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Editor for the Detroit Tigers team. Oakland University graduate and die hard fan of all Detroit sports, mainly the Red wings, Tigers, and Lions. Support the Green and White. Twitter: @BrettDAngelo

After bold May proclamation, Justin Verlander gets one final shot to build Cy Young case

After a strong finish to an injury shortened 2015 season, many believed that Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander had finally returned to the form that made him a Cy Young winner and AL MVP winner. There were hopes that Verlander would once again be the ace that Detroit needed in...

Justin Upton’s red-hot September a big reason why Tigers are in playoff contention

For much of the 2016 season, fans of the Detroit Tigers watched day in and day out as high-priced offseason acquisition Justin Upton struggled at the plate seemingly night in and night out. Through the first 85 games of the season, the unofficial first...

Injury update: Castellanos could return for final weekend

The Tigers have been without the services of Nick Castellanos since he fractured a finger getting hit by a pitch on August 6th against the New York Mets. After suffering a couple of set backs during the rehab process, Castellanos may finally be nearing a return...

Gameday Thread: Game 138, Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

Detroit Tigers (75-62) at Chicago White Sox (65-72) Where: U.S. Cellular Field; Chicago, IL First Pitch: 8:15 PM EST Weather: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd (5-2, 4.00...

Gameday Thread: Game 134, Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

DETROIT TIGERS (72-61) at KANSAS CITY ROYALS (69-64) FIRST PITCH: 8:15 PM EST GAMETIME FORECAST: 73°F • Clear • 0% PoP TV/RADIO: FSD/97.1 The Ticket PROBABLE STARTERS: Anibal Sanchez (7-13, 5.92 ERA) vs. Danny Duffy (11-2, 3.01 ERA) LINEUPS: Detroit Tigers Ian Kinsler (R) 2B Jose Iglesias (R) SS Miguel...

After an off year, meaningful September baseball finds its way back to the Motor City

Meaningful games in September. It's what every MLB team and MLB fan base hopes to see once the calendar flips from August to September. Only a handful of clubs get to experience the adrenaline rush that is the stretch run of the baseball season. Last...

Tigers use walk-off sacrifice fly to sweep White Sox with 3-2 win

The Detroit Tigers came into play today looking to sweep the Chicago White Sox behind the arm of Justin Verlander. The game featured a marquee pitching matchup between Verlander and Chris Sale, and they both came with their best stuff. The Tigers were able to rally late and...

Mike Everitt latest to show that umps use power to make the show about them

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Gameday Thread: Game 128, Los Angeles Angels @ Detroit Tigers

Los Angeles Angels (54-73) at Detroit Tigers (68-59) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Light and variable wind. Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco (4-11, 5.22 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (13-7, 3.38 ERA) Lineups Los Angeles 1. Kole Calhoun (L) RF 2. Mike Trout...

Jose Iglesias officially activated from DL, Alex Presley designated for assignment

The short rehab assignment for Jose Iglesias has officially come to an end and he is ready to join the Tigers on the field once again. It was reported yesterday that Iglesias is back in Detroit, and he will see action tonight in the Tigers game...

Sanchez pitches seven strong innings, Tigers offense breaks out in 8-3 win over Minnesota

After earning a series split with the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park over the weekend, the Tigers hit the road and traveled to Minnesota to take on the Twins. Coming into tonight's game, the Tigers were 7-2 against the Twins in 2016. Behind a quality...

Gameday Thread: Game 125, Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

Detroit Tigers (65-59) at Minnesota Twins (49-75) Where: Target Field; Minneapolis, MN First Pitch: 8:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. New...

Michael Fulmer roughed up, offense goes silent again in Tigers 10-2 loss to Red Sox

After a come from behind victory yesterday afternoon, the Tigers turned to rookie sensation Michael Fulmer to try and string together a couple of key wins. Instead, Fulmer and the bullpen got roughed up and the Tigers got routed 10-2. Here is how it broke...

Gameday Thread: Game 122, Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers

Boston Red Sox (67-53) at Detroit Tigers (64-57) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello (16-3, 3.30...

Gameday Thread: Game 119, Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

Kansas City Royals (58-60) at Detroit Tigers (63-55) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST Weather: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy (9-1, 2.82 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (12-6, 3.42 ERA) Lineups Kansas...

Detroit Tigers bats go silent in 3-1 loss to Royals; Cabrera leaves with biceps injury

After winning two of three games from the Texas Rangers, the Detroit Tigers returned home to Comerica Park for the start of a seven game home-stand. To start, the Tigers faced off against the Kansas City Royals. Ian Kennedy was able to keep the...

UPDATE: Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera exits game with biceps strain

The injury bug may have bit the Detroit Tigers again tonight as they have lost Miguel Cabrera for at least the remainder of tonight's game. Cabrera was involved in a small collision at first base in the first inning, and it is being reported that he...

Gameday Thread: Game 118, Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

Kansas City Royals (57-60) at Detroit Tigers (63-54) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST Weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 68. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation...

FLASHBACK: J.D. Martinez launches 100th career homer

When the Detroit Tigers claimed J.D. Martinez in 2014 after the Houston Astros released him, they did not know that they would be getting another big bat to plug into their lineup on a daily basis. After tearing up the minors, Martinez found his way to...

Will the real Detroit Tigers please stand up? With latest sweep, Tigers remain MLB’s biggest mystery

What a difference a week makes. After winning eight games in a row and trimming the Cleveland Indians division lead to only 2 games, the Tigers have gone on to lose four games in a row and five of their last seven. With fans finally getting...

Tigers send Cameron Maybin to DL with Grade 2 thumb sprain

The Detroit Tigers are getting hit with the injury bug at the worst time of the season. After getting red-hot and trimming the Cleveland Indian's division lead to only two games, the Tigers have had to place Jordan Zimmermann, Nick Castellanos, and now Cameron Maybin on the disabled list. Maybin...

Gameday Thread: Game 111, New York Mets @ Detroit Tigers

New York Mets (56-54) at Detroit Tigers (61-49) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 1:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom (7-5, 2.41 ERA) vs Anibal Sanchez (6-11, 6.26 ERA) Lineups New York 1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF 2. Alejandro...

Gameday Thread: Game 106, Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

Chicago White Sox (51-54) at Detroit Tigers (57-48) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST Weather: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Probable Pitchers: James Shields (3-2, 5.17 ERA)...

Detroit Tigers made right move by standing pat at trade deadline

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Mike Pelfrey diagnosed with Grade 1 back strain

After leaving after the fifth inning of his best start of the 2016 season with back stiffness, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey underwent an MRI today. What the MRI revealed was a mild Grade 1 lower back strain for Pelfrey. https://twitter.com/KatieStrangESPN/status/760178575744069632 As stated, Pelfrey is considered day-to-day, but...

Jose Iglesias hits monster home run, Tigers win series opener 4-2

After the Detroit Tigers dropped two games in walk off fashion yesterday afternoon to the Chicago White Sox, they set out on the road to take on the Wild Card leading Boston Red Sox. Justin Verlander toed the slab for the Tigers to begin...

Tigers rally late, lose 5-4 on second White Sox walk-off single of the day

After losing in the bottom of the ninth earlier this afternoon while finishing last night's suspended game, the Detroit Tigers were looking to bounce back and earn the series win against Chicago White Sox All-Star pitcher Jose Quintana. Instead, Anibal Sanchez failed to be effective early in his first start...

Justin Upton homers, Tigers defeat Twins 1-0 behind strong pitching

The Detroit Tigers welcomed the Minnesota Twins into Comerica Park for the first game of a three game set. So far in 2016, the Tigers had handled the Twins, winning all six games against them and doubling them in total runs in the games played. Monday night...

Justin Upton hits 200th career home run [VIDEO]

After a poor start to the 2016 season, Justin Upton is looking to have a strong second half of the season for the Tigers and help lead them to the playoffs. On Monday night in the second inning of the Tigers game against the Minnesota Twins, Upton...

Gameday Thread: Game 93, Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

Minnesota Twins (33-58) at Detroit Tigers (48-44) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST Weather: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east northeast after midnight. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco (4-7, 5.22 ERA) vs. Matt Boyd (0-2, 5.77 ERA) Lineups Minnesota 1. Eduardo...

Tigers dominated once again 12-1, lose to Indians for 11th consecutive time

The Detroit Tigers came into play tonight having lost ten games in a row to the Cleveland Indians. They would send Anibal Sanchez to the mound to try and snap the skid, but would ultimately fall once again to the Indians by a final score of 4-0 for...

Miguel Cabrera selected as AL All-Star, Kinsler in final vote

Both the American League and National League All-Star rosters were announced tonight, and the Detroit Tigers only had one player selected the the AL squad. Miguel Cabrera was selected as a reserve for the American League team, his 11th selection of his career. https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/750475906884378626 So far in 2016, Cabrera...

Gameday Thread: Game 84, Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers (44-39) at Cleveland Indians (50-32) Where: Progressive Field; Cleveland, OH First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Pitching Matchup: Anibal Sanchez (5-8, 6.05 ERA) vs. Calros Carrasco (4-2, 2.56 ERA) Lineups Detroit 1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B 2. Cameron Maybin...

Gameday Thread: Game 79, Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays

Detroit Tigers (40-38) at Tampa Bay Rays (33-44) Where: Tropicana Field; St. Petersburg, FL First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Playing in a domed stadium Probable Pitching Matchup: Jordan Zimmermann (9-4, 3.81 ERA) vs. Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.93 ERA) Lineups Detroit 1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B 2. Cameron Maybin...

On this day: 1993-Detroit Red Wings acquire Kris Draper from Winnipeg Jets

23 years ago on 6/30/1993, the Detroit Red Wings made a trade to bring in C Kris Draper from the Winnipeg Jets for future considerations. Drafted 62nd overall by the Jets in the 1989 NHL Draft, Draper did not see much playing time with the Jets in...

You can go see all Detroit Tigers home games in July…for $56

Detroit Tigers opening day
Yes you read that correctly. With sales sagging in the first three months of the season, the Detroit Tigers are offering a package of all the home games in July for a one-time price of $56 ($49+$7 processing fee). There are nine home games total...

Justin Verlander roughed up as Indians continue domination of Tigers with 9-3 victory

The Detroit Tigers came into play today still searching for their first win against the Cleveland Indians in 2016. They would turn to Justin Verlander to put an end to the eight game losing streak. Instead, Verlander would not last five innings, and the Tigers would lose their...

WATCH: Kid stares down camera during TCU-Costal Carolina College World Series game

When some people get on TV, they usually do the generic jump up and down with excitement and wave. That wasn't the case for one young fan during the TCU-Costal Carolina College World Series game. Not only did the kid have one heck of a...

Gameday Thread: Game 76, Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers

Cleveland Indians (43-30) at Detroit Tigers (38-37) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 1:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of...

Moya homers twice, Tigers pitching staff strong in 5-1 victory over Seattle

The Detroit Tigers came into tonight's game against the Seattle Mariners looking to win the first three games of their four game series and move to two games over the .500 mark. Despite Fulmer not being his sharpest, the offense showed up and the bullpen did...

Gameday Thread: Game 72, Seattle Mariners @ Detroit Tigers

Seattle Mariners (36-35) at Detroit Tigers (36-35) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is...

WATCH: Miguel Cabrera hits HR ball out of Comerica Park [VIDEO]

June 20th, 2016. The mighty Miguel Cabrera put his power on full display in the first inning of the Tigers game tonight against the Seattle Mariners. On an 0-1 count in the bottom of the first inning, Cabrera took a pitch and sent it to deep left-center field...

Gameday Thread: Game 66, Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

Detroit Tigers (33-32) at Kansas City Royals (35-30) Where: Kauffman Stadium; Kansas City, MO First Pitch: 8:15 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander (6-5, 3.77 ERA) vs. Danny Duffy (2-1, 2.94 ERA) Lineups Detroit 1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B 2....

Gameday Thread: Game 65, Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

Detroit Tigers (33-31) at Chicago White Sox (32-33) Where: U.S. Cellular Field; Chicago, IL First Pitch: 8:10 PM EST Weather: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Pitching Matchup: Mike Pelfrey (1-6,...

Gameday Thread: Game 57, Toronto Blue Jays @ Detroit Tigers

Toronto Blue Jays (31-27) at Detroit Tigers (28-28) Where: Comerica Park; Detroit, MI First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. West northwest wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance...

Gameday Thread: Game 55, Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

Chicago White Sox (29-26) at Detroit Tigers (26-28) First Pitch: 4:10 PM EST Weather: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Pitching Matchup: Chris Sale (9-1,2.29 ERA) vs. Mike...

Gameday Thread: Game 54, Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

Chicago White Sox (29-25) at Detroit Tigers (25-28) First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST Weather: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Pitching Matchup: Carlos Rondon (2-4, 4.24 ERA) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (7-2, 2.52 ERA) Lineups Chicago 1. Adam Eaton (L) RF 2....

Gameday Thread: Game 53, New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers

New York Yankees (24-28) at Detroit Tigers (25-27) First Pitch: 7:40 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight. Pitching Matchup: Michael Pineda (2-6, 6.92 ERA) vs. Matt Boyd (0-0, 2.79 ERA) Lineups New...

Gameday Thread: Game 49, Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics

Detroit Tigers (24-24) at Oakland Athletics (21-29) Where: O. Co. Coliseum; Oakland, CA First Pitch: 4:05 PM EST TV/Radio: FSD/97.1 The Ticket Weather: Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Pitching Matchup: Mike Pelfrey (0-4, 5.55 ERA) vs. Rich Hill (7-3, 2.18...

Five starting pitchers the Detroit Tigers could target at trade deadline

Despite the roller coaster ride that has been the 2016 season, the Tigers are still in the thick of things when it comes to the AL Wild Card, and could get back into the division race with a run and a Cleveland slide. The weakest...

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