J.V. in vintage form in last start before Deadline

Justin Verlander throws six scoreless innings against the Astros, allowing five hits while striking out six batters DETROIT — Justin Verlander received a standing ovation on his way off the field at Comerica Park twice this week. He didn’t tip his cap Monday and hoped to have one more chance to do so. On Sunday, he did. "I was a little remiss I didn’t do it last time just in case, because you never know," Verlander said after the Tigers’ 13-1 win over the Astros earned him his first win since June 27. "This time, I wanted to make […]

Verlander’s pitching, Upton’s slam lead Tigers past Astros

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander is probably still going to be a Detroit Tiger on Monday evening. The Comerica Park crowd gave him a farewell just in case. In his last start before Monday’s trade deadline, Verlander (6-7) pitched six shutout innings in a 13-1 win over the Houston Astros. He gave up five singles and three walks while striking out six. The subject of trade rumors since last winter, Verlander […]

MLB Trade Deadline: Cubs reportedly land Justin Wilson and Alex Avila from Tigers

X WATCH & READ Detroit Tigers trade Alex Avila, Justin Wilson to the Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers trade Alex Avila, Justin Wilson to the Chicago Cubs 0:41 Loading x player version 2.5.8 playback state -1 Detroit Tigers trade Alex Avila, Justin Wilson to the Chicago Cubs 0:41 Start video Large play-pause toggle Share Play pause 00:00 00:00 Closed captions Settings Volume ChromeCast Fullscreen X Twitter Facebook / Small (320×180) Medium (480×270) Large (640×360) Learn More This video is not available. This web site is not authorized to display this video. x This video is not available. This video may […]

Verlander’s pitching, Upton’s slam lead Tigers past Astros

Detroit Tigers’ Jose Iglesias, left, pours a sports drink on Justin Upton after the Tigers 13-1 over the Houston Astros in a baseball game, Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander is probably still going to be a Detroit Tiger on Monday evening. The Comerica Park crowd gave him a farewell just in case. In his last start before Monday’s trade deadline, Verlander (6-7) pitched six shutout innings in a 13-1 win over the Houston Astros . He gave up five singles and three walks while striking out six. The subject of […]

Upton, Tigers slam Astros for series victory

Justin Upton crushes a grand slam to right field to push the Tigers’ lead to 11-0 in the bottom of the 7th inning Though Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. (7-3) worked out of early trouble, the Tigers eventually wore him down before feasting on Houston’s bullpen. Miguel Cabrera ‘s second drive to the left-field fence drove in Upton as part of a two-run fifth inning before Upton’s double off the high wall in right-center against Joe Musgrove helped the Tigers pull away with a three-run sixth. An inning later, Upton lifted an opposite-field shot off Tony Sipp for his […]

‘Little kid with big dream,’ Pudge enters Hall

Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred reads Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez’s Hall of Fame plaque from Cooperstown 2017 Hall of Fame inductions "Obviously it’s emotional when you see all the fans there cheering for you and your whole family is right in front of you," Rodriguez said after it was over. "I am an emotional person. At the beginning, I was nervous, but after that everything came out OK. It was great, it was emotional, but it was a dream to be a part of this select group." It was also a big day for the island of Puerto Rico. The […]