Tigers to promote Farmer, Hicks on Friday

Buck Farmer continues his strong relief outing as he strikes out Colby Rasmus for the second out of the 8th inning While Detroit has had varying levels of September reinforcements over the years, two constants have been an extra catcher and bullpen depth. The immediate moves serve those purposes. Farmer will be up with the big club for the sixth time this season. With all those trips up and down Interstate 75, the 25-year-old right-hander has appeared in 10 games, allowing seven runs on 13 hits over 16 innings, with nine walks and 15 strikeouts. Though Farmer has been […]

Tigers sweep Sox; tied with O’s for 2nd WC

Tyler Collins lifts a fly ball to left field, scoring JaCoby Jones from third to give the Tigers a 3-2 win in the bottom of the 9th Jones, who went 2-for-4 in his Major League debut Tuesday night, put Detroit on the scoreboard when Andrew Romine singled him home in the fifth inning. That was the Tigers’ lone run off Chris Sale until J.D. Martinez ‘s two-out RBI single in the eighth tied it. Jones greeted White Sox closer David Robertson in the ninth with a drive off the wall in right-center field. Jarrod Saltalamacchia ‘s fly ball to […]

The Mariners have all but buried their playoff chances in just nine days

X WATCH & READ MLB Power Rankings (8/31) 2:52 Loading Can a contending team completely torpedo its playoff chances in the span of August’s last nine days? It looks like we have our answer in the form of the 2016 Seattle Mariners . The last two days may have been the most demoralizing, when they lost a heartbreaker followed by Wednesday’s blowout in a game that started with their ace on the hill. Let’s take a look at how this all unfolded. The Mariners were lingering around in contention for most of the season. After a total collapse on […]

Jones proves catalyst in 2nd big league game

JaCoby Jones discusses his leadoff double and scoring on a walk-off sac fly in the 9th as the Tigers’ sweep the White Sox With family in town and well-wishers on the phone, Jones didn’t get to bed until about 1:30 a.m. The idea of stepping in the box against Sale and his slider with more than 30,000 people watching was a pretty nice wakeup call. "Just being in the box with Chris Sale, it’s like, ‘Ugh, OK, here we go,’" he said. The only challenge that might compare was facing David Robertson and his cutter. On Wednesday, Jones had […]

Tigers walk off in 9th to cap sweep of Sox

Tyler Collins lifts a fly ball to left field, scoring JaCoby Jones from third to give the Tigers a 3-2 win in the bottom of the 9th Jones greeted White Sox closer David Robertson in the ninth with a drive into the gap in right-center field. Jarrod Saltalamacchia ‘s fly ball to the warning track in right moved Jones to third with one out. Collins, pinch-hitting for Romine, lofted a fly ball into shallow left-center, deep enough for the speedy Jones to take off for home. Left fielder Avisail Garcia ‘s throw didn’t get to the plate. It marked […]