Detroit Tigers News

Recap: Ausmus points to chart, Tigers lose anyway.


Tigers manage only four hits against strong Angels pitching. Brad Ausmus ejected. Jim Joyce probably won't vacation in Michigan anytime soon.

Angels 2, Tigers 1: A good outing spoiled


The Tigers let an excellent outing from Drew Smyly go to waste in a 2-1 loss to the Angels. Detroit's offense could not get anything going against five LA pitchers, held to one hit over the final 3...

Tigers 6, Angels 4: Scherzer out-pitches Richards


In a possible AL playoff preview, Max Scherzer struck out 11 in seven innings, pitching the Tigers to a 6-4 victory over Garrett Richards and the Angels. Closer Joe Nathan had one of his best...

'Highly unlikely' Joel Hanrahan pitches for Tigers


GM Dave Dombrowski admitted today Joel Hanrahan's rehab has not progressed to the point where the 32-year-old closer will be able to pitch for the Tigers in 2014.

Tigers deal for closer Joakim Soria


The Tigers have made a deal to significantly bolster their bullpen by trading for Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers, but pay a heavy prospect price in Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

Tigers 11, D-backs 5: Tigers pull away late


What had been a blowout became tense in the late innings, the Tigers giving back five runs after taking a 7-0 advantage. But four eighth inning runs, three coming on a Miguel Cabrera home run, gave...

D-backs 5, Tigers 4: Bullpen follies redux


Rick Porcello and the Tigers were in position for a comeback win after scoring two runs in the top of the eighth inning. But Phil Coke and Ian Krol conspired to give the lead right back, the...

Tigers commit to Lakeland, agree on 20-year lease


The Tigers buck the trend of looking for greener spring training pastures in Arizona or coastal Florida by committing to train in Lakekand until 2036.

Tigers 4, D-Backs 3: Road warriors


Justin Verlander and the bullpen combined to hold the Diamondbacks to three runs on eight hits, while Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera provided the Tigers' offensive firepower in a...

Tigers 5, Indians 1: Smyly supplies the momentum


Jim Leyland loved to say, "Momentum is your next day's starting pitcher." After four straight losses, Drew Smyly gave Detroit plenty of momentum by taking a no-hitter into the fifth. Smyly allowed...


Indians 5, Tigers 2: Too much Joe Nathan


The Indians broke open a 2-2 game in the ninth inning when Carlos Santana unloaded a bases loaded double off Joe Nathan. The Tigers' offense was in stasis, the heart of the batting order combining...

Indians 6, Tigers 2: Corey Kluber dominates


Indians' ace Corey Kluber pitched into the ninth to earn his tenth win of the season. Called up for the doubleheader, Tigers' rookie Drew VerHagen kept Detroit in the game by lasting five innings...

Knebel recalled, Smith optioned to Triple-A Toledo


Today's doubleheader means the Tigers are in dire need fresh bullpen arms. Chad Smith's 37 pitch outing on Friday night made him the odd man out, to be replaced by Corey Knebel.

Who is Drew VerHagen?


VerHagen will make a spot start for the Tigers on Saturday.

Indians 9, Tigers 3: Bullpen implosion


Detroit's bullpen served up seven extra base hits, including three home runs, over the final three innings, turning a close game into a blowout.

Tigers, Rangers in talks for Joakim Soria


Could the Tigers land the former Royals closer?

Dirks recalled from rehab, remains on DL


A back issue forced the Tigers' outfielder back to the disabled list after six games with Lakeland.

AL 5, NL 3: Miggy homers, Max gets the win


Max Scherzer got the win in tonight's All-Star Game, while Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer.

Cabrera admits he's still recovering from surgery


In fessing up he's still dealing with aftereffects from last season's groin injury and resulting core muscle surgery, Miguel Cabrera admitted Justin Verlander is having the same problems in his...

Scherzer's curveball becoming more consistent


While Max Scherzer's curveball is not yet a complete pitch, he has reached a nice comfort level with the pitch.

Royals 5, Tigers 2: Late KC surge


Justin Verlander was solid through six scoreless frames but a messy seventh inning undid it all and the bullpen was unable to record an out during key moments.

Tigers 5, Royals 1: Battle Royale


Rick Porcello battled through seven innings and held the Royals to one run. J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila delivered with a solo shot and a two-run homer respectively to give the Tigers a late-game...

Tigers 2, Royals 1: Sanchez masters Royals


Bench coach Gene Lamont took over for ailing manager Brad Ausmus, directing the Tigers' 2-1 victory over the Royals. Anibal Sanchez carried the load for Detroit, holding Kansas City to one run over...

Kinsler replaces Martinez on All-Star roster


Martinez has not hit the DL yet, but he will not play in Tuesday's All-Star game.

Avila's unseen game


The success of the Tigers' pitching staff hasn't come overnight. Rather, it's been the result of chemistry that continues to build over time.

Rick Porcello finishes 3rd in AL Final Vote


Rick Porcello misses out on his first All-Star Game appearance with a third-place finish. White Sox left-hander Chris Sale wins the final spot on the AL roster.

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