Tigers rally for walk-off win that ‘stands out’

Jose Iglesias beats out an infield single in the 9th to bring home the winning run, the Astros challenge and the call is confirmed DETROIT — It went from real low to real high. That’s how Tigers manager Brad Ausmus described Saturday’s ninth-inning rally that helped the Tigers beat the Astros, 3-2 , at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander had just surrendered his first two runs of the ballgame in the top of the inning and things looked pretty grim for the Tigers, trailing by a run. Things got even worse after two quick outs to begin the home half […]

Former Tiger Jones: Prospect Jimenez ‘special’

2016 MLB.com Top Prospects: Joe Jimenez loves getting the ball at the end of games and has the type of power stuff that works for relievers DETROIT — Todd Jones returned to Comerica Park this weekend as a former closer, part of the Tigers’ season-long 10th anniversary celebration of their 2006 American League title. But he also had some select words about the man many regard as the Tigers’ future closer. Todd Jones has worked for the Tigers this season as a roving instructor in charge of relief pitching, including No. 5 Tigers prospect , per MLBPipeline.com, Joe Jimenez. […]

Collins to stay when Martinez returns?

Tyler Collins puts the Tigers up 9-2 in the bottom of the 2nd inning with a long three-run homer to right field DETROIT — Tyler Collins has begun to straighten things out at the plate since being recalled from Triple-A Toledo earlier in July. Collins hit a three-run home run and a triple on Friday at Comerica Park for his first multi-hit game of the season. He collected hits in seven of his first 10 games since his return, which is a small sample size, but his performance has at least raised the question of whether there is any […]

Second helping: Tigers strike back, bury Astros

The Tigers tally seven runs in the 2nd inning, highlighted by Tyler Collins’ three-run homer to right field "That was the hit that opened up the game," manager Brad Ausmus said. "It gives you some breathing room. It was one of the bigger hits of the game, if not the biggest." Tyler Collins puts the Tigers up 9-2 in the bottom of the 2nd inning with a long three-run homer to right field Cameron Maybin hit a two-run double to open the scoring in the second inning, then was quickly driven in by a Miguel Cabrera single. Maybin finished […]

Streaking Tigers pounce early, pile on Astros

Tyler Collins puts the Tigers up 9-2 in the bottom of the 2nd inning with a long three-run homer to right field Much of Detroit’s rally came off starter Collin McHugh (7-7), who retired just five of the 15 batters he faced. Nick Castellanos posted RBI singles in each of the first two innings before Tyler Collins ‘ three-run homer gave the Tigers a 9-2 lead after two innings. That was enough for Matt Boyd (2-2), who labored at times to hold down Houston’s offense but gave up three runs on four hits over five innings. Jake Marisnick hit […]

Jones, Robertson celebrate ’06 run in Detroit

Nate Robertson throws the first pitch and joins the Tigers’ booth to share memories of the 2006 AL champion team DETROIT — It has been 10 years since the Tigers’ resurgent 2006 season ended with a World Series loss against the Cardinals. And while most Tigers fans remember that season fondly, coming up short still weighs on the mind of former closer Todd Jones. "I don’t know what anybody else has said, but I want to be one of the first ones to apologize for not winning that," Jones said Friday at Comerica Park. "Because I really thought we […]

Deadline prices remain prohibitive for Tigers

MLB Central checks in with insider Jon Morosi to get the latest on the Tigers’ plans, Chris Sale’s return and more Trade Deadline news DETROIT — While Tigers officials and special assistants continued their meetings at Comerica Park leading up to Monday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, manager Brad Ausmus confirmed what has already been widely reported: Pitching is expensive, and sweeping the Red Sox in Boston this week doesn’t make it any cheaper. "I think [general manager] Al [Avila] is looking at all the pieces," Ausmus said Friday afternoon. "It’s just the asking price is the bigger […]

Could Tigers have pieces to trade for Lucroy?

Jonathan Lucroy crushes his 10th home run of the season, a solo shot to left that ties the game at 1 in the top of the 5th inning DETROIT — The Tigers aren’t expecting to do anything big by Monday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline at 4 p.m. ET, general manager Al Avila warned last week. That doesn’t mean they’re not going to shop. When the Tigers sent a scout to last week’s Brewers-Pirates series in Pittsburgh, the belief was that Detroit’s front office was eyeing relievers on both sides. Turns out, the Tigers were watching more than Mark Melancon , […]

Manning’s future looks bright in Detroit

2016 MLB.com Top Prospects: Matt Manning is a premium athlete, who could have played two sports in college Manning is also the only Detroit farmhand to crack MLBPipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list, checking in at No. 81. The ranking of baseball’s top prospects is done by MLBPipeline.com Draft and prospect experts Jonathan Mayo , Jim Callis and Mike Rosenbaum, who compile input from industry sources, including scouts and scouting directors. It is based on analysis of players’ skill sets, upsides, proximity to the Majors and potential immediate impact to their teams. Only players with rookie status are eligible for […]

Prospects are untold part of Deadline story

2016 MLB.com Top Prospects: The Tigers’ first pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Beau Burrows has a great fastball and a hard breaking curve COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Beau Burrows made it to the big leagues last week. He just wasn’t wearing a Tigers uniform. Detroit’s first-round pick last year had an off-day at Class A West Michigan and trekked across the state as a fan. "First time ever," the Whitecaps pitcher said. "First time in Detroit, first time at Comerica [Park]. It was cool to be on the field watching BP, watching all the guys. It’s definitely motivation […]