Tigers News

  • Tigers break out bats in support of Verlander

    Miguel Cabrera homered during a five-run third inning and had three RBIs, Alex Avila had a three-hit night and the Tigers collected seven doubles to back Justin Verlander's seven strong innings as the Tigers evened their series against the White Sox with an 8-6 victory at Comerica Park on Tuesday night.

  • Ausmus gives Tigers' Jackson first day off

    After 16 games and 144 1/3 innings, Austin Jackson had a game off. It's not exactly a Prince Fielder-like streak, but it's part of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus' plan to rest his center fielder some early so that he can play him every day late.

  • Scherzer, Miggy work on communication

    Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer and first baseman Miguel Cabrera got in some infield work on Tuesday, developing some familiarity working together defensively.

  • Tigers aim to continue breakout behind Smyly

    Drew Smyly will look for better results and more offensive support from Miguel Cabrera and the rest of the Tigers lineup in his second start of the season Wednesday, when he squares off against Andre Rienzo and the White Sox at Comerica Park.

  • Tigers continue eco-friendly initiatives

    The Detroit Tigers continue their environmental efforts. One of the more common sights in the clubhouse at Spring Training was the reusable plastic coffee cup from Starbucks, something several players used for their morning beverage on their way into Joker Marchant Stadium.

  • Tigers call up J.D. Martinez; Putkonen to DL

    The Tigers have called up hot-hitting Minor Leaguer J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo, placed right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen on the 15-day disabled list and transferred outfielder Andy Dirks from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

  • Anibal's luck turns south in seventh

    Anibal Sanchez tossed one-hit ball for six shutout innings Monday night against the White Sox before the tides turned in the seventh inning of Chicago's 3-1 victory at Comerica Park.

  • Tigers' Putkonen seeks answers to sore elbow

    Luke Putkonen spent Monday having an MRI exam on his injured right elbow as the Tigers medical staff tries to figure out the reason for inflammation that has bothered him off and on for a while and became unmanageable after Friday's two-inning long relief outing.

  • Two reviews go in White Sox favor in seventh

    After White Sox manager Robin Ventura lost a fourth-inning challenge, Chicago benefited from two reviews during a seventh-inning rally at Comerica Park.

  • Tigers leaning on Avila's ability behind plate

    Alex Avila has struggled with the bat so far this season, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, himself a former big league catcher, understands Avila's value calling games.

  • Miggy continues to work with early BP

    Miguel Cabrera was among the Tigers hitters taking early batting practice Monday afternoon, trying to get his swing down with more repetitions.

  • Porcello's strong outing lifts Tigers over Halos

    Rick Porcello gave up three first-inning singles, but just two hits for the next six innings, pitching his way through a duel with Hector Santiago for a 2-1 Tigers win Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of the three-game series at Comerica Park.

  • Tigers release Gonzalez, call up Worth

    Alex Gonzalez's tenure as Tigers shortstop is over after three weeks. The Tigers released the 37-year-old on Sunday morning and called up infielder Danny Worth from Triple-A Toledo.

  • Kinsler scores on unusual three-error play

    Ian Kinsler came around to score on a rare, error-riddled play, scoring from first base after the Angels had three different miscues after Miguel Cabrera's walk.

  • Scioscia loses challenge on pickoff play

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia lost his second challenge in three tries, when umpires ruled Sunday that an initial call on a pickoff play stands, and Torii Hunter was safe in the eighth inning.

  • Romine to have opportunity to contribute at short

    Andrew Romine has a chance to be a key contributor at shortstop, where he will split time with newly called up Danny Worth now that the Tigers have released Alex Gonzalez.

  • Tigers expected to swap reliever for bench bat soon

    While the Tigers shuffled their shortstops, that was the only move they made Sunday. Their expected move to bring back a fourth bench player and pare back their bullpen to seven relievers didn't happen Sunday.

  • Scherzer notches first win with seven-inning gem

    After allowing a leadoff home run, Max Scherzer settled in, gave the bullpen some much-needed rest and earned his first win of the season as the Tigers topped the Angels, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon.