Tigers News

  • Defensive lapse, late homer derail Tigers

    Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings but an errant pickoff throw led to the tying run in the fifth, and David Freese's eighth-inning solo homer off Joba Chamberlain sent the Tigers to their second 2-1 loss in three days and their third consecutive loss at Angel Stadium.

  • Tigers prospect Ziomek fans career-high 13

    Left-hander Kevin Ziomek, the Tigers' No. 6 prospect, threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 13 batters on Monday, as Class A West Michigan defeated Kane County, 2-1.

  • Tigers' focus on bullpen at Trade Deadline

    Last week's trade for Joakim Soria could be the opener of a two-part move to upgrade the Tigers' relief corps. "Our bullpen has been a situation that has been our major focus and, I guess, would continue to be our major focus if we are going to do something," said general manager Dave Dombrowski on the heels of the Soria deal.

  • Red-hot Quintana to open set vs. Tigers

    Jose Quintana has been one of the best pitchers in baseball of late, and he starts for the White Sox in the opener against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers Tuesday.

  • Tigers draftee Hill atop updated Top 20 list

    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

  • Verlander outdueled by Michigan-born rookie

    For the second consecutive night, the Tigers lost a battle with one of the Angels' young starters. On Saturday, Michigan-born Matt Shoemaker shut down the team he grew up following with seven innings of three-hit ball, sending the Tigers to a 4-0 loss at Angel Stadium.

  • Ausmus ejected after Angels win challenge

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia's challenge of a pickoff play retired a lot more than Eugenio Suarez at first base. It ended up retiring Tigers manager Brad Ausmus from Saturday's game.

  • Scherzer reworks changeup, sees more whiffs

    Normally, starting pitchers spend the day before a start simply keeping their arm fresh, putting the finishing touches on their game plan rather than working on anything major. Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer, however, had a changeup to his plan Thursday -- literally.

  • Nathan leans on sharp slider to strike out side

    Tigers closer Joe Nathan struck out the side in order for just the second time this season Thursday night, and he needed just 12 pitches to do it. After drawing just six swings and misses from May 12-28, he saw six whiffs in his latest outing. Four of those came on a slider that has become a project of his in recent weeks.

  • Smyly bends in sixth inning of 11-K effort

    Drew Smyly took a tough-luck loss against the Angels, who broke through with a two-run rally in the sixth inning to chase the Tigers' lefty in a 2-1 victory Friday night for Los Angeles.

  • Tigers' Hunter soars in July after gloomy June

    Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter felt like he had this swing in him when he was struggling through June. Entering Friday, nobody in the American League with at least 70 at-bats in July had a higher OPS for the month than Hunter's 1.058 clip.

  • Tigers pay the price to get Soria

    Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski asked former Texas teammates Ian Kinsler and Joe Nathan for their thoughts on Joakim Soria while he was weighing trade options and got rave reviews on the veteran reliever who was acquired by Detroit on Wednesday.

  • Scherzer fans 11 Angels for 12th victory

    The Tigers got behind an 11-strikeout performance from Max Scherzer in a 6-4 win on Thursday night at Angel Stadium in a potential American League postseason preview.

  • Tigers not counting on help from Hanrahan

    Joel Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in May, less than a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and team president/GM Dave Dombrowski said Thursday the club isn't counting on the veteran right-hander to return the big leagues this year.

  • Soria moves to seventh-inning role in Detroit

    Joakim Soria, who was acquired by the Tigers on Wednesday, had filled the closer's role in Texas, but he'll see the majority of his action in the seventh inning in Detroit, and that's fine with the veteran reliever.

  • Tigers land All-Star reliever Soria from Texas

    Two-time All-Star closer Joakim Soria has been traded from the Rangers to the Tigers in exchange for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, sources confirmed to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan late Wednesday night.