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Seventh-inning update: Pirates 3, Tigers 1

Seventh-inning update: Pirates 3, Tigers 1

Justin Verlander gave up three early runs. He was fortunate that he didnt allow five or six. Justin Verlander gave up three early runs. He was fortunate that he didn't allow five or six. Verlander struggled with his command early Tuesday night and the Detroit Tigers could not capitalize on a golden opportunity to tie the game in the fifth. The Tigers trailed 3-1 through six innings. The Tigers had runners at second and third with nobody out in the fifth after an RBI double by James McCann, but both of those runners ended up stranded on base after Gerrit Cole...
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Both benches warned after Justin Verlander plunks Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez in fifth inning

Both benches warned after Justin Verlander plunks Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez in fifth inning

Plate umpire Chris Segal issued warnings to both benches Tuesday night when Justin Verlander struck Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez with the first pitch he threw in the fifth. Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte walks to first after being hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander during the fourth inning Tuesday in Detroit.AP Photo  DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander has plunked two batters tonight. The second may have been intentional. Plate umpire Chris Segal issued warnings to both benches Tuesday night when...
NHL free agency: Red Wings seek top-four defenseman but concerned about money, term

NHL free agency: Red Wings seek top-four defenseman but concerned about money, term

The Red Wings have the cap space to acquire offensive-minded, right-shooting defenseman Mike Green, but will he cost more than they're willing to pay?
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh shares a personal Brad Ausmus story before tossing first pitch at Comerica Park

Harbaugh's first ceremonial first pitch ever was caught by Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Tuesday night.
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Michigan's Jim Harbaugh shares a personal Brad Ausmus story before tossing first pitch at Comerica Park

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh shares a personal Brad Ausmus story before tossing first pitch at Comerica Park

Harbaughs first ceremonial first pitch ever was caught by Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Tuesday night. Watch video DETROIT -- Tuesday night was a first for Jim Harbaugh, and another one of his own personal thrills. Michigan's head football coach was invited to Comerica Park by the Detroit Tigers to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to a Tigers-Pirates game Tuesday night, which was a first for Harbaugh -- at any level. A former standout baseball player during his high school days, Harbaugh said he took some time to warm up Tuesday...
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago
Jim Harbaugh says he doesn't run off players, insists medical safety of athletes comes first

Jim Harbaugh says he doesn't run off players, insists medical safety of athletes comes first

On Tuesday, Harbaugh responded to the implication that he attempted to force former defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins off Michigan's roster to create scholarship space.
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago
Watch Jim Harbaugh throw out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game

Watch Jim Harbaugh throw out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game

A Michigan-themed Detroit Tigers hat. A Mark Fidrych jersey. And khakis, of course. .@CoachJim4UM threw out tonights first pitch! pic.twitter.com/N6xyurYMIK— #VoteTigers (@tigers) June 30, 2015 DETROIT -- A Michigan-themed Detroit Tigers hat. A Mark Fidrych jersey. And khakis, of course. Jim Harbaugh stopped by Comerica Park on Tuesday night to throw out the first pitch before the Tigers' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Wolverines football coach delivered a fastball to manager Brad Ausmus after going through a full warmup. Before the game, Harbaugh...
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus explains his reasoning behind latest pinch-running decisions

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus explains his reasoning behind latest pinch-running decisions

Why did Tigers manager Brad Ausmus take Victor Martinez out of the game Thursday, but decide to keep him in the game on Sunday? Did he change his tune? Not quite. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was heavily criticized when he elected to lift Victor Martinez for a pinch-runner in the ninth inning last Thursday. The decision seemingly backfired when Martinez was no longer available to bat when his spot in the lineup came back up the 10th inning with the bases loaded. A similar situation played out Sunday when Martinez hit a game-tying double in the...
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago

Video: Jim Harbaugh demonstrates his old baseball swing at Comerica Park

Harbaugh threw out the first pitch before Tuesday's Tigers-Pirates game in Detroit.
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago
Live updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (chat)

Live updates: Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (chat)

The Pirates have one of the best records in the majors, but they have lost six of their past nine. FREQUENTLY REFRESH this page for the latest. If you're viewing this on our mobile app, click here for updates and to comment. // // ]]> Who: Detroit Tigers (39-36, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (42-33, 2nd in NL Central)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott and James Schmehl The Detroit Tigers probably have not faced a...

Wings lean ‘right,’ but not at any cost as free agency set to open Wednesday

DETROIT >> The Detroit Red Wings’ free agency shopping list hasn’t changed from a season ago. The only thing different is that the pool of potential fits to fill those needs is much smaller, which should make the end result …
Red Wings buy out Stephen Weiss of final three years; might make a pitch for Mike Green

Red Wings buy out Stephen Weiss of final three years; might make a pitch for Mike Green

Signed to fill the second-line center spot, Weiss struggled with injuries and didn't produce much when healthy.
Grand Rapids Press 7 hours ago
Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus on miscommunication with David Price: 'It really wasn't anything'

Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus on miscommunication with David Price: 'It really wasn't anything'

Asked Tuesday afternoon whether the second-year manager has paid any attention to public opinion following the incident, Brad Ausmus said it hasnt crossed his mind. DETROIT -- There's been a lot of talk the past couple days on local airwaves about the miscommunication that led to David Price's early exit Sunday. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hasn't paid any attention to it. Asked Tuesday whether the second-year manager has monitored media rumblings or paid attention to public opinion following the incident, Ausmus said hasn't. "When (Price) came out of the game?"...

Stephen Weiss no longer a Wing as club decides to buy out the final three years of his contract

DETROIT >> Stephen Weiss is no longer a Detroit Red Wing. The Wings decided to buy out the remaining three years of his contract prior to the buyout period ending for players with no-movement clauses in their contracts, Tuesday. Weiss, …
Detroit Red Wings sign defenseman Brendan Smith to two-year, $5.5 million contract

Detroit Red Wings sign defenseman Brendan Smith to two-year, $5.5 million contract

An offensive defenseman at Wisconsin and in Grand Rapids, Smith has been used in a defensive role in Detroit.

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