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How the Tigers rallied for an 8-run ninth, capped by Cameron Maybin

How the Tigers rallied for an 8-run ninth, capped by Cameron Maybin

Detroit trailed 7-2 entering the ninth inning against Tampa Bay. It was exactly the way the Detroit Tigers didn't want to start a season-high 11-game road trip, trailing 7-2 entering the ninth inning in Tampa Bay. Jordan Zimmerman was a bit off. A blooper bounced away from Justin Upton and three runs scored. Oh, and the Cleveland Indians were winning -- again. But then it happened. The Comeback. The Tigers piled on single after single, mixed in a sacrifice fly, and then Cameron Maybin cleared the bases with a three-run double. Incredibly, Detroit led, 10-7, and...

Game 2016.71: Mariners at Tigers

Mike Pelfrey certainly didn’t win any new fans last night, but the Tigers pulled out the kind of game they usually use in dramatic fashion, with Justin Upton hitting his 2nd home run of the game, of the walk off variety. With JD Martinez likely out until August, the Tigers really need Upton to contribute, […]
Bless You Boys Jun 21, 2016

Tigers’ Justin Upton finally figured things out, and now he’s destroying baseballs

Upton is back to being himself: it just took two months. DETROIT — At long last, the Justin Upton that the Detroit Tigers were waiting for has arrived. After two solid months of strikeouts and more strikeouts, the left fielder has broken out — or settled, rather — into the hitter he was expected to be. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect with J.D. Martinez unable to contribute for the next 4-6 weeks. Upton’s struggles have been evident, and by his own admission he hasn’t been seeing the ball well for much of the season. Already a high strikeout hitter, Upton led the majors...
Bless You Boys Jun 21, 2016

Justin Upton saves the Tigers

Upton blasted two clutch home runs to deliver a big win. The struggles of Justin Upton are well-tread ground. The 33 percent strikeout rate and decline of all offensive metrics was alarming. But Monday he provided the Tigers a huge lift. It's great to see emotion from Upton rounding first base after the walk-off. A player who has been stoic through his ups and downs needed that kind of a release. I don't know if this is a spark or an outlier but with J.D. Martinez out for at least a month, the team desperately needs Upton to produce. Let's hope this is the start of the turn around.
Grand Rapids Press Jun 21, 2016
Walk-off homer another sign things might finally be looking up for Tigers' Justin Upton

Walk-off homer another sign things might finally be looking up for Tigers' Justin Upton

Uptons second homer of the game gave the Tigers an 8-7 victory while extending his hitting streak to 10 games. DETROIT - June has been filled with encouraging signs for Justin Upton. * The veteran outfielder is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak, his longest since the start of last season. * He's hit home runs in three of the last four games, a stretch that has seen him hit a total of four round-trippers. * And Monday not only marked his first multi-homer game since signing with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent, it also featured one of the walk-off...

Tigers’ Justin Upton goes deep twice on Mariners, the last one wins it 8-7 in the 12th inning

That Upton was batting with a chance to win the game was a product of Seattle failures in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings to push across a run despite having multiple runners in scoring position.
Bless You Boys Jun 20, 2016

Tigers 8, Mariners 7 (12): Justin Upton’s 2-HR day blasts Detroit to walk-off win

The bullpen was lights-out, too. DETROIT — Mike Pelfrey’s fifth poor outing in six starts put the Detroit Tigers in an early hole again. The Tigers battled back, though, and Justin Upton walked it off with his second home run of the night, handing the Tigers an 8-7 win over the Seattle Mariners in 12 innings. Once again, Pelfrey put forth a predictably awful start. Flickering hopes of a quiet night in the first were unceremoniously smashed in the second, and again in the fifth. Regardless of the effort, his results were gruesome. The only positives in the game came off the bats of the...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 20, 2016
Justin Upton's second home run snaps three-game skid for Tigers

Justin Upton's second home run snaps three-game skid for Tigers

The game marked the second straight that went to extra innings for the Tigers. DETROIT - Justin Upton's second home run of the game, a solo shot in the 12th inning, ended a three-game losing streak and gave the Detroit Tigers an 8-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday at Comerica Park. It was Upton's eighth homer of the season and his fourth career walkoff homer. Upton gave the Tigers a 7-6 lead in the seventh, when he hit a 423-foot homer to dead centerfield after Nick Castellanos had doubled. Anibal Sanchez (4-7) got the win after pitching the 12th...
Bless You Boys Jun 20, 2016

Game 70 Overflow

This overflow is real. You may not have believed it. Justin Upton is finally a Tiger Hey, did Pelfrey leave the team in the game? Lmao But forreal, scoring 7 runs will win you many ballgames
Bless You Boys Jun 6, 2016

Game 57 Overflow

BULLETS: I thought the Tigers should trade for Happ last year, and still don't regret my decision. Justin Upton is back! Blaine Hardy may never see the light of day again at this rate. MICHAEL. FREAKING. FULMER Ok, now go to the comments.
Grand Rapids Press Jun 6, 2016
Tigers lineup: Cameron Maybin hitting second, Justin Upton eyes turnaround

Tigers lineup: Cameron Maybin hitting second, Justin Upton eyes turnaround

Cameron Maybin is hitting second and Justin Upton is in left field and hitting seventh again as the Tigers open a three-game series against Toronto. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers' lineup seems to finally be coming together. So Brad Ausmus isn't going to mess with it. Cameron Maybin is hitting second for a third straight game and Justin Upton, nearing a turnaround the plate, is in left field and hitting seventh again for the Tigers' series opener Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays (7:08 p.m., FSD). Maybin carries a six-game hitting streak into tonight's game...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 5, 2016
Slumping Justin Upton gets vote of confidence, delivers 'huge, huge hit' for Tigers

Slumping Justin Upton gets vote of confidence, delivers 'huge, huge hit' for Tigers

Uptons two hits in a 5-2 win included a bases-loaded double that broke the game open. DETROIT - Justin Upton wasn't sure he deserved to have the green light Sunday with the bases loaded, two outs and a 3-0 count in a tight game. Not after the way he's struggled all season. So it was a bit of a surprise when that's exactly what he saw after taking a look at the Detroit Tigers dugout in the fifth inning Sunday at Comerica Park. Manager Brad Ausmus gave Upton a vote of confidence by telling him to swing away if he saw a good pitch and Upton didn't let the...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 5, 2016
Tigers complete sweep of White Sox behind Justin & Justin

Tigers complete sweep of White Sox behind Justin & Justin

The win gives Detroit a .500 record. DETROIT - Justin & Justin were too much for the Chicago White Sox Sunday. Justin Verlander shut the White Sox down with his arm and Justin Upton lifted the Detroit Tigers up with his bat in a 5-2 victory at Comerica Park. The Tigers' third straight victory squared their record at 28-28, gave them a sweep of the series with Chicago and pulled them within a half-game of the third-place White Sox (29-28) in the AL Central. Verlander (5-5) pitched the first seven innings, allowing five hits while striking out eight and walking...
Friars on Base Jun 4, 2016

Padres Melvin Upton Steals Home as the he Avoids Tag!

The single most exciting play in baseball: a straight steal of home plate. The San Diego Padres, a night after collapsing with a ten run lead again teased their fans and the upper management by executing their first straight steal of home in nearly four years. Melvin Upton saw something in Colorado pitcher Chris Rusin’s […] Padres Melvin Upton Steals Home as the he Avoids Tag! - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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