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5/24/2016 | Verlander reaches back to stifle Phillies

Justin Verlander's 107th pitch Tuesday night came in at 97 mph, leaving Odubel Herrera struggling to foul it off for an 0-2 count. Verlander's 108th and final pitch came in just as fast, and Herrera couldn't catch up, yielding Verlander's 10th strikeout as the crowd roared at Comerica Park.


5/24/2016 | K-Rod: 'Never expected' 400 saves as kid

The sun will come back up on a new game day, and Francisco Rodriguez will go back to work to be ready for the ninth inning, trying to send down three more hitters for another save on his resume. For save number 400, though, he was going to have a little fun.


5/24/2016 | J. Upton likely to rest right quad until Friday

The right quad tightness that scratched Justin Upton from the Tigers' lineup Monday is enough of a concern that he'll likely sit the rest of their three-game series against the Phillies, giving him essentially four days to recuperate before Detroit opens a six-game West Coast trip Friday night at Oakland.


5/24/2016 | Zimmermann's status to be known by Sunday

The Tigers should know by the end of the week if Jordan Zimmermann will need to go on the disabled list for the right groin strain that knocked him out of last Sunday's start against the Rays.


5/24/2016 | Sanchez, Nola set to square off in series finale

Winless in the month of May, the Tigers' Anibal Sanchez (3-5, 6.23 ERA) has struggled in the sixth inning this season. He tries to shake his sixth-inning woes Wednesday when the Tigers host the Phillies in the finale of a three-game series.


5/24/2016 | Verlander vanquishes Phils; Miggy plates pair

Justin Verlander worked through the Phillies for eight scoreless innings, and Miguel Cabrera doubled in one run and drove in another -- continuing his offensive awakening in May -- as Detroit captured its eighth win in nine games with a 3-1 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. The win moved Detroit (23-22) over .500 for the first time since May 5.


5/24/2016 | Ortiz, Naylor among top prospect performers Monday

Luis Ortiz, baseball's No. 69 overall prospect, made a seamless transition to Double-A as he enjoyed a stellar debut for Double-A Frisco. The Rangers' No. 4 prospect limited San Antonio to just one run in six innings, striking out six batters against one walk in a 11-1 win.


5/24/2016 | Miggy on prolific tear -- even by his standards

As the latest opposite-field drive from Miguel Cabrera made its path into the right-field seats, the first of two Cabrera solo homers in Monday's 5-4 Tigers win over the Phillies, the swing and the result resembled the Cabrera of a few years ago.


5/23/2016 | V-Mart's single wins it after Tigers, Phillies hit 6 HRs

On a night when the Tigers and Phillies combined for six solo home runs, two of them from Miguel Cabrera, Detroit pulled ahead on a Victor Martinez seventh-inning single that scored Cabrera for a 5-4 victory Monday at Comerica Park.


5/23/2016 | Verlander looks to ride momentum against Phillies

After picking up his 2,000th career strikeout last week, Justin Verlander (3-4, 4.58 ERA) will try to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season Tuesday night against the Phillies.


5/23/2016 | Red-hot Maybin remaining in seventh spot for now

Cameron Maybin's torrid week to open his second stint as a Tiger earned him American League co-Player of the Week honors. It will not earn him a spot higher in the batting order, at least for now.


5/23/2016 | MRI shows Zimmermann has minor groin strain

The Tigers received good news Monday on the injury front. Starter Jordan Zimmermann's MRI results revealed a Grade 1 groin strain, the least severe on the scale, while Miguel Cabrera returned to the starting lineup after leaving Sunday's game with a bruised left knee.


5/23/2016 | Miggy, Maybin named AL Players of Week

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin have been named American League Co-Players of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 5-1 record last week.


5/23/2016 | Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.


5/22/2016 | Tigers option VerHagen, recall Farmer

The Tigers are waiting to decide whether they need to make a move to fill Jordan Zimmermann's spot in their rotation, but they made a move in their bullpen Sunday after their 9-4 win, optioning Drew VerHagen to Triple-A Toledo and calling up Buck Farmer to take his place.


5/22/2016 | 'Close to clicking,' Pelf takes hill vs. Phillies

Still in search of his first win of the season, Mike Pelfrey takes the mound Monday as the Tigers open a three-game series with the Phillies at Comerica Park.


5/22/2016 | Miggy day to day with a bruised left knee

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has a bruise on his left knee after getting hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of Detroit's 9-4 win over the Rays on Sunday. Cabrera is considered day to day, the club announced.


5/22/2016 | Zimmermann exits start with right groin strain

Jordan Zimmermann, whose strong start in his first season as a Tiger has helped stabilize an otherwise inconsistent rotation, left Sunday's start against the Rays with a right groin strain suffered in the sixth inning. Detroit won the game, 9-4.


5/22/2016 | Wilson not getting away with mistakes in May

A Major League bullpen can be like a lineup in the sense that different parts within it can go hot and cold at different times. It can be different, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, in that it's more difficult to move pieces around in a bullpen when a reliever goes cold than when a hitter does. That presents a difficult spot for the Tigers with lefty Justin Wilson.


5/21/2016 | McCann has former batterymate's number

James McCann was Drew Smyly's catcher at the University of Arkansas. They were Tigers second-round Draft picks, one year apart, and Spring Training teammates when Smyly made Detroit's Opening Day rotation in 2012. After two meetings as opponents, and two tiebreaking home runs, McCann is becoming Smyly's nemesis.


5/21/2016 | Change for the better: Fulmer mystifies Rays

Tigers top prospect Michael Fulmer came into his fifth career start Saturday having never gone deeper than the fifth inning. He had not struck out more than six batters in a game. He had typically only relied on his fastball and his slider. All of that changed when the 23-year-old fanned 11 Rays over seven innings while featuring a changeup to lead the Tigers to a 5-4 win.


5/21/2016 | Archer, Zimmermann vie for rubber game in Detroit

Chris Archer will try to improve his record to 4-4 in Sunday's series finale at Comerica Park against the Tigers, who will send Jordan Zimmermann to the mound for the rubber game.


5/21/2016 | Tigers' HRs aid Fulmer's K's in win vs. Rays

James McCann beat his old college teammate, Drew Smyly, for a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning, sending his current Tigers teammate, Michael Fulmer, to a victory in Detroit's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday at Comerica Park.


5/21/2016 | Greene to continue rehab assignment in Triple-A

Shane Greene felt a little sore, but generally fine Saturday morning after the first outing of his Minor League rehab assignment Friday night for Class A West Michigan. He'll make at least one more rehab start, moving up to Triple-A Toledo to pitch Wednesday morning against Durham.


5/21/2016 | Tigers coaches Play Ball with youth players

Members of the Detroit Tigers' coaching staff paid a visit to more than 90 eager youth baseball players at Millennium Park in Northville, Mich., on Saturday.




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