Tigers News

  • Kinsler's huge day leads Tigers over Tribe

    Ian Kinsler continued his hot start with a three-run homer in a four-run fifth inning to propel Detroit to a 7-5 win on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. Kinsler later added an RBI single.

  • Nathan records save; dead arm feels 'livelier'

    When Joe Nathan talked about dead arm last week, he also talked about how quickly it can come back to life. That resuscitation seems to have started with his second save of the season on Thursday.

  • Ausmus stands by call for Torii's sac bunt

    Brad Ausmus follows former manager Jim Leyland's adage that certain decisions may not be bad regardless of whether they work out, but he did take a second look at his choice to have Torii Hunter attempt to lay down a sac bunt in the eighth on Wednesday.

  • Weaver, Smyly on tap when Halos hit Motown

    Detroit left-hander Drew Smyly is set to make his first start of the season in the series opener against the Angels on Friday. He'll be opposed by Angels righty Jered Weaver, who is looking for his first win of 2014.

  • Slider-inclined Alburquerque improves fastball

    All the emphasis the Tigers placed on Al Alburquerque in Spring Training about throwing his fastball and locating it might have paid off. Detroit's slider-throwing reliever, known for swing-and-miss stuff but also missing the strike zone for stretches, threw a scoreless inning Wednesday night without a walk or a strikeout.

  • Tigers' veteran Gonzalez inconsistent at short

    Manager Brad Ausmus said Alex Gonzalez "has scuffled" occasionally on defense, and he expressed his desire to get backup Andrew Romine more playing time.

  • Hunter among Tigers proud to honor Jackie

    After a one-day delay due to what right fielder Torii Hunter called a "snow day," Hunter and the Tigers prepared to honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson on Wednesday night against the Indians.

  • Anibal recovers, but Tigers' bats remain cold

    With Indians starter Zach McAllister allowing just three singles and a double over six quality innings, the Tigers were frozen out from the early innings, dropping a 3-2 decision to Cleveland on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

  • Safe call at first stands after Tribe challenges

    With the Tigers trailing the Indians 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler laid down a bunt and was called safe on a bang-bang play at first. After Indians manager Terry Francona's challenge and a video review, the umpires ruled that the play stands.

  • Getting Avila hot is crucial for Tigers' lineup

    Alex Avila remained in the seventh spot of the Tigers' lineup on Wednesday as he tries to work his way out of his rough start.

  • Miggy aims to get back to all-fields approach

    Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera said Wednesday he's feeling more comfortable with the adjustments he has been making to get back to his all-fields approach at the plate.

  • Smyly set to face Angels in his first start

    Tigers lefty Drew Smyly's first start of the season is now set for Friday's series opener against the Angels.

  • Ausmus, Francona have history with Tigers

    The Tigers-Indians rivalry last year featured two close friends as managers in Jim Leyland and Terry Francona. The Tigers' new skipper, Brad Ausmus, also has a history with Francona.

  • Pleskoff: Collins getting chance with Tigers

    Andy Dirks' back injury this spring opened the door for Tyler Collins, who is ranked as the Tigers' 17th-best prospect, to share playing time in left field on the big league club.

  • Across nation, baseball celebrates Jackie

    The 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers was greeted with tributes, ceremonies, remembrances and hundreds of uniform No. 42s across baseball on Tuesday.

  • Weather causes Indians-Tigers game to be postponed

    Tuesday's scheduled game between the Indians and Tigers at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date, but not during the current series, which is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

  • Tigers forge ahead with setup by committee

    While Joe Nathan answered more questions than he ever expected to encounter last Wednesday about dead arm, Al Alburquerque sat quietly with his live one in the relatively quiet visiting clubhouse of Dodger Stadium.

  • V-Mart an option to catch during AL play

    The Tigers bid farewell to their early bout of Interleague Play by putting Victor Martinez behind the plate for the second time this week on Sunday. However, the return of the designated-hitter slot might not mean the end of Martinez's catching days.