2:52 AM EDT, Sun July 23, 2017
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Tigers' comeback falls just short in 6-5 loss to Minnesota

Tigers' comeback falls just short in 6-5 loss to Minnesota

Justin Upton hit a three-run home run in the eighth. MINNEAPOLIS -- For most of Saturday night, Alex Presley was the Detroit Tigers' only offense. His teammates finally joined him in the eighth inning, scoring five runs but falling just short of a dramatic comeback as the Minnesota Tigers held on to beat the Tigers 6-5 at Target Field. Alex Presley smacked a double to score the Tigers' first run in the eight, knocking Twins starter Kyle Gibson out of the game. Then Justin Upton greeted reliever Taylor Rogers with a three-run home run off the foul pole in...
7 hours ago
Ian Kinsler on trade rumors: 'There's nothing for me to say'

Ian Kinsler on trade rumors: 'There's nothing for me to say'

Its Ian Kinslers turn to go through the July trade rumor carousel and he was a bit exasperated by the resulting questions on Saturday. MINNEAPOLIS -- It's Ian Kinsler's turn to go through the July trade rumor carousel and he was a bit exasperated by the resulting questions on Saturday. "There's not much to talk about," he said. " It's tough to come up with something to say when there's nothing to talk about. It's awkward. There's nothing for me to say. I'm playing for the second base against the Tigers tonight and I'm going to try to win a game against the...
8 hours ago
Mikie Mahtook is helping make Tigers' Cameron Maybin gamble pay off

Mikie Mahtook is helping make Tigers' Cameron Maybin gamble pay off

Rather than pick up Maybins 2017 option, the Tigers sent him to the Los Angeles Angels for a minor-league pitcher. MINNEAPOLIS -- Nine months ago, the Detroit Tigers made a bet that Cameron Maybin wasn't worth $9 million more than whatever combination of center fielders they could cobble together to replace him. So rather than pick up Maybin's 2017 option, the Tigers sent him to the Los Angeles Angels for a minor-league pitcher. After a bumpy start, their bet may be paying off. Mikie Mahtook, who started the season as a strict platoon player against lefties, is...
10 hours ago
Tigers, Twins lineups: Miguel Cabrera out with bruised collarbone

Tigers, Twins lineups: Miguel Cabrera out with bruised collarbone

Andrew Romine will start at first base for the Tigers. MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will sit out Saturday's game after being struck on the chest by a sharp ground ball. Cabrera has a right clavicle contusion, essentially a bruised collarbone, and is considered day to day. "I was kind of leaning toward it anyway, but I just double-checked with him and he said he was still sore, so I'm going to give him another day," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. Andrew Romine will start at first base for the Tigers, who will use a revamped batting order...
13 hours ago
Tigers trade rumors: Brewers looking into Ian Kinsler

Tigers trade rumors: Brewers looking into Ian Kinsler

Kinsler does have a partial no-trade clause that allows him to block trades to a list of 10 teams submitted before the season. MINNEAPOLIS -- The Milwaukee Brewers are still clinging to first place in the National League Central, but they've lost six in a row and the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs are hot on their heels. Would they be willing to make a splashy move to upgrade at second base? Brewers second baseman Jonathan Villar is struggling mightily at the plate after having the best season of his career in 2016.  ESPN's Buster Olney said the Brewers...
17 hours ago

Tigers, Twins preview: Jordan Zimmermann on mound Saturday night

The Tigers and Twins will play the second game of their three-game series on Saturday at 7:10 p.m.
Jul 21, 2017
Victor Martinez hits 2 home runs as Tigers topple Ervin Santana, Twins

Victor Martinez hits 2 home runs as Tigers topple Ervin Santana, Twins

The Tigers took the series opener 6-3 Friday night at Target Field. MINNEAPOLIS -- Victor Martinez homered in back-to-back at-bats and the Detroit Tigers knocked Ervin Santana out of the game in the fourth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Friday night at Target Field. It was the shortest start since May of last year for Santana, who was unexpectedly outdueled by Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers were coming off back-to-back losses in games started by their two best pitchers, Michael Fulmer and Justin Verlander. Martinez's home runs came on...
Jul 21, 2017
Miguel Cabrera leaves game after being hit in chest by hard grounder

Miguel Cabrera leaves game after being hit in chest by hard grounder

Cabrera was replaced at first base by Andrew Romine in the fifth inning Friday night. MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Friday night's game after getting hit in the chest by a sharp ground ball. Minnesota Twins designated hitter Robbie Grossman smoked a 103 mph grounder to first in the fourth inning. The ball took a sharp hop and struck Cabrera under the chin. Cabrera kept the ball in front of him and recovered quickly enough to tag first and force out Grossman. He remained in the game after being checked out by Tigers head athletic...
Jul 21, 2017
Should Calvin Johnson come out of retirement to play for the Detroit Lions?

Should Calvin Johnson come out of retirement to play for the Detroit Lions?

The Lions have invited their greatest wide receiver to training camp for a second shot at an NFL career.
Jul 21, 2017
Tigers vs. Twins: Live stats, scoring, chat

Tigers vs. Twins: 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. MINNEAPOLIS -- Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers will face the Minnesota Twins' ace in Friday night's series opener.  Erwin Santana is tied for second in the American League in wins (11) and is third in ERA (2.99). He's allowed one run or less in 11 starts this year. 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 (43-51) vs. Minnesota Twins...
Jul 21, 2017
Red Wings' Tomas Tatar 'excited,' relieved to get deal done

Red Wings' Tomas Tatar 'excited,' relieved to get deal done

Tatar said arbitration process was stressful, but that he's really happy to be staying in Detroit on 4-year deal that will pay average of $5.3 million annually.
Jul 21, 2017
Tigers trade rumors: Ian Kinsler as a 3rd baseman for the Red Sox? Probably not

Tigers trade rumors: Ian Kinsler as a 3rd baseman for the Red Sox? Probably not

FOX Sports national reporter Ken Rosenthal floated the idea in a story published Friday. MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's an idea you might not have considered before: Ian Kinsler at third base. Not for the Detroit Tigers, but the Boston Red Sox. FOX Sports national reporter Ken Rosenthal floated the idea in a story published Friday. He acknowledged it was wildly speculative and that there are a number of reasons it might not work. The most glaring question is this: Why convert a Gold Glove second baseman to a position he's never played before? Sure, Kinsler could do it. He...
Jul 21, 2017
Tigers, Twins lineups: Hot-hitting Mikie Mahtook, Alex Presley starting

Tigers, Twins lineups: Hot-hitting Mikie Mahtook, Alex Presley starting

Mahtook went 7-for-16 with two home runs and two doubles in the recently completed four-game series at Kansas City. MINNEAPOLIS -- Mikie Mahtook will get another start in center field as the Detroit Tigers open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins Friday night at Target Field. Alex Presley will start in right field. Mahtook went 7-for-16 with two home runs and two doubles in the recently completed four-game series at Kansas City. Presley went 6-for-11 with a double against the Royals. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Avila, C3. Justin Upton,...
Jul 21, 2017
Tomas Tatar signs 4-year deal with Red Wings that will average $5.3 million annually

Tomas Tatar signs 4-year deal with Red Wings that will average $5.3 million annually

The deal buys three years of Tatar's unrestricted free agency.
Jul 21, 2017
Is it too early to view Dawel Lugo as Tigers' third baseman of the future?

Is it too early to view Dawel Lugo as Tigers' third baseman of the future?

The 22-year-old, who made his debut at Double-A Erie on Thursday night, will be a real good third baseman at the Major League level, Tigers general manager Al Avila said after announcing the move. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dawel Lugo, one of three minor-league infielders acquired by the Detroit Tigers in this week's J.D. Martinez trade, will be burdened with unusually high expectations for a player who's not even among the organization's top 10 prospects. The 22-year-old, who made his debut at Double-A Erie on Thursday night, will be a "real good third baseman at...