Fulmer’s strong effort lays base for Tigers

Michael Fulmer strikes out three, allowing three runs on seven hits over 7 2/3 solid innings in his start vs. the Red Sox BOSTON — The insatiable Red Sox offense made sure Michael Fulmer wouldn’t breeze in and out of Fenway Park on Wednesday afternoon. But the rookie starter avoided the big inning en route to 7 2/3 strong frames while helping the Tigers beat the Red Sox, 4-3 , for their ninth series sweep of the season. Fulmer limited Boston to a Dustin Pedroia solo homer over the first six innings before allowing a Xander Bogaerts home run […]

Miggy’s HR propels Tigers to Fenway sweep

Miguel Cabrera drives a go-ahead opposite-field solo home run to right, giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead in the top of the 9th inning Right-hander Michael Fulmer cruised through six innings before getting counterpunched by a powerful Boston lineup in the seventh and eighth, but the rookie limited Boston to seven hits and three runs over 7 2/3 innings. Michael Fulmer strikes out three, allowing three runs on seven hits over 7 2/3 solid innings in his start vs. the Red Sox Though the Red Sox battled back, it wasn’t enough steam. Xander Bogaerts crushed a homer into the […]

J.D. Martinez begins Triple-A rehab stint

J.D. Martinez crashes into the wall and suffers an injury on a triple to right by Paulo Orlando, causing him to exit the game BOSTON — Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez began an injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday at Durham. Martinez served as the Mud Hens’ designated hitter and went 1-for-5 with an RBI. The right fielder has been on the disabled list since June 17 with a non-displaced fracture in his right elbow. Manager Brad Ausmus said the Tigers will consider moving Martinez to the outfield after evaluating how well he does at the dish. "We’re […]

Salty alters approach against knuckler

Jarrod Saltalamacchia smacks a two-run single into left-center field, extending the Tigers’ lead to 8-5 in the top of the 5th inning BOSTON — Tigers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia came into the three-game series knowing the ins and outs of Fenway Park. During Tuesday night’s 9-8 win over the Red Sox, he used that comfort in the buzzing atmosphere to lead his team to its second straight victory. Saltalamacchia went 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs in his first game at Fenway Park since winning a championship with the Red Sox in 2013. "It feels good to be here," […]

Miggy, ex-Sox lead Tigers in Fenway slugfest

Jarrod Saltalamacchia smacks a two-run single into left-center field, extending the Tigers’ lead to 8-5 in the top of the 5th inning Knuckleballer Steven Wright , on the other hand, didn’t look comfortable from the first inning, when he allowed Miguel Cabrera ‘s opposite-field two-run homer. In his most disappointing start of the season, the righty allowed nine hits and eight runs over 4 2/3 innings. Miguel Cabrera launches a two-run home run to right field, giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning Mike Pelfrey didn’t fare much better for Detroit, giving up […]

Fenway brings back memories for Ausmus

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, a Connecticut native, recalls going to Fenway Park to watch his favorite player, Jim Rice. (Getty Images) BOSTON — Many will never forget being at their first Major League ballgame, including Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. The program, the character of the stadium and his favorite player are just a few quirks he remembers about attending his very first game as a 7-year-old — the Red Sox vs. the Brewers at Fenway Park. Ausmus’ mother grew up in Brookline, a neighborhood around the block from Fenway. She attended Brookline High School, and Ausmus fondly remembers visiting […]

Iglesias burns former club with first Fenway HR

Jose Iglesias launches a two-run home run over the Green Monster to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the top of the 6th inning BOSTON — Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has played for just two teams in his Major League career since being picked up by the Red Sox from Cuba. In Detroit’s 4-2 win over Boston on Monday night, his past and his present came face-to-face. As a youngster, Iglesias was taught that he’ll only play for one team in his life. But after the Red Sox traded him to the Tigers in July 2013 — months […]

Iglesias’ HR backs solid Verlander at Fenway

Jose Iglesias launches a two-run home run over the Green Monster to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the top of the 6th inning BOSTON — Justin Verlander continued his recent run of dominance, silencing the dangerous Red Sox and leading his Tigers to a 4-2 victory in Monday night’s opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park. Pitching in front of Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski — who signed Verlander to a seven-year, $180 million contract three years ago — the righty allowed five hits and a run over six innings. In five July […]

Dombrowski: ‘Mixed emotions’ facing Tigers

Dave Dombrowski was in the Tigers’ front office for 14 years before joining the Red Sox last August. BOSTON — Though Dave Dombrowski has been the president of baseball operations with the Red Sox for almost a year, Monday marked the first time he was in the same ballpark as the Tigers since his 14-year association with that club ended Aug. 5, 2015. Sure, there were some emotions for the veteran executive leading up to the start of a three-game series between the Red Sox and Tigers, and how could there not be? "It’s unusual. It’s different," said Dombrowski. […]

Zimm, Norris to make another rehab start

The Tigers broadcast gives an update on Jordan Zimmermann’s rehab from a neck strain BOSTON — Tigers starters Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris will each throw at least one more rehab session in the Minor Leagues before rejoining the team. Norris threw a shaky outing for Triple-A Toledo on Saturday. The left-hander allowed five hits, five earned runs and three walks while whiffing three through 4 2/3 innings. The silver lining? His ability to throw 80 pitches. But Tigers manager Brad Ausmus still wants Norris to both refine his pitches and go deeper into games, expecting closer to 100 […]