Tigers News

  • Tigers hold second Wild Card with extras win

    Max Scherzer settled in after yielding four early runs, but it was a bases-loaded walk by Victor Martinez in the 11th inning that helped the Tigers earn an 8-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday night.

  • Verlander positive about his throwing session

    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander said he felt good after spending 10-15 minutes throwing from about 60 feet in the Tropicana Field outfield before Tuesday's series opener against the Rays.

  • Price gets warm welcome back to Tropicana

    The Rays honored former ace David Price with a video presentation and a standing ovation during the second inning of Tuesday's game against the Tigers. The left-hander admitted he's not excited about facing the players he shared a clubhouse with three weeks ago.

  • Tigers gain, save run following replay reviews

    Instant replay smiled on the Tigers in their series opener against the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. First, a crew chief review overturned a Tampa Bay home run, and later, manager Brad Ausmus' successful challenge overturned a catch that gave Miguel Cabrera an RBI single.

  • Tigers looking to keep pace in playoff chase

    Jake Odorizzi and the Rays will look to bounce back and even the series against Rick Porcello and the Tigers on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

  • Dirks' rehab derailed again by hamstring issue

    Tigers left fielder Andy Dirks, who had just restarted his rehab from back surgery after a left hamstring strain, re-injured the hamstring and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, manager Brad Ausmus said before the series opener against the Rays.

  • Hardly Maxed out: Scherzer better than ever

    The question has come up a couple times to Max Scherzer, whose American League Cy Young Award-winning season last year was downright dominant. And when he threw eight shutout innings and had a season-high 14 strikeouts on Thursday, the question came up again. After going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts last year, is Scherzer actually better this year?

  • Tigers fumble away Wild Card lead to M's

    Seattle chased left-hander Robbie Ray after five innings with four runs allowed and three Tigers errors led to four unearned runs in an 8-1 loss to the Mariners Sunday.

  • Castrovince: A's, Tigers seeing what moves cost

    The A's and Tigers, it seemed, were destined to win their divisions and destined to ride their elite rotations to the best records in the league and another October showdown after the clubs made major trades before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

  • Nathan past controversy after 25th save

    Joe Nathan was going to have to get back on the mound and face the boos at Comerica Park eventually. David Price's home debut as a Tiger Saturday night, with a three-run lead, seemed like as good a time as any.

  • Tigers: Davis has record day on basepaths

    Rajai Davis tried to create a spark for the struggling Tigers' offense Sunday, and he injured himself as a result. He created a couple pieces of statistical history, but no offense. Davis left Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Mariners after six innings with a bruised left thumb suffered on his third stolen base of the game and his 30th of the year.

  • Johnson ready for fresh start in Detroit 'pen

    Jim Johnson said he isn't sure why things went awry during his four months in Oakland, but he's clearly ready for a fresh start. He's hoping the work he put in at Triple-A Toledo gives him a good shot at it in Detroit.

  • Price puts Tigers back into playoff spot

    While David Price cooled off the red-hot Mariners with eight innings of three-hit ball for his first win as a Tiger, Felix Hernandez lasted just five innings with two runs allowed before the Tigers added on against Seattle's bullpen for a 4-2 victory Saturday night.

  • Tigers call up veteran Johnson to aid 'pen

    Two weeks after being released by Oakland, Jim Johnson is headed back to the big leagues. The Tigers announced they will call up the former O's and A's closer from Triple-A Toledo and put him in their bullpen Sunday, trying to add a veteran arm to a late-inning staff that has had its struggles.

  • After impressive debut, Mercedes optioned

    Once upon a time this season, Melvin Mercedes looked like he was being put on a fast track to the big leagues. Then his struggles at Triple-A Toledo seemingly had him destined to spend the year at the back of the Mud Hens' bullpen. Now, he has two scoreless Major League innings on his record.

  • Ausmus not pointing fingers for weak bats

    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus appears to have drawn a line against critiquing individual hitters when talking about his lineup's offensive struggles. They'll hit as a team, or they'll struggle as a team.

  • Porcello, Tigers fall out of playoff spot

    If the playoffs began now, the Tigers wouldn't be in them. Friday's 7-2 loss to the Mariners knocked the Tigers 1 1/2 games behind the Royals in the AL Central and one-half game behind Seattle for the second Wild Card spot.