Boyd solid over five, but Tigers fall to A’s

Victor Martinez hits a two-run home run to right field in the 6th inning to tie the game Khris Davis crushes a two-run home run to left in the 7th The right-handed Hahn allowed three runs on five hits, including a two-run homer to Victor Martinez , with four walks and five strikeouts. Lefty Matt Boyd, recalled from Triple-A Toledo for his first start of the season for the Tigers, fared well, but took a no-decision after allowing three runs on six hits — two of them homers to Butler and Valencia — and striking out seven. Danny Valencia […]

Tigers-Athletics Preview

Jordan Zimmermann has been one of baseball’s best starters in his first year with the Detroit Tigers , who are in the midst of their best stretch of the season. They’ll have to keep that roll going without him for at least one start, though. Matt Boyd will replace the injured Zimmermann against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday as the Tigers seek their 10th victory in 12 tries. Zimmermann is 7-2 with a 2.52 ERA after signing a big free-agent deal in the offseason. When he’ll start next remains a mystery, however, as he deals with a Grade 1 […]

The Walk Off: Josh Donaldson forgoes cycle for game-winning homer

Donaldson’s go-ahead home run Now watching   Next video starts in : 7 Play Donaldson’s go-ahead home run  Replay video Up next Pillar’s RBI double    Up next   Pillar’s RBI double Sports 1  0:28 Now watching Up next Donaldson’s go-ahead home run Josh Donaldson records his fourth hit of the game, an opposite-field two-run home run to right field to give the Blue Jays a 7-5 lead 2  0:30 Now watching Up next Pillar’s RBI double Kevin Pillar hits a hard ground ball down the first-base line to drive in Darwin […]

Improved Verlander helps Tigers rebound from rough stretch

. View gallery DETROIT (AP) — After allowing seven runs to the Cleveland Indians on May 3, Justin Verlander took to Twitter – always a risky move for an athlete, especially one coming off a frustrating performance. ”I’m going to dominate soon! I’m close,” his tweet said. ”Doubt me if you want. We’ll see.” Since then, Verlander has backed up his bold words, allowing just four runs in four starts to help the Tigers bounce back from an awful stretch earlier in the month. Although Detroit is only at .500, Verlander and Miguel Cabrera have given the Tigers a […]

Wednesdays with Brownie: Want to speed up MLB? Here are some options

If baseball is to honor the inevitable, then it must not stop at the re-gifted, hassle-free, no-risk intentional walk. View gallery . Bryce Harper has seen his share of intentional walks in 2016. (AP Photo) The Braves, for one, can go home now. And take the Twins with them. If fate has spoken (and been waved toward first base), and 60 seconds are to be gained in a ballgame (or in less than half the ballgames, actually, on average), and pitchers are to be saved from momentary anxiety brought by the approaching yips, and we’re going to have a […]

Rangers minor-league manager goes on crazy tirade after ejection

View photo . (Frisco RoughRiders manager Joe Mikulik signals his runner was safe during a post-ejection tirade/Youtube Scre … Frisco RoughRiders manager Joe Mikulik is known for one thing. No, it’s not his 11-year minor-league baseball career, or the fact that he has a .520 winning percentage in 18 seasons as a minor-league manager. Anyone would be proud of those accomplishments. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] Instead, the manager of the Texas Rangers Double-A affiliate is defined by something far more sinister. Any time he’s ejected from a game, he completely loses his mind. […]

Fulmer throws 7 2/3 shutout innings in Tigers’ 4-1 win

. View gallery OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Michael Fulmer took his place in Detroit history with the best effort yet of his young career. Nick Castellanos homered and Cameron Maybin doubled in a run, giving the rookie right-hander more than enough support in the Tigers’ 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. James McCann and J.D. Martinez also drove in runs for the Tigers, who have won nine of 11. Ian Kinsler was a home run shy of the cycle. Fulmer (4-1) retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced, with Khris Davis ‘ single with […]

Phillies steal home by using the oldest trick in the book

You can not play this media on the current browser / platform. Phillies score on double steal ShareFacebookTwitterGoogle+Embed More info It’s still early, but the Philadelphia Phillies have easily been the most surprising team in baseball. Many projected the club to be among the worst teams in the majors prior to the start of the year. Instead, they are 25-21, and sit just three games out of first place in their division. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] While the Phillies have shown they have more talent than most people expected, the club occasionally has […]

Herrera’s homer helps Phillies to 8-5 win over Tigers

. View gallery DETROIT (AP) — With a series in Chicago against the Cubs looming next on the schedule, Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin felt leaving Detroit with at least one victory was crucial. ”It was a must-win,” Mackanin said after his team beat the Tigers 8-5 on Wednesday. ”The guys battled the whole game. To me, they looked like they played like we had to win this game.” Odubel Herrera and Peter Bourjos homered off Anibal Sanchez, and the Phillies salvaged the finale of their three-game series with Detroit. The Tigers had won eight of nine, including the first […]

Fulmer flashes signs of bright future in Detroit

Michael Fulmer goes 7 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits on one walk while striking out three for his fourth win of 2016 OAKLAND — With the Tigers having to jumble their starting rotation due to a litany of injuries, Michael Fulmer has emerged as one of the staff’s key members after opening the season in the Minors. Detroit’s rookie right-hander followed up a solid outing against Tampa Bay with his best start of the season in the Tigers’ 4-1 series-opening win over the Oakland A’s on Friday night. Fulmer scattered three hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings […]