The biggest steal in Detroit Tigers history almost never happened

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Everyone remembers in December 2007 when the Detroit Tigers pulled off the biggest theft in team history and acquired Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from the Marlins for Andrew Miller, Cameron Maybin, Mike Rabelo, Burke Badenhop, Eulogia De La Cruz, and Dallas Trahern.  The Marlins were afraid of losing and unwilling to pay Willis and … Read more

Tigers score three in the 7th, complete 4-2 comeback victory over Royals

The Tigers hosted the Kansas City Royals in the first of three games at Comerica Park to kick off the second half of the season. Justin Verlander (8-6, 4.05 ERA) took the mound looking to give the Tigers a solid start to begin the second half push. He faced off against Ian Kennedy (6-7, 3.95 … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 90, Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (45-43) @ DETROIT TIGERS (46-43)

WHERE: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

FIRST PITCH: 7:10 p.m. EST

GAMETIME FORECAST: 85°F • Rain • 67% PoP

TV/RADIO: FSD/ 97.1 The Ticket

PROBABLE STARTERS: Ian Kennedy (6-7, 3.97 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (8-6, 4.07 ERA)

LINEUPS:

Kansas City Royals

  1. Whit Merrifield (R) 2B
  2. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
  3. Kendrys Morales (S) DH
  4. Salvador Perez (R) C
  5. Alex Gordon (L) LF
  6. Cheslor Cuthbert (R) 3B
  7. Brett Eibner (R) RF
  8. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
  9. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF

Detroit Tigers

  1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
  2. Cameron Maybin (R) CF
  3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
  4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
  5. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
  6. Steven Moya (L) RF
  7. James McCann (R) C
  8. Tyler Collins (L) LF
  9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS

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Five-year summary of the AL Central, 2016 predictions

Despite the fact that the American League Central Division has been perceived as one of the weaker divisions in baseball over the years, the division has been much improved in the last handful of years. Believe it or not, the AL Central has combined for the most World Series appearances in baseball over the course … Read more