Tigers top Royals, take series behind Fulmer

Justin Upton crushes a three-run home run over the left-center-field wall to give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st DETROIT — The Tigers scored six runs in the first four innings, supporting Michael Fulmer to cruise to a 7-3 win in the rubber game of a three-game series Thursday at Comerica Park. Fulmer (7-6) entered the day with a 3.29 ERA, seventh-lowest in the league, but he had a .500 record thanks to three Tigers shutouts, two of them 1-0 losses. A rush of early run support sent Fulmer cruising Thursday; Justin Upton […]

‘Mild-mannered’ Fulmer setting high standard

Michael Fulmer pitches 8 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out seven Royals batters DETROIT — When the Royals, down to their last out, finally cracked Michael Fulmer , Tigers manager Brad Ausmus walked out to the mound to retrieve his starter. Seeing Ausmus, Fulmer wasn’t angry or combative that his chance at a complete game was lost. Instead, he was apologetic. "I didn’t want to have him use anyone from the bullpen," Fulmer said. "[Ausmus] kind of looked at me and said, ‘Don’t apologize for anything. You had a great game.’" What was nearly […]

Sale extended! MLB.TV $10 until games end

On June 29, 2007, at 6 p.m. ET, the first iPhone went on sale. In recognition of the occasion and its meaning to baseball fans, 2017 MLB.TV yearly subscriptions are now on sale for just $10 until the conclusion of tonight’s slate of games.

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Burrows, Labourt to rep Tigers at Futures Game

2017 MLB.com Top Prospects: Beau Burrows has enough of a feel for pitching where a future in the rotation seems likely Labourt, 23, makes his second Futures Game appearance after representing the Blue Jays in 2015 in Cincinnati. He came to the Tigers as part of a blockbuster Trade Deadline deal in ’15 that sent David Price to Toronto. In 18 games this season with Erie, he has a 2.30 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings. He is the No. 19 prospect in the Tigers’ system. MLB Central announces the rosters to the 2017 All-Star Futures Game, […]

Wilson working on footwork adjustment

Alex Wilson gets Eduardo Escobar to fly out to center field with two men on base for the final out, collecting his first save of the season DETROIT — The band-aid that Alex Wilson has been sporting on his nose in recent days is the result of a biopsy for a sun spot. He has a history of skin cancer in his family, and he wants to be cautious. The solution to his recent pitching woes requires more than a band-aid. But he’s hopeful that an adjustment to his footwork on the mound will help him pitch more effectively. […]