6/23/2016 | Ausmus, Tigers pull out all the stops in extras
The Tigers had used every available position player. The Mariners had used every available reliever, though they had starter Nathan Karns available in a pinch. With the chance at a series sweep and Mariners closer Steve Cishek headed toward 40 pitches Thursday, the Tigers went for it in the 10th -- pinch-hitting with Victor Martinez, pinch-running with Cameron Maybin and Mike Aviles. In the end, it came down to a walk-off wild pitch, the second in the Majors this season.
6/23/2016 | Walk-off wild pitch caps Tigers' sweep of Mariners
Steve Cishek's 10th-inning wild pitch brought home Cameron Maybin with the winning run, earning the Tigers a four-game series sweep of the Mariners with a 5-4 win Thursday at Comerica Park.
6/23/2016 | Ryan evolves, emerges as Tigers' 2nd lefty reliever
The Tigers sent Kyle Ryan to Triple-A Toledo three weeks ago with instruction to improve his offspeed pitches. He went down and worked on locating his fastball. It sounds like Ryan wasn't listening, but he knew exactly what he was doing.
6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots
The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.
6/23/2016 | Tigers, 1st-rounder Manning agree to deal
Tigers top Draft pick Matt Manning will not be following his father's footsteps into basketball, instead pursuing his baseball career. The big right-hander, the ninth overall pick earlier this month, has agreed to terms to sign with the Tigers, forgoing a two-sport career at Loyola Marymount, the team announced after its 5-4, 10-inning win over Seattle on Thursday.
6/23/2016 | Moya meeting expectations in latest stint
This is the feeling Steven Moya had been waiting to experience, rounding the bases on a home run in front of Tigers fans at Comerica Park. He finally experienced it Wednesday.
6/23/2016 | Perfection from 'pen secures Tigers' win
The Tigers have a plan for conserving Michael Fulmer's innings. A fifth-inning exit Wednesday against the Mariners wasn't part of the plan.
6/23/2016 | Turner, Glasnow among top prospect performers Wednesday
Trea Turner can do it all, and he put the bulk of his skill set on display in Triple-A Syracuse's 6-4 win over Pawtucket on Wednesday. Turner, hitting .292 in 67 games, drew two walks and went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.
6/22/2016 | Tigers go for sweep in Norris' first start of '16
The Tigers, who are going for a sweep of the Mariners, will send Daniel Norris to the mound on Thursday at Comerica Park to make his first start of the season. Adrian Sampson makes his second career start as the Mariners wrap up a 10-game road trip.
6/22/2016 | Tigers keeping close eye on Fulmer's innings
The Tigers have some sorting out to do with their rotation, with three pitchers potentially up for two spots. That was part of the reason behind the moves to bring back Daniel Norris from Triple-A Toledo to start Thursday, bring in Anibal Sanchez from the bullpen to start Saturday and push back Mike Pelfrey to next Tuesday.
6/21/2016 | Tigers find way to pull out win in close game
The first two-strike pitch Mariners starter James Paxton gave Mike Aviles before his go-ahead single was a cutter on the outside corner, which Aviles fouled off. Paxton followed it by daring Aviles to hit a 100-mph fastball over the plate. It was Paxton's 103rd pitch. Aviles fouled that off, too.
6/21/2016 | Norris, Anibal back in Tigers' rotation for now
The Tigers' decision for Thursday's start looked to be between Daniel Norris and Anibal Sanchez. Turns out both will make a start in the coming days.
6/21/2016 | Miggy 2nd among AL 1B, but needs a boost
The Tigers continue to chase a spot in the American League All-Star lineup, with Miguel Cabrera trying to close ground on Eric Hosmer at first base as balloting continues.
6/21/2016 | Talented righties Fulmer, Iwakuma face off
Tigers rookie righty Michael Fulmer had a five-game winning streak and a scoreless streak of 33 1/3 innings snapped Friday at Kansas City. He'll look to return to the win column Wednesday against righty Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners in the third game of a four-game series at Comerica Park.
6/21/2016 | Tigers rally past Mariners on Aviles' dribbler
One night after Justin Upton hit a walk-off homer, Mike Aviles hit a go-ahead eighth-inning single that traveled maybe 60 feet down the first-base line, scoring pinch-runner Andrew Romine from third base to send the Tigers to a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
6/21/2016 | Betts takes lead in 4-way charge for third OF spot in AL
Mookie Betts of the Red Sox has moved into the third starting American League outfield spot as that race tightened in the past week, and the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista is also making a big charge despite going on the disabled list with an injured right big toe, as a mere 133,097 votes separate four candidates for that final spot as we hit the homestretch of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
6/21/2016 | J-Up surging at plate after sluggish start
The look on Justin Upton's face as he rounded first base in the 12th inning Monday night, his line drive to the left-field seats having ended the Tigers' second straight extra-inning game with an 8-7 win over the Mariners, said plenty.
6/20/2016 | Miggy goes deep on 13th anniversary of 1st homer
Thirteen years to the day after Miguel Cabrera hit his first home run in his first Major League at-bat, he hit one of his farthest, at least this season, and his first to the concourse at Comerica Park.
6/20/2016 | Rake Michigan: Miggy, Upton HRs huge
Justin Upton's second home run Monday night, a leadoff drive in the 12th, provided the deciding drive in a back-and-forth battle, ending the Tigers' three-game losing streak with an 8-7 win over the Mariners at Comerica Park.
6/20/2016 | Verlander out to stay hot against Paxton, Mariners
With a banged-up rotation, the Mariners send lefty James Paxton (1-2, 2.86 ERA) to the mound Tuesday in the second game of a four-game series with the Tigers at Comerica Park. His counterpart will be righty Justin Verlander (7-5, 3.87), who is riding a three-game winning streak and has won five of his past six starts.
6/20/2016 | Longtime Minor Leaguer Molleken gets first callup
Dustin Molleken spent a dozen years in search of a Major League opportunity. The Tigers' carousel of bullpen callups finally gave him his shot Monday.
6/19/2016 | Moya reaches new heights with tater No. 1
Steven Moya struggled to describe the feeling as his first Major League homer left the confines of Kauffman Stadium."Wow, I can't," Moya said following the Tigers' 2-1 loss to the Royals. "Just a happy feeling to get that one out of the way, that first one. It felt great."
6/19/2016 | Zimmermann proving he is worth his contract
It can be difficult to speak of a bargain free-agent pitching contract when the market is made up of nine-figure deals. But even with that disclaimer, the Detroit Tigers' deal with free agent starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, relative to the rest of the high-end pitching market, looks like time and money very well spent.
6/19/2016 | Cuthbert the hero for Royals in extras
Cheslor Cuthbert singled in the winning run with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 13th inning off Tigers left-hander Kyle Ryan to lead the Royals to a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
6/19/2016 | Tigers must figure out what to do with Lowe
"There's not a ton of options," manager Brad Ausmus said after six consecutive hits knocked out Mark Lowe on Saturday night. "He's got to get right."
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