Tigers-Rays preview

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tigers’ wild ninth-inning rally Thursday night, taking them from a 7-2 deficit to a 10-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays , began and ended with the bat of Cameron Maybin , who continues to step up when needed for Detroit. "He’s been great since he got back, not only as a player, hitting and manning center field, but his energy is real positive in the dugout," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He’s been great to have around, and obviously was a big player tonight." Detroit will look for him to make an impact […]

Indians-Blue Jays preview

TORONTO — The Cleveland Indians are going for a club record when they play the Toronto Blue Jays Friday afternoon as they try to extend their winning streak to 14 games. The Indians defeated the Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday to equal their club record with their 13th straight win. The record was set in 1942 and matched in 1951. The Indians also finished June with a 22-6 record, the best in franchise history for any month. The Indians will start right-hander Josh Tomlin (9-1, 3.22 ERA), and the Blue Jays will counter with struggling right-hander Marcus Stroman (6-4, […]

Rally cats! Tigers use 8-run 9th inning to beat Rays 10-7

. View gallery Detroit Tigers’ Andrew Romine (17) celebrates after scoring on Cameron Maybin’s three-run double … ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers began an 11-game road trip with a ninth-inning rally to remember. Cameron Maybin capped a dramatic eight-run ninth with a tiebreaking three-run double, and the Tigers overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-7 on Thursday night. Detroit trailed 7-2 entering the ninth and opened the inning with four consecutive hits off Ryan Garton, including Victor Martinez ‘s RBI single. Erasmo Ramirez (7-7) replaced Garton and allowed Justin Upton ‘s run-scoring […]

Marlins-Braves preview

ATLANTA — A team coming off a two-game sweep in which it was outscored 17-6 would normally love to be facing an opponent next with the worst record in the National League. Picks & Odds Sign In to save picks Sign In to save picks Yahoo or Facebook MIA 0% 0 ATL 0% 0 MIA +0 ATL +0 Powered by OddsShark.com The Miami Marlins , though, are the one team the Atlanta Braves have a winning record against this season. Atlanta (26-52) started the season 4-17 and three of those victories were against the Marlins, who would eventually lose […]

Moore outpitches Price as Rays shut down Red Sox, 4-0

. View gallery ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore insisted it didn’t give him any extra satisfaction to outpitch David Price . ”I might be different than a lot of guys. I really don’t think about it as Moore vs. Price,” the Tampa Bay Rays left-hander said after stringing together seven spotless innings to beat the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner and Boston Red Sox 4-0 on Wednesday. ”I think of it as myself vs. the Red Sox, that matchup,” Moore added. ”But it was a little bit different getting to square up against one of your […]

Moya not concerned about playing on turf

Steven Moya hammers a solo tater over the right-field wall, extending the Tigers’ lead to 7-2 in the 5th ST. PETERSBURG — Steven Moya remembers dreaming about playing in a Major League game at Tropicana Field a couple years ago. He was playing a Spring Training game at Tropicana Field at the time. Moya was one of the Tigers’ prospects the team brought over from Lakeland, Fla., to fill innings during one of their end-of-spring exhibitions against the Rays on April 4, 2015. "It was fun. It feels like a long time ago," Moya said Thursday. Moya wasn’t thinking […]

Trailing by five in ninth, Tigers erupt for eight runs

Down five runs heading into the 9th, the Tigers rally back to score eight runs in the inning to stun the Rays and go on to win, 10-7 ST. PETERSBURG — Ian Kinsler could not fake an answer when asked at what point in the midst of the Tigers’ eight-run ninth inning and 10-7 win over the Rays when he felt like his team could pull off an epic comeback. "When Cameron [Maybin] hit the [go-ahead] double," he said with a slight smirk. It doesn’t necessarily fit the always-believe narrative. It fits into the Tigers’ approach, especially considering Maybin’s […]

Tigers map out plan for Fulmer’s innings

Michael Fulmer induces a double play to end the threat in the 3rd, extending his scoreless streak to 31 1/3 innings ST. PETERSBURG — The first stage of the Michael Fulmer innings conservation plan ends Friday night, when the rookie right-hander takes the mound in a game for the first time in eight days. The second step begins next week. The way the schedule plays out, and the way the Tigers play during it, could play a lot into what’s to come from there. After essentially having his start skipped last week, Fulmer will start Friday night, then return […]