Game Day Thread: Justin Verlander was strong, the bats were quiet…again; Tigers lose to the Mariners 2-1

Seattle Mariners (10-13) vs. Detroit Tigers (11-10) Box Score via MLB.com First Pitch: 1:10 EST Stadium: Comerica Park, Detroit Weather:  70°F • Scattered Thunderstorms • 65% PoP Media: MLB Network / Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler (2B) Tyler Collins (CF) Nicholas Castellanos (3B) Victor Martinez (DH) Justin Upton (LF) … Read more

Hisashi Iwakuma silences Tigers’ bats, Seattle shuts out Detroit 3-0

Coming off a 7-2 homestand and having won ten of their last 12 games overall, the Detroit Tigers kicked off a six-game road trip on Monday with the first of three games in Seattle against the Mariners. Game 1 featured two completely different pitchers – rookie sensation Michael Fulmer (9-2, 2.42 ERA) opposed crafty veteran Hisashi Iwakuma … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 112, Detroit Tigers @ Seattle Mariners

DETROIT TIGERS (61-50) @ SEATTLE MARINERS (57-53)

WHERE: Safeco Field – Seattle, WA

FIRST PITCH: 10:10 p.m. ET

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket

GAMETIME FORECAST: 69°F • Mostly Cloudy • 16% PoP (retractable roof)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Michael Fulmer (9-2, 2.42 ERA) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (12-7, 3.99 ERA)

LINEUPS:

Detroit Tigers

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Tyler Collins (L) CF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
6. Justin Upton (R) LF
7. Casey McGehee (R) 3B
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS

Seattle Mariners

1. Norichika Aoki (L) LF
2. Seth Smith (L) RF
3. Robinson Cano (L) 2B
4. Nelson Cruz (R) DH
5. Kyle Seager (L) 3B
6. Adam Lind (L) 1B
7. Leonys Martin (L) CF
8. Mike Zunino (R) C
9. Mike Freeman (L) SS

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Weekly Recap: Two more series wins caps off strong 7-2 homestand

Plenty of reasons to be happy if you’re a fan of the Detroit Tigers. They have found a groove as of late, now having won four straight series and ten games in their last 12 tries. Just when everyone thought they were unable to garner any sort of consistent good play, they flipped that script in … Read more

Sanchez twirls a gem, K-Rod allows two runs in 9th as Mets take series finale 3-1

On Sunday, the Tigers had a chance to go for their 11th win in their last 12 games and their third sweep in the last four series overall after earning a 6-5 victory on Saturday over the New York Mets. It came at a price though, as it was announced Nick Castellanos and Jordan Zimmermann were both heading … Read more

Tigers have an eye on Hisashi Iwakuma?

The Major League Baseball GM Meetings are underway in Boca Raton, Florida. With the Winter Meetings taking place in Nashville in approximately a month, this is the ‘calm before the storm’ in the baseball offseason. Detroit Tigers General Manager Al Avila has been adamant since late in the regular season that starting pitching would be the … Read more

Five moves to fix the Tigers in 2016

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. [tps_header] The 2015 campaign for the Detroit Tigers has been a disappointment … Read more

Are the Mariners looking at Alex Avila?

The second half of the baseball season resumes Friday following the All-Star break. Teams have a little over two weeks until the trade deadline, and this season has been relatively quiet on the forefront as far as actual deals being made. There have been a boatload of rumors swirling in the rumor mill all season … Read more