Granite’s 1st HR caps 8-run 8th as Twins top Tigers 10-4

Minnesota Twins left fielder Zack Granite (8), center fielder Byron Buxton (25) and right fielder Eddie Rosario (20) celebrate the Twins’ 10-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Zack Granite set an odd first for Minnesota, becoming its first player to pinch run and homer in the same inning. Granite capped an eight-run eighth inning with his first big league home run, a three-run drive that led the Twins over the Detroit Tigers 10-4 on Saturday night. Minnesota (81-74) won its third straight following […]

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera has 2 herniated discs in his back

In the least surprising news of the Tigers’ season, first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been diagnosed with two herniated discs in his back.

       

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Tigers’ Cabrera diagnosed with herniated disks in back

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera tosses his bat after receiving a base on balls during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has been diagnosed Sunday with two herniated disks in his back. Cabrera left Saturday’s 10-4 loss to Minnesota due to tightness in his lower back. The Tigers said Sunday an MRI showed damage between the L3 and L4, and the L4 and L5 disk. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said it is unlikely the 34-year-old will have surgery […]

Farmer, Tigers roughed up by Twins in finale

Jose Iglesias fires to first base to catch Brian Dozier in a rundown for the final out in the top of the 2nd inning DETROIT — The Twins took care of business yet again versus the Tigers, reaching double digits in scoring for the third time in four games with a 10-4 rout to complete a critical four-game sweep on Sunday at Comerica Park. Minnesota outscored the Tigers, 39-12, en route to its first four-game sweep in Detroit since Sept. 10-13, 2004. With the victory, the Twins improved their lead over the Angels, Royals and Rangers to five games, […]

Injury-riddled Tigers limping to finish line

Tigers reliever Alex Wilson talks about breaking his leg after getting hit by a line drive in the 8th inning DETROIT — The Tigers are limping to the finish line in 2017, in some cases literally. As reliever Alex Wilson maneuvered through the Tigers’ clubhouse on crutches Sunday, his fractured right leg in a cast, first baseman Miguel Cabrera awaited an MRI on his back, scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario , his right knee swollen after a collision with the dugout railing on Saturday night, was also out of the lineup. Outfielder Tyler Collins is dealing […]

Tigers’ Alex Wilson breaks leg on Mauer line drive

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson reacts after being hit by a ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson broke his right fibula when hit by a 103.8 mph line drive off the bat of Minnesota’s Joe Mauer on Saturday night. Wilson will not need surgery to repair the non-displaced fracture, which should heal in four-to-six weeks. He fell to the ground after he was hit, got up and attempted a warm-up pitch before leaving the […]

Ausmus won’t return as Tigers manager in 2018

Brad Ausmus will not return as the Detroit Tigers manager in 2018, general manager Al Avila announced on Friday. Ausmus is in the final year of his contract after the team picked up their 2017 option on him last October. The Tigers entered Friday at 62-91, the second-worst record in the American League, and have traded away stars like Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez as they attempt to pare a massive payroll and rebuild their farm system. "As we transition the ballclub in a new direction, I feel it’s best we have a new approach and a fresh start […]