Upton does his part to get Tigers back in game

Justin Upton cranks a clutch three-run homer against the left-field foul pole, cutting the Tigers’ deficit to 6-4 in the top of the 8th MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Upton ‘s fingerprints were all over Saturday’s game at Target Field. The Tigers left fielder practically did it all. On the defensive end, he made catches at the wall and threw runners out. He paced the offense as well, sparking a late rally with the game’s only homer. Detroit was unable to reward Upton for his efforts, however, in the 6-5 loss to the Twins, who evened the three-game weekend set. Still, […]

Tigers score 5 in 8th, but rally falls short

Justin Upton picks up a single by Zack Granite in left, then fires home to nab Robbie Grossman at the plate for the final out of the 3rd Following Gibson’s exit, Justin Upton crushed a three-run homer off Twins lefty Taylor Rogers . According to Statcast™ , Upton’s 16th home run traveled an estimated 411 feet with an exit velocity of 101.4 mph. All-Star closer Brandon Kintzler tallied the final four outs, which rewarded him with his 27th save of the season. Kintzler was helped by a great defensive play from left fielder Eddie Rosario to open the ninth, […]

Martinez goes deep twice, Tigers top Twins 6-3

Detroit Tigers’ Mikie Mahtook, center, scores ahead of Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana, right, on a wild pitch in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Martinez has called Detroit home for the last six seasons. He looks just as comfortable hitting at Target Field. Martinez hit two home runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday night. His 11 career homers at Minnesota’s ballpark are tied for the third-most by a visitor, just three behind Salvador Perez and Jose Bautista. […]

Ausmus willing to use Greene in variety of ways

Shane Greene forces Bradley Zimmer to strike out swinging to end the Indians’ scoring threat in the bottom of the 7th inning MINNEAPOLIS — When Detroit’s bullpen phone has rang this season, more often than not it’s been for reliever Shane Greene . Greene was the second Tigers reliever called upon during Friday’s 6-3 victory over the Twins at Target Field. He was tasked with getting the final two outs in the seventh frame, which he accomplished in eight pitches. It marked Greene’s American League-leading 47th appearance, one more than Bryan Shaw of the Indians. "I don’t think everyone […]

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series opener with Arizona: Max Scherzer vs the D-Backs…

Heading into tonight’s outing in Arizona, Max Scherzer , a 2006 Diamondbacks ’ first-round pick, who was traded to the Detroit Tigers in a three-team deal with the New York Yankees in ‘09, is (5-0) in six starts against his former team, five of them since signing with the Washington Nationals in 2015. Scherzer starts the night with a 2.41 ERA, 11 walks (2.41 BB/9), 55 Ks (12.07 K/9) and a .171/.234/.315 line against 41 innings vs the D-Backs. When he faced the Diamondbacks in D.C. back on May 4th, Scherzer held Arizona to one run on two hits […]