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Grand Rapids Press 5 hours ago
Justin Verlander pitches 2-hit gem as Tigers beat Dodgers, snap losing streak

Justin Verlander pitches 2-hit gem as Tigers beat Dodgers, snap losing streak

The Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak; the Dodgers saw their six-game winning streak end. DETROIT -- There was no history made on Sunday, but the beleagured Detroit Tigers will happily settle for a win. Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of two-hit ball as the Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 at Comerica Park. Verlander's bid for a no-hitter was broken up with two outs in the sixth inning when former Tiger Curtis Granderson homered off the right field foul pole. But Verlander retired the seven of the next eight batters and left to a loud...
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago

Tigers' Justin Verlander has no-hitter through 5 innings vs. Dodgers

Verlander had a perfect game through 4 1/3 innings, but he walked Yasiel Puig on a 3-2 pitch. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander hasn't allowed a hit to the Los Angeles Dodgers through five innings Sunday at Comerica Park. He has company. Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda has retired...
Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago

Justin Verlander conjures up playoff mentality before dominant start

Verlander had a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings and ultimately allowed only one run on two hits and one walk in eight dominant innings against the Dodgers. DETROIT -- Unless the Detroit Tigers pull off a shock trade in the next 10 days, Justin Verlander won't be pitching...
Washington Times 6 hours ago

Verlander, Maeda have no-hit bids broken up in 6th

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers had no-hit bids broken up in the sixth inning of their game Sunday. Verlander gave up a home run to Curtis Granderson with two outs in the top of the inning, then John ...
Grand Rapids Press 7 hours ago
No umpires wearing white wristbands in Tigers-Dodgers game on Sunday
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No umpires wearing white wristbands in Tigers-Dodgers game on Sunday

A release by the union said they would wear the wristbands until the league took their concerns seriously. DETROIT -- No umpires at Comerica Park were wearing wrist wristbands on Sunday, a day after their union said they were protesting escalating "verbal attacks." The World Umpires Association said the comments by Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler that "publicly and harshly impugned the character and integrity" of umpire Angel Hernandez were a catalyst for the protest. "It's 'open season' on umpires and that's bad for the game," the union said in its...
Grand Rapids Press 10 hours ago

Tigers, Dodgers lineups: 3 starters getting off days for Detroit

Dixon Machado will start at shortstop, Andrew Romine will play third and JOhn Hicks will catch Justin Verlander for the second consecutive start. DETROIT -- Regular Detroit Tigers starters Jose Iglesias, Nicholas Castellanos...
Washington Times 5 hours ago

No hits till 6th: Verlander, Tigers top Maeda, Dodgers 6-1

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander and Kenta Maeda both took no-hitters into the sixth inning, but only the Detroit star was able to keep his outstanding performance going as the Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Sunday. Verlander (9-8) allowed a home run to Curtis Granderson in the ...
Los Angeles Times 8 hours ago

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

A day after spraining his right ankle, Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger received a day off for Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers. Manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger may also sit when the team travels to Pittsburgh for a four-game series. Roberts described the team’s stance on Bellinger as...
CBS Chicago 2 hours ago
Cubs Sweep Blue Jays With Wild 6-5 Win In 10 Innings

Cubs Sweep Blue Jays With Wild 6-5 Win In 10 Innings

Alex Avila capped Chicago's three-run 10th inning with a two-run game-winning single.
Cubs Insider 1 hour ago

Watch: Alex Avila Gets Walk-Off Hit to Sweep Blue Jays

A truly wild 10th inning of baseball at Wrigley Field today. The Cubs reached base twice on dropped third strikes in the inning, with Alex Avila eventually capping it all off with a two-run walk-off single. ¡Viva Avila! #Walkoff pic.twitter.com/1WVeKq1CUJ — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 20, 2017 The...
Larry Brown Sports 8 hours ago

Ian Kinsler not moved over umpire protest about his lack of suspension

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler’s comments about Angel Hernandez sparked an uproar in the umpiring community, but he’s not really sweating it. With the umpires now wearing white wristbands to protest the fact that the league failed to suspend Kinsler for harsh comments he made about Hernandez, the second baseman really doesn’t care. Ian...Read More
Washington Times 5 hours ago

Umpires end protest, will meet with Commissioner Manfred

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball umpires have ended their protest of what they called "abusive player behavior" after Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union's governing board. Most umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday's games after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended ...

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Grand Rapids Press Aug 18, 2017
Tigers bringing up outfielder JaCoby Jones to fill bench spot

Tigers bringing up outfielder JaCoby Jones to fill bench spot

The Tigers had a roster spot after electing to place right-handed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers recalled outfielder JaCoby Jones from Triple-A Toledo before Friday night's game. The Tigers had a roster spot after electing to place right-handed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list. Sanchez left Wednesday's game with hamstring soreness. Jones, 25, made the roster out of spring training as the Tigers' starting center fielder, and he played sterling defense in April. But he...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 18, 2017
Tigers, Dodgers lineups: Red-hot James McCann catching Jordan Zimmermann

Tigers, Dodgers lineups: Red-hot James McCann catching Jordan Zimmermann

Right fielder Alex Presley will be the lone left-hander in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers. DETROIT -- Right fielder Alex Presley will be the lone left-hander in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers Friday night as they open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Comerica Park. Former Michigan standout Rich Hill, a left-hander, is pitching for the Dodgers. The Tigers have an MLB-best .846 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) against lefties this year, although that total is partially inflated by the now-departed J.D. Martinez. Tigers catcher...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2017
One game after harsh criticism, Ian Kinsler shakes hand of ump Angel Hernandez

One game after harsh criticism, Ian Kinsler shakes hand of ump Angel Hernandez

A day after Ian Kinsler told reporters that umpire Angel Hernandez should find another job, the two appeared to find some common ground in front of 22,700 people in Arlington. ARLINGTON, TEXAS - A day after Ian Kinsler told reporters that umpire Angel Hernandez should find another job, the two appeared to find some common ground in front of 22,700 people in Arlington. The Detroit Tigers second baseman reportedly shook hands with Hernandez, prior to the bottom of the first inning, The Associated Press reported. Hernandez was working second base during the Tigers'...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2017
Tigers' 2nd baseman of the future? All eyes on Dawel Lugo as he takes crash course in Erie

Tigers' 2nd baseman of the future? All eyes on Dawel Lugo as he takes crash course in Erie

The early verdict? So far, so good, said Lance Parrish, manager of the Double-A Erie Seawolves. ERIE, Pa. -- For Dawel Lugo, a routine workout turned into a high-stress evaluation on Wednesday afternoon. As he fielded ground balls at second base before batting practice, it seemed like he was being watched by half the Tigers organization -- from front office staff to visiting instructors. Tigers legend Alan Trammell, now a special assistant to the general manager, was among those in town to give him personal instruction at his new position. So when the game...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 17, 2017
Rangers rout Tigers to complete 3-game sweep in Texas

Rangers rout Tigers to complete 3-game sweep in Texas

Joey Gallo homered for the third straight game and AL-high 10th time in 14 games this month. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Elvis Andrus had the go-ahead home run among his four RBIs, Cole Hamels won again despite a shaky outing and the Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 12-6 victory Wednesday night. Andrus snapped a 4-all tie when he led off the fifth with his 16th homer, lining a ball that just cleared the 8-foot wall in center. He added a two-run single an inning later when the Rangers scored four more times. Ian Kinsler led off...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2017
Tigers, Rangers: Live stats, scoring, chat

Tigers, Rangers: Live stats, scoring, chat

Follow the live stats on this page and chat with other fans and readers about tonights game in the comments section. The Detroit Tigers will try to snap a three-game losing streak and avoid a series sweep Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers. 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 (53-66) vs. Texas Rangers (58-60)When: 8:05 p.m. EDTWhere: Globe Life Park TV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: FM 97.1 The Ticket and the Tigers radio network
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2017
Tigers, Rangers lineups: John Hicks at 1st, Miguel Cabrera DH'ing

Tigers, Rangers lineups: John Hicks at 1st, Miguel Cabrera DH'ing

Hicks went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Tuesday nights loss. John Hicks will start at first base and Miguel Cabrera will be the designated hitter in the Detroit Tigers' series finale against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Hicks went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Tuesday night's loss. The Tigers are trying to avoid a three-game sweep. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Mikie Mahtook, CF3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel Cabrera, DH5. John Hicks, 1B6. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B7. James McCann, C8. Alex Presley, RF9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C James...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2017
The future of Bruce Rondon: What should Tigers do with erratic reliever?

The future of Bruce Rondon: What should Tigers do with erratic reliever?

The Tigers are at a crossroads with Rondon, who will be out of options in 2018. Bruce Rondon's first game back in the minor leagues was a polar opposite of his last appearance in the big leagues. Rondon faced four batters on Tuesday with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. He struck out all four swinging. You could almost picture the Tigers' front office letting out an exasperated sigh: Where was that Bruce a few days earlier? There are two categories of big leaguers: Those who are established and those who are trying to establish themselves. Rondon has tried and...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2017
In Erie, Tigers' Steven Moya laments a lost season: 'Sometimes it's like that in life'

In Erie, Tigers' Steven Moya laments a lost season: 'Sometimes it's like that in life'

He was on the brink of a roster spot this spring. Today hes back in Class AA ball in Erie, where he smashed records in 2014 but never expected to return again. ERIE, Pa. -- Steven Moya was playing for the Detroit Tigers last summer. He was on the brink of a roster spot this spring.  Today he's back in Class AA ball in Erie, where he smashed records in 2014 but never expected to return again. "It's been a really tough season for me," he said during an interview before a Seawolves game this week. "Things haven't been working out for me like I thought. Sometimes...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2017

Tigers, Rangers preview: Anibal Sanchez looks to avoid home run ball in series finale

Sanchez has given up eight home runs in his past three starts.

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