When rookie reliever Joe Jimenez gave up a home run in late relief against the White Sox on Friday, he knew he'd hear about it from Francisco Rodriguez. Not because Rodriguez was going to chew him out, but because the veteran closer talks to Jimenez after every outing to offer advice.
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Victor Martinez has hit plenty of pitches harder this year than he did David Robertson's first pitch of the ninth inning. But they didn't resound like his ninth-inning homer Saturday.
The White Sox overcame a Tigers rally off their veteran closer to post their sixth straight win. Melky Cabrera's 10th-inning homer off Justin Wilson nullified Detroit's two-run ninth off David Robertson, sending Chicago to a 6-4 win Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.
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Ramon Santiago gripped a four-seam fastball and chucked the ceremonial first pitch over the plate to the roaring approval of the Comerica Park crowd. The longtime middle infielder may have been out of place on the mound, but he was at home in Detroit, where he played 10 of his 13 Major League seasons.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila liked what he saw out of Matthew Boyd's slider on Friday, saying it was as good as he's seen from Boyd since Spring Training.
The White Sox took advantage of a pair of Nicholas Castellanos errors in the eighth inning and got a go-ahead, two-run single from Geovany Soto for their fifth straight win, a 7-3 victory over the Tigers Friday night at Comerica Park.
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Sometimes, at the most inopportune moment, the ball finds you. Then, sometimes, it finds you again. Welcome to Nicholas Castellanos' Friday evening at Comerica Park.
While Tigers outfielders, including injured JaCoby Jones, conducted throwing drills in the right-field corner of Comerica Park on Friday afternoon before the series opener vs. the White Sox, Miguel Cabrera was in the left-field corner doing light running drills with head athletic trainer Kevin Rand.
The story of the Tigers' 2-1 loss to the Mariners on Thursday shouldn't be the bullpen, manager Brad Ausmus argued. "People want to focus on the bullpen. We scored one run," Ausmus said. "You're not going to win many games when you score one run."
A Tigers-Mariners series that began with two one-sided affairs ended with Detroit and Seattle putting on a pitching duel. Ben Gamel's ninth-inning RBI single off Francisco Rodriguez scored Kyle Seager to put the Mariners on top for a 2-1 win, taking a series that began with Seattle giving up 19 runs in the opener.
The injury-riddled Tigers gained a valuable player back from the disabled list on Thursday. Shortstop Jose Iglesias passed Major League Baseball's concussion protocol and was activated from the seven-day concussion DL on Thursday.
Tyler Mahle's chances of throwing his second straight perfect game came undone just two batters into his start on Thursday. The Reds' No. 10 prospect still was plenty good, tossing six dominant frames to extend his scoreless innings streak to 19 2/3 for Double-A Pensacola.
James Paxton shut down a Tigers offense that put up 32 runs over its previous two games, allowing Guillermo Heredia's two-run homer in a three-run second inning to put Seattle in command for an 8-0 win on Wednesday at Comerica Park.
Daniel Norris needed few words to express his frustration. He has been at this point enough times that he's running out of words to describe it. "Clearly I have some work to do," he said.
As the Tigers sit on top of the American League Central with their fast start, general manager Al Avila said they've performed up to expectations so far, good and bad.
The Tigers teed off for four home runs and 24 hits Tuesday in a 19-9 runaway over the Mariners, knocking Felix Hernandez out after just two innings in the process as they rolled to their third consecutive win.
During a time when four regular players on the disabled list, the Tigers haven't shown many signs of worry from an offensive standpoint. After erupting for 19 runs and 24 hits in Tuesday's 19-9 win over the Mariners, the Detroit has racked up 37 runs and 48 hits in the past three games.
Miguel Cabrera (right groin strain), J.D. Martinez (right foot sprain), Jose Iglesias (concussion) and JaCoby Jones (lip laceration) have made progress, and manager Brad Ausmus said he doesn't expect any of them to be out longer than what their DL stints dictate.
Ronald Acuna, Austin Riley and Alex Jackson combined to go 8-for-17 with four extra-base hits, eight runs scored and nine RBIs in Florida's win over Palm Beach.
As the Tigers head into the heart of their schedule without Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez and with a patchwork lineup, they need more from Victor Martinez.
Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd received a fine on Monday from Major League Baseball as part of its discipline from Saturday's incident with Twins slugger Miguel Sano.
Posting zeroes has become the norm for Class A Kane County's Jon Duplantier in the first month of the Minor League season. On Monday, the D-backs' No. 8 prospect fired five dominant frames to extend his scoreless innings streak to 20 1/3 to begin the season.
Jim Adduci thought he was getting another reminder about a uniform violation when Triple-A Toledo manager Mike Rojas signaled to him while he was stepping into the batter's box for his third at-bat at Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
JaCoby Jones can distinctly recall what was going through his mind when he got up and started running toward the dugout after getting hit in the mouth by a Justin Haley pitch during the Tigers' 5-4 win over the Twins on Saturday.
Alex Avila hit a two-run homer and three Tigers finished with three hits to back right-hander Michael Fulmer and lead Detroit to a 13-4 win over the Twins on Sunday at Target Field.
The Tigers placed Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain suffered in Friday's loss to the Twins at Target Field.
With as much as Flint, Mich., has gone through with its water crisis, hosting a Play Ball event at an inner-city park was a welcome positive change. On a sunny Saturday at Hardenbrook Park in Flint, the Tigers partnered with Major League Baseball to bring kids an afternoon of fun and an opportunity for a taste of the game -- for some, their first ever.
Clint Frazier has had Yankees fans abuzz since New York traded for him last July, but he hadn't gotten off to the hottest start to the 2017 season at the plate. As of Saturday, that looks like it might be changing.
In a feisty game that saw the benches clear in the fifth inning after Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd threw behind Miguel Sano, Nicholas Castellanos homered in the third and came through with a go-ahead RBI double in the sixth to lead the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Twins on Saturday at Target Field.
The benches cleared for both the Twins and Tigers on Saturday after Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd threw a 91-mph fastball behind Minnesota first baseman Miguel Sano in the fifth inning of the Tigers' eventual 5-4 win at Target Field. Sano objected and pointed his finger at Boyd, then he shoved catcher James McCann when McCann put his glove in Sano's face as he tried to get between Sano and Boyd.
Joe Jimenez allowed just the fifth home run he has surrendered over 147 innings in his pro career after giving up only one over 53 1/3 innings between three levels last season. His first allowed in the Majors came on his fifth batter.
No pitcher has been more dominant than Class A Columbia's Merandy Gonzalez to begin the season. That trend continued on Friday night, as the Mets' No. 14 prospect extended his scoreless innings streak to 20 2/3 by tossing seven frames in a win against Lexington.
The Twins used a patient approach against Justin Verlander, drawing six walks against the veteran ace, including three as part of a six-run sixth inning capped by a three-run homer from Eddie Rosario in a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Friday night at Target Field.