Tigers await Maybin’s first rehab start in OF

3/2/16: Cameron Maybin suffers a non-displaced fracture of his left wrist after being struck by a pitch DETROIT — The Tigers were hoping Cameron Maybin would make his first rehab appearance in center field for Triple-A Toledo on Friday, but he remained at DH, as his right shoulder injury isn’t healing as quickly as hoped. The Tigers are expected to call up an outfielder after Sunday’s game, before the trip to Washington, but it’s not likely to be Maybin, who resumed his rehab last week. The Tigers want to see him play a few games in the outfield before […]

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Zimm ‘can’t be disappointed’ after going 8 innings

Jordan Zimmermann pitches eight solid innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk in his first loss of the 2016 season DETROIT — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus joked before Friday’s game against the Rangers that he’d love for Jordan Zimmermann to lower his Major League-best 0.55 ERA. The right-hander didn’t do that, but he gave the Tigers a shot, allowing three earned runs over eight innings in a 5-1 loss . It was Zimmermann’s first loss as a Tiger. "He did an excellent job," Ausmus said. "Gave up a couple runs early and the home run, but […]

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Kluber throws 5-hit shutout; Indians beat Tigers 4-0

. View gallery Detroit Tigers’ Jose Iglesias (1) turns a double play over Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana … CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber gave the Detroit Tigers two chances. Then he looked like a Cy Young Award winner. Kluber pitched a five-hit shutout and the Cleveland Indians used a four-run fourth inning to defeat Detroit for the fifth straight time this season, 4-0 on Wednesday night. ”The way he threw the ball bodes well for him moving forward,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. ”That was really fun to watch.” Kluber (2-3) worked out of jams in the second and […]

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Zimm burned by 2-out struggles, takes 1st loss

Ian Kinsler beats catcher Bobby Wilson’s throw, recording his 200th career stolen base against his former team DETROIT — Cole Hamels shut down Detroit in a 5-1 Rangers win on Friday night at Comerica Park as Texas halted a three-game losing streak, while the Tigers’ skid reached four. Hamels moved to 4-0 on the season after pitching seven scoreless innings, striking out nine and allowing just one hit. Meanwhile, Jordan Zimmermann suffered his first loss with the Tigers, giving up three earned runs over eight innings. Entering Friday, Zimmermann had a Major League-best 0.55 ERA, allowing two earned runs […]

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Tigers’ turnaround began with Pudge signing in ’04

Former Rangers and Tigers great Pudge Rodriguez talks about the anniversary of the 2006 World Series and catching a young Justin Verlander DETROIT — The past decade of baseball renaissance in Detroit started with Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez’s decision to sign with the Tigers in 2004, coming right after the team lost an American League-record 119 games in 2003. Rodriguez will be honored at Comerica Park on Saturday in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Detroit’s 2006 AL pennant. He will hold an autograph session at The D Shop at Comerica Park, beginning at 9 a.m. ET, and he’ll take […]

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Rangers-Tigers Preview

‘ investment look wise after a run in April that hasn’t been seen very often. That doesn’t bode well for a Texas Rangers team struggling to score. Texas counters with Cole Hamels in Friday night’s series opener at Comerica Park as both clubs look to snap three-game skids. Zimmermann (5-0, 0.55 ERA) signed a $110 million deal in the offseason after seven years in Washington, and he’s started his tenure with the Tigers (14-13) better than even they’d hoped. He’s allowed two earned runs while winning each of his starts and gave up only a solo homer in seven […]

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Brantley, Napoli lead Indians to sweep of Tigers, 9-4

. View gallery CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona knew it was only a matter of time until Michael Brantley had a big game. Brantley, who missed most of April after offseason surgery on his right shoulder, delivered with his bat and glove in Cleveland’s 9-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. ”That looked a lot like him,” Francona said. Brantley was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, and raised his batting average from .167 to .276. He had an RBI single in the first, a two-run double in the eighth and ended a potential Detroit […]

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Greene aggravates blister during side session

After walking Francisco Lindor, Shane Greene leaves the game because of a blister on his middle finger in the top of the 4th inning DETROIT — Shane Greene ‘s return to the rotation won’t come as soon as the Tigers had hoped, after the tip of his right middle finger split open during a side session on Thursday. Greene (1-2, 6.28 ERA) was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week, retroactive to April 25, with a blister on the finger. The Tigers expected him to miss two starts, but it looks like there will be a third. "He […]

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Zimmermann goes 5-0, Upton homers as Tigers top Twins 4-1

. View gallery Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the third … hasn’t required much run support this year. Justin Upton gave him all he needed in the first inning Saturday. Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Upton hit a three-run homer for the Tigers in their 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins . ”Give him a three-run lead, we’re pretty confident he can work with that,” said Upton, whose second homer of the year reached the second deck in left-center. ”If we can […]

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Encarnacion’s HR, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs lead Toronto over Texas

. View gallery TORONTO (AP) — As a player whose game traditionally picks up a few notches in May, Edwin Encarnacion sure sounded like a man who knew a big performance was just around the corner. The 33-year-old homered, doubled twice and drove in six runs as the Toronto Blue Jays powered past the Texas Rangers 12-2 on Thursday night. ”When I have games like today I know my confidence gets up and I know my game is going to step up,” he said. Since 2013, Edwin Encarnacion leads the majors in home runs. His three-run, third-inning shot was […]

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