Miggy gets breather to rest sore ankle

Miguel Cabrera crushes a solo home run to center field in the top of the 1st inning to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead DETROIT — Though Miguel Cabrera enters the final month of the season with his best health in a few years, his right ankle continues to send reminders of his injury history. The surgically repaired ankle was sore Tuesday night, prompting Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to rest Cabrera for Wednesday’s series finale against the White Sox at Comerica Park. "His surgically repaired ankle flares up from time to time," Ausmus said. "It flared up in […]

WATCH: JaCoby Jones’ mom won’t soon forget her son’s first hit

X WATCH & READ This Week in MLB 0:58 Loading In time for Tuesday’s eventual win over the White Sox, the Tigers called up INF/OF JaCoby Jones to add a bit of youthful enthusiasm to a flagging lineup. The 24-year-old’s summoning wasn’t exactly expected ( per the AP , he didn’t even find out until late Monday night), so his parents had to scramble to get from Mississippi to Detroit in time to see their son make his big-league debut. But make it there they did. No matter how the game played out, their efforts would have been worth […]

Saltalamacchia’s HR lifts Tigers over White Sox 4-3

View photosMore Chicago White Sox’s Tyler Saladino high-fives the ball boy after a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Justin Upton also went deep for the Tigers, who pulled within a game of Baltimore for the American League’s second wild card. Detroit trailed 3-2 after a solo homer […]

Tigers prospect makes glorious barehanded over-the-shoulder catch

There have been some fantastic minor league catches lately, with dudes grabbing balls at the wall and flipping over fences to get the out. This minor league catch, from Detroit Tigers shortstop prospect Dixon Machado, doesn’t involve a wall or flipping over anything, but it’s still totally amazing. Machado plays for the Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate, and on Monday the Mud Hens were facing the Indianapolis Pirates (affiliated with — who else? — the Pittsburgh Pirates ) and leading them by a score of 8-1. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Machado […]

Kinsler, Jones lead Tigers to 8-4 comeback victory

View photosMore Detroit Tigers’ JaCoby Jones watches as he hits an RBI double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Detroit. The hit was Jones’ first hit as a Tiger. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night. Kinsler came into the game hitting .085 (4 for 47) in his last 13 games, but he hit a two-run homer in the fifth and added a two-run single […]

It doesn’t take much to be ejected from a baseball game

You can not play this media on the current browser / platform. J.D. Martinez’s ejection in 6th ShareFacebookTwitterGoogle+Embed More info Who doesn’t love a good baseball ejection? Even when it comes at the expense of your club, there’s still a desire to be a “fly on the bat,” listening in and hearing every single word uttered by an angry manager or exasperated umpire. Sadly, fans don’t have that luxury. Sure, we can go online and find our favorite manager tirades and post-ejection antics , but it’s rare to find pristine audio of an ejection. They do exist , of […]

Jones’ 1st hit lifts Tigers in Kinsler-led rally vs. Sox

JaCoby Jones smacks a double into left field for his first Major League hit and RBI to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead in his big league debut Jones added another RBI in the seventh, singling home Upton after J.D. Martinez homered off former Tiger Jacob Turner . Bruce Rondon (5-2) earned the victory with a perfect sixth inning before Shane Greene recovered from back-to-back hits to retire his final six batters and protect the lead. MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Frazier goes deep: Todd Frazier opened the scoring by hitting a two-run home run in the second inning. The homer, […]

Bucs prospects Ngoepe, Neverauskas suspended after fight

CHICAGO — Pirates Minor Leaguers Gift Ngoepe and Dovydas Neverauskas were arrested early Sunday morning following a fight outside a bar in Toledo, Ohio, according to documents provided by the Toledo Municipal Court and Toledo Police Department. Neither player has played since the incident took place. The Pirates announced on Tuesday that they suspended both players for seven days, keeping them off Triple-A Indianapolis’ roster the rest of the season. "We are aware of the incident that took place over the weekend in Toledo and are extremely disappointed in the actions of Gift and Dovydas," Pirates general manager Neal […]

No. 9 Tigers prospect Jones promoted to bigs

2016 MLB.com Top Prospects: JaCoby Jones is a big, strong athlete who looks like a premium power/speed guy when he’s going well The Tigers also swapped pitchers to add an extra reliever, recalling lefty Blaine Hardy from Toledo. Matt Boyd , Detroit’s starting pitcher in Monday’s 4-3 win over the White Sox, was optioned to Toledo, but the move is temporary. Major League rosters expand beyond the standard 25 on Thursday, allowing the Tigers to recall Boyd in time for his next start. McGehee, too, can return in a few days. The more important move is the addition of […]

Top 25 NFL Draft Rankings: Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams lead No. 2 LSU

In the days leading to the start of the college football season, NFL Draft Scout will count down the top-25 college programs, according to draft-eligible NFL talent on the roster. LSU Draft History NFL Draft picks since moving to seven round format in 1994: 108 (8th in college football) NFL Draft picks the last 10 years: 62(t-1st in college football) NFL Draft picks the last five years: 32(3rd in college football) Looking back at the 2016 NFL Draft 2016 NFL Draft picks: 5 Undrafted free agents: PT Jamie Keehn , TE Dillon Gordon , OLB Lamar Louis , DT […]