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Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago
Tigers, Royals preview: Daniel Norris goes for first win in 6th career start vs KC

Tigers, Royals preview: Daniel Norris goes for first win in 6th career start vs KC

Daniel Norris is 0-1 with a 3.81 ERA in five career starts against the Royals.
Grand Rapids Press 12 hours ago

Mikie Mahtook continues bid for starting CF job with two hits, highlight-reel catch vs Royals

Mahtook had two hits in Tuesdays win vs the Royals, and a leaping catch in center field 427 feet from home plate. DETROIT - Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a ball 427 feet off of Justin Verlander on Tuesday at Comerica...
MLB Daily Dish 4 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Justin Verlander may hit market within 2 weeks

MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Justin Verlander may hit market within 2 weeks

Tigers ace Justin Verlander might become available for trade within the next two weeks, sources told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Verlander may hit the market because he has struggled this season after a stellar 2016 in which he finished second in the AL Cy Young Voting. Last year, Verlander led the American League in strikeouts for the fourth time in his career with 254 Ks and posted a 3.04 ERA over 227 2⁄3 innings. This year, the 34-year-old Verlander has a 4.47 ERA, struck out 94 hitters and walked an AL-high 44 batters, a year after only walking 57, in 94 2⁄3 innings. But, as...
Fenway Nation 4 hours ago

Will Dealin' Dave Re-Unite With Another Tabby In Verlander?

()According to Lucas Casaletto of The Score.com, Dave Dombrowski may be dealing for yet another former member of the Tigers in Justin Verlander. While the 34-year-old former Cy Young award winner has been up and down this season, his addition to a rotation with Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, Drew Pomeranz,...
CBS Sports Fantasy Hockey 2 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Executives think Justin Verlander could be on the move

Would Detroit trade its longtime ace? One report says the Tigers will shop him around
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Victor Martinez activated; John Hicks optioned to Triple-A Toledo

Victor Martinez activated; John Hicks optioned to Triple-A Toledo

Hicks played in eight games during Martinezs absence, starting four. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers activated designated hitter Victor Martinez from the disabled list on Wednesday, less than two weeks after he was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat. To make room for Martinez, the Tigers optioned catcher/first baseman John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo. Hicks played in eight games during Martinez's absence, starting four. During three separate stints with the Tigers this year, Hicks is hitting .299 (20-for-67) with three home runs and 12 RBIs. Martinez, 38, has...
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago

How do you think the new Tigers' batting order should look? Results from our poll

The Detroit Tigers are 2-0 since manager Brad Ausmus shook up the lineup on Sunday in San Diego. The next wrinkle will come Wednesday when Victor Martinez is expected to return from the disabled list.
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago

Tigers, Royals lineups: Victor Martinez now batting 6th

Martinez last started a game batting sixth in 2010, when he played for the Boston Red Sox. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will bat sixth on Wednesday for the first time in his tenure with the team. Martinez has hit mostly in the clean-up spot...

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Grand Rapids Press 30 mins ago
Tigers, Royals: Live scoring, stats, chat

Tigers, Royals: Live scoring, stats, chat

The Tigers are aiming for their third win in a row after an eight-game losing streak. DETROIT -- Victor Martinez is back in the lineup, but no longer batting fourth, as the Detroit Tigers play the Kansas Royals Wednesday night at Comerica Park. The Tigers are aiming for their third win in a row after an eight-game losing streak. Follow the live stats on this page and chat with other fans and readers about tonight's game in the comments section below. Who: Detroit Tigers (34-42) vs. Kansas City Royals (37-38)When: 7:10 p.m. EDTWhere: Comerica Park TV: Fox...
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago
Matthew Boyd will be recalled to start Saturday vs. Indians

Matthew Boyd will be recalled to start Saturday vs. Indians

Boyd, 26, has pitched well for the Mud Hens since being optioned on June 3. DETROIT -- Matthew Boyd will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start one game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Jordan Zimmermann will start the other game. The veteran will get to choose whether he wants to pitch in the afternoon game, at 1:10, or the evening game, at 7:15. Boyd, 26, has pitched well for the Mud Hens since being optioned on June 3. He was removed from his most recent start on Tuesday after striking out six...
Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago

These are the dogs that made the Detroit Tigers win that much better

The Detroit Tigers hosted their second annual Bark at the Park event, which should just become a daily event.
Washington Times 20 hours ago

Cabrera, Martinez homer to help Tigers beat Royals 5-3

DETROIT (AP) - J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera homered and Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Tuesday night. Verlander (5-4) was down 3-0 before getting an out, but didn't allow another run as the Tigers won their second straight ...
Grand Rapids Press 20 hours ago
Justin Verlander recovers after rocky 1st inning vs Royals, earns first win since May 20

Justin Verlander recovers after rocky 1st inning vs Royals, earns first win since May 20

Verlander allowed three runs on nine hits in seven innings for his fifth win of the season. DETROIT - Justin Verlander earned his first since May 20 on Tuesday, despite giving up three runs on five hits to start the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. The Detroit Tigers, fueled by a Miguel Cabrera go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning, rallied, beating the Royals 5-3 for their second straight win. Verlander settled in after the first inning, allowing zero runs, four hits and one walk over the next six innings. He struck...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 27, 2017
Detroit Tigers' once-prized prospect Steven Moya demoted to Double-A Erie

Detroit Tigers' once-prized prospect Steven Moya demoted to Double-A Erie

Moya was hitting .166 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs in 46 games this season at Triple-A Toledo. TOLEDO - Not much has gone right for Steven Moya this season. After hitting .166 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs in 46 games this season for Triple-A Toledo, he was sent down to Double-A Erie on Tuesday, the club announced. The 6-foot-7 outfielder, who once was considered one of the Detroit Tigers' top prospects, cleared waivers at the end of spring training and was outrighted to Toledo. He hit .284 with 20 home runs and 66 RBIs last season with the Mudhens and...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 27, 2017
Tigers vs. Royals: Live scoring, stats, chat

Tigers vs. Royals: Live scoring, stats, chat

The Tigers open a 10-game homestand after a 1-6 road trip. DETROIT - Justin Verlander is going for his first win since May 20 when the Detroit Tigers host the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. The Tigers open a 10-game homestand after finishing 1-6 on their last road trip. Manager Brad Ausmus shook up the team's lineup once again, batting centerfielder Mikie Mahtook and moving Miguel Cabrera to clean-up. Follow the live stats on this page and chat with other fans and readers about tonight's game in the comments section below. Who: Detroit Tigers (33-42) vs. Kansas...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 27, 2017
Tigers' DH Victor Martinez has greater appreciation for life after heart scare

Tigers' DH Victor Martinez has greater appreciation for life after heart scare

Victor Martinez is scheduled to return to the Tigers lineup Wednesday after being on the disabled list since June 16 with an irregular heart beat. DETROIT - Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has a greater appreciation for life after being hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat following the team's June 15 game against Tampa Bay. The 38-year-old spoke with reporters Tuesday before the team's game against the Kansas City Royals. If all goes well during his pre-game warmup, he could be activated from the 10-day disabled list and return to the...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 27, 2017
Tigers, Royals lineups: Mikie Mahtook hitting 2nd, Miggy 4th in new-look order

Tigers, Royals lineups: Mikie Mahtook hitting 2nd, Miggy 4th in new-look order

Mikie Mahtook is hitting second, followed by Justin Upton, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez. DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers are shaking up their lineup for the second straight game. Outfielder Mikie Mahtook will bat second Tuesday against Kansas City Royals left-hander Matt Strahm. Justin Upton will hit in the No. 3 spot for the second straight game, while Miguel Cabrera will hit clean-up.  "Mikie has definitely given us better at-bats," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He has played well in center. He may get a few more looks against right-handed...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 27, 2017

Rollercoaster history of Detroit Tigers closers not for faint of heart

The Tigers have had some very good and very average closers since 1970.
Grand Rapids Press Jun 27, 2017

Tigers, Royals preview: Detroit begins 10-game homestand after 1-6 road trip

Justin Verlander will start for the Tigers when they host the Royals at 7:10 p.m. at Comerica Park.
Grand Rapids Press Jun 26, 2017
Francisco Rodriguez on verge of signing with Nationals, report says

Francisco Rodriguez on verge of signing with Nationals, report says

Rodriguez would likely begin with the Nationals Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse before joining the big-league club. SAN DIEGO -- Former Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez is on the verge of signing with the Washington Nationals. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported that K-Rod could sign as early as Monday. Rodriguez would likely begin with the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse before joining the big-league club. Rodriguez, once of the game's top closers, was 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA in 25 1/3 innings this year. He added just seven saves to his career...

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