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Detroit Tigers had the right idea with Mike Pelfrey, but it’s not working so far

The veteran starter came at reasonable terms, but has not lived up to expectations. When the Detroit Tigers signed free agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey to a two-year, $16 million contract last December, there was reason to believe that he could fill the fourth starter's role in their rebooted starting pitching rotation. Less than a month into the season, after just five starts, the calls are getting louder to move Pelfrey out of the starting rotation and give his spot to a younger pitcher. In Sunday's series finale against his former team, the Minnesota Twins, Pelfrey left in the fifth inning...
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Tigers prospect Beau Burrows earns 1st win of season for Whitecaps

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Toledo Mud Hens 7, Charlotte Knights 1 (box) Thad Weber scattered seven hits over six shutout innings, giving his offense enough time to wake up for an easy win over Charlotte. The Mud Hens scored an early run on a...

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Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Offense comes to life as Tigers top Athletics

Offense comes to life as Tigers top Athletics

J.D. Martinez and Victor Martinez hit home runs for the Tigers, who got a solid outing from Justin Verlander. DETROIT -- The offense came to life. Justin Verlander pitched well. The Detroit Tigers evened their record at 10-10. J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs Wednesday night as the Tigers earned a 9-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Victor Martinez also hit a three-run home run for the Tigers. Verlander struck out six in 6 1/3 innings of work and improved to 2-2. THREE STARSJ.D. Martinez -- The Tigers led 1-0 when Martinez...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Top prospect Michael Fulmer to be called up, appears set to make MLB debut Friday

Top prospect Michael Fulmer to be called up, appears set to make MLB debut Friday

The Tigers need a starter to replace Shane Greene in the rotation Friday in the series opener in Minnesota against the Twins. Top prospect Michael Fulmer appears set to make his big-league debut Friday for the Detroit Tigers. A source told MLive.com late Wednesday night that the Tigers will promote Fulmer, who was scheduled to pitch Thursday for Triple-A Toledo. John Wagner of the Toledo Blade reported earlier Wednesday night that Fulmer remained the scheduled starter for Thursday but that he was being congratulated by teammates in the clubhouse following their...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Jim Harbaugh talks baseball at Comerica Park: 'I've always just loved it'

Jim Harbaugh talks baseball at Comerica Park: 'I've always just loved it'

Harbaugh spent a good chunk of his afternoon talking with coaches and players from both teams prior to the game Wednesday night between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics. Jim Harbaugh spent Wednesday afternoon at a different type of ball field. The University of Michigan football coach spent a good chunk of his afternoon talking with coaches and players from both teams prior to the game Wednesday night between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics. "I've always just loved it," Harbaugh said. "I always loved playing baseball. I've always loved...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Tigers, A's meet at Comerica Park

Live scoring, stats: Tigers, A's meet at Comerica Park

Its Justin Verlander vs. Sonny Gray. If you are viewing this on MLive's mobile app, click here to join the conversation. GAME INFORMATION Who: Oakland A's (11-10) at Detroit Tigers (9-10) When: 7:10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 27 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Chris Iott The Tigers are hitting .208 -- last in the American League -- over their past seven games. That's a major reason why the team has slipped below .500 and is in fourth place in the American League...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
J.D. Martinez to hit second, Justin Upton fifth in Tigers lineup

J.D. Martinez to hit second, Justin Upton fifth in Tigers lineup

Brad Ausmus has made a change. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus has made a change. Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez will swap spots in the starting lineup for the game Wednesday night against the Oakland Athletics. Martinez will hit second for the Tigers. Upton will hit fifth. Here are the lineups: Oakland Athletics1. Coco Crisp, CF2. Chris Coghlan, 3B3. Josh Reddick, RF4. Khris Davis, LF5. Jed Lowrie, 2B6. Billy Butler, DH7. Yonder Alonso, 1B8. Josh Phegley, C9. Marcus Semien, SS Detroit Tigers1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. J.D. Martinez, RF3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez,...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Tyler Collins optioned to Toledo; Tigers activate Francisco Rodriguez

Tyler Collins optioned to Toledo; Tigers activate Francisco Rodriguez

The move comes two days after Collins directed an obscene gesture at Tigers fans at Comerica Park. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are opting to carry an extra relief pitcher for now. The Tigers activated closer Francisco Rodriguez from the family emergency medical leave list Wednesday and optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo. The move comes two days after Collins directed an obscene gesture at Tigers fans at Comerica Park. -- Download the Detroit Tigers on MLive app for iPhone and Android.-- Follow MLive Sports...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander battles A's Sonny Gray

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander battles A's Sonny Gray

The Tigers and Athletics have split the first two games of their four-game series at Comerica Park. GAME INFORMATION Who: Oakland A's (11-10) at Detroit Tigers (9-10) When: 7:10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 27 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Chris Iott PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander (1-2, 5.79 ERA) Oakland Athletics Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.73 ERA) GAME NOTES --Justin Verlander has a 9-6 career record against Oakland with a 2.51 ERA during the...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2016
Struggling Tigers offense shares blame with Mike Pelfrey for his 0-4 start

Struggling Tigers offense shares blame with Mike Pelfrey for his 0-4 start

Pelfrey hasnt been good enough. But neither has the Tigers offense. The season is young. But thats been a major theme so far. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have not scored many runs in Mike Pelfrey starts this season. Walks have been few and far between as well. The Tigers had six hits and did not draw a walk Tuesday night in a 5-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The offense is loaded with right-handed hitters, but they did next to nothing against veteran A's left-hander Rich Hill. Victor Martinez, who had Detroit's only extra-base hit and lone RBI, didn't mince...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 26, 2016
Tigers offense flat in loss to Athletics

Tigers offense flat in loss to Athletics

The Tigers have still not scored a single run with Mike Pelfrey in the game this season. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers still have not scored a single run with Mike Pelfrey in the game this season. Pelfrey allowed five runs and fell to 0-4 for the season Tuesday night as the Tigers suffered a 5-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The Tigers had six hits, five of them singles. THREE STARSRich Hill -- The Tigers are built to beat up on left-handed pitching, but the Oakland pitcher kept them off balance all night. The Tigers had just four hits -- all singles --...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 26, 2016
Watch Justin Upton make juggling catch to save home run

Watch Justin Upton make juggling catch to save home run

Justin Upton caught the ball while standing on the warning track. But that was after he leapt and prevented it from going over the fence. DETROIT -- Justin Upton caught the ball while standing on the warning track. But that was after he leapt and prevented it from going over the fence. Upton saved a potential home run to end the third inning Tuesday night and keep the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics scoreless to that point. Athletics third baseman Chris Coghlan hit a 3-1 sinker from Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey toward the bullpen area in...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 26, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Detroit Tigers host Oakland A's (chat)

Live scoring, stats: Detroit Tigers host Oakland A's (chat)

The Tigers and As are both .500 entering tonights game. If you're viewing this on MLive's mobile app, please click here to join in the conversation. GAME INFORMATION Who: Oakland A's (10-10) at Detroit Tigers (9-9) When: 7:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 26 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Chris Iott Detroit's Mike Pelfrey (0-3, 3.68 ERA) matches up with Oakland's Rich Hill (2-2, 3.32 ERA) in the second game of this four-game series. Ian Kinsler is back in Detroit's...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 26, 2016
Detroit Tigers notes: Miguel Cabrera says day off paid dividends

Detroit Tigers notes: Miguel Cabrera says day off paid dividends

Tyler Collins and the Tigers are awaiting word from Major League Baseball about potential penalties for the obscene gesture he directed at Tigers fans. DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera went 4 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs on Monday after getting a day off Sunday. When asked whether that day off helped, Cabrera riffed on an answer for a full 40 seconds. "Days off always help," Cabrera said. "Even if people don't like it when you they give you a day off, you've got to take a day off, because sometimes you've got to clear your mind. Sometimes you've got to sit...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 26, 2016
Choice of starter for Friday likely depends on whether Shane Greene needs DL stint

Choice of starter for Friday likely depends on whether Shane Greene needs DL stint

It appears that Matt Boyd and Michael Fulmer are the two remaining candidates to fill in for Greene on Friday against the Twins in Minnesota. DETROIT -- The list of candidates to start Friday for the Detroit Tigers has been narrowed a bit. So how will the Tigers choose between left-hander Matt Boyd and right-hander Michael Fulmer should Shane Greene not be able to make his next start? It might not be that complicated at all. Greene is "unlikely" to make his scheduled start Friday in the series opener against the Twins in Minnesota, Tigers manager Brad...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 26, 2016
Ian Kinsler, Anthony Gose back in starting lineup for Tigers

Ian Kinsler, Anthony Gose back in starting lineup for Tigers

Kinsler is back in the leadoff spot and at second base for the Tigers. Gose will start in center field. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler was ill Monday night. Anthony Gose did not start. Both are back in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers in the second game of their four-game series against the Oakland Athletics. Kinsler is back in the leadoff spot and at second base for the Tigers. Gose will start in center field. Here are the lineups:  Oakland Athletics1. Billy Burns, CF2. Chris Coghlan, 3B3. Josh Reddick, RF4. Jed Lowrie, 2B5. Stephen Vogt, C6. Coco Crisp, DH7. Khris...

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