play by flipping the ball to first from his glove, it was his athleticism. When he tied his season-high mark of eight strikeouts, it was his electric mix of fastballs, sliders and curveballs.

Zimm throws O's a curve in breakthrough start

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:35:19 EDT

A year and two days had passed since Jordan Zimmermann last struck out six batters in a game. So had a neck injury, a frustrating rehab process, a visit with a specialist, a nerve block and a long Spring Training.

Tigers ride HRs from J.D., V-Mart to series win

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:04:12 EDT

The Tigers and O's wrapped up a wild series with another battle of long drive on a hot Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run and Victor Martinez added a two-run shot, as the Tigers handed O's youngster Dylan Bundy his first rough start of the season, taking the three-game series with a 6-5 win.

Tigers honored Chris Cornell in game notes

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:14:57 EDT

Tigers honored Chris Cornell in game notes