Boyd loses no-hitter, then game vs. Yanks

Justin Upton drives in the first run of the ballgame with a bloop single that drops in front of Carlos Beltran The Yankees’ four-run seventh inning spoiled what was a strong outing by Tigers starter Matt Boyd , who carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Rob Refsnyder rips a double into the left-center field gap, ending Matt Boyd’s no-hit bid in the 6th inning Yankees starter Michael Pineda took a no-decision, striking out eight batters over 5 2/3 innings. New York pitching struck out 13 batters on the night, three by winning pitcher Dellin Betances . A Tigers […]

Fulmer loses no-no, but bests Angels in finale

Michael Fulmer sets down Mike Trout on a breaking ball out of the zone, picking up his third strikeout of the night The Tigers scored off Matt Shoemaker on a couple of RBI singles, by Ian Kinsler in the fifth and by Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the sixth. In the ninth, Angels fill-in shortstop Gregorio Petit booted a slow roller from J.D. Martinez that could’ve resulted in an inning-ending double play and instead gave Detroit its third run. Jarrod Saltalamacchia laces a single out to center field and scores Victor Martinez, extending the Tigers’ lead to 2-0 The Angels, without […]

Tigers send struggling Anibal to bullpen

Daily Recap: C.J. Cron belted a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Angels an 11-9 win over the Tigers ANAHEIM — Anibal Sanchez is heading to the bullpen. Manager Brad Ausmus announced Wednesday that the Tigers are pulling the struggling starter out of their rotation and moving him into relief work while they try to work him through his season-long struggles. It’s not necessarily a permanent move, Ausmus cautioned. At the same time, it comes with no assurance that he’ll rejoin the rotation. "He definitely could work his way back into […]

Tigers place Saupold on DL, recall Parnell

Warwick Saupold injures his groin while covering first base in the bottom of the 6th inning, and is replaced by Alex Wilson on the mound ANAHEIM — The Tigers placed reliever Warwick Saupold on the 15-day disabled list after he suffered a right groin strain on a play at first base during Tuesday’s loss to the Angels. Saupold, who became the second Australian ever to pitch for the Tigers when he made his Major League debut on May 14, suffered the injury while trying to cover first base on a ground ball. He fell in pain as he reached […]

Anibal’s struggles force Tigers to weigh options

Justin Upton fields the ball off the wall in left field, then fires to second base to throw out Albert Pujols and end the bottom of the 2nd ANAHEIM — The Tigers’ rally from a seven-run deficit left Anibal Sanchez with a no-decision in the eventual 11-9 loss to the Angels . But after the right-hander’s three home runs allowed in as many innings on Tuesday night, there’s a decision looming. "He’s either in the starting rotation or not," manager Brad Ausmus said. "There’s clearly two options. So that’s basically where it stands." It’s a decision the Tigers have […]

Ausmus, Upton hit the video room

Justin Upton scores from third on a wild pitch to give the Tigers their first run of the game DETROIT — For the most part, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has let his hitting coaches handle Justin Upton ‘s slow start to the season, sticking with their expertise. On Tuesday, much like he has done with other players, Ausmus took a hands-on role. Ausmus and Upton got together and watched video from his various Major League stops, from his early years in Arizona to his brief stops in Atlanta and San Diego, trying to do pattern recognition from then to […]

Tigers’ 5 homers aren’t enough at Angel Stadium

Victor Martinez ties the game at 9 with a solo home run to right field in the top of the 8th inning The Tigers erased that seven-run deficit with their own long-ball assault. After J.D. Martinez got the offense turning again with a two-run homer in the sixth inning, Ian Kinsler ‘s grand slam to left off Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian in the seventh made it 9-8. One inning later, Victor Martinez tied the game with a solo shot, Detroit’s fifth homer of the game. MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Cron is clutch: After seeing a 9-2 lead evaporate over the […]

First AL All-Star ballot update released

By Mark Newman / MLB.com | 20 minutes ago + 0 COMMENTS The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot reached a key point on Tuesday as the first weekly voting update was released by Major League Baseball, beginning with the American League races. Kansas City has three leaders and the Orioles and Red Sox two each as fans continue to decide starters for the 87th All-Star Game on July 12 in San Diego. National League voting leaders will be announced on Wednesday. Will Salvador Perez make it a fourth consecutive All-Star selection at catcher? Fans are saying "yes" so […]