Weekly Recap: Tigers salvage split with Red Sox, still can’t figure out division foes

Earning a split of a four-game weekend series against the Red Sox was the best possible scenario for the Tigers last week after laying an egg earlier in the week when they got swept by the Royals. They are now a combined 5-20 against K.C. and the Indians this year. Granted, this team is dealing … Read more

Tigers score three in the 8th, complete comeback victory 4-3 over Red Sox

Hoping to get a sour taste out of their mouth after being swept by division rival Kansas City, the Detroit Tigers were right back at it on Thursday with a day game against the Boston Red Sox for the first of four this weekend. Boston has been hot as of late despite all the traveling they had … Read more

Weekly recap: Consecutive shutout wins vs. Rangers salvage rough week for Tigers

If one were to look at the hitting stats from the Detroit Tigers on their recently completed west region trip in Seattle and Texas, one would be scratching their head as to how the Tigers registered a respectable .261/.318/.404 team slash line in six games, but also managed to average just 3.5 runs per contest and … Read more

Matt Boyd outduels Cole Hamels, Tigers snap losing skid with 2-0 victory

The Tigers needed to find some way to flip the script and snap their five-game losing streak on Saturday facing Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers. Hamels had won eight of his last decisions coming into game two of this three-game set. It was definitely a tall task for Tigers starter Matt Boyd facing a Rangers club that … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 116, Detroit Tigers @ Texas Rangers


WHERE: Globe Life Park – Arlington, TX

FIRST PITCH: 8:05 p.m. ET

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Detroit, 97.1 The Ticket

GAMETIME FORECAST: Gametime Forecast: 89°F • Drizzle • 42% PoP

PROBABLE STARTERS: Matt Boyd (3-2, 4.69 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (12-3, 2.89 ERA)


Detroit Tigers

  1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
  2. Casey McGehee (R) 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
  4. Victor Martínez (S) DH
  5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
  6. Justin Upton (R) LF
  7. Mike Aviles (R) CF
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
  9. Dixon Machado (R) SS

Texas Rangers

  1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) RF
  2. Ian Desmond (R) CF
  3. Adrián Beltré (R) 3B
  4. Carlos Beltrán (S) DH
  5. Rougned Odor (L) 2B
  6. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
  7. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B
  8. Jurickson Profar (S) LF
  9. Elvis Andrus (R) SS

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Tigers survive late surge from Mets on ‘Fiesta Tigres’ night with 6-5 victory

The Detroit Tigers looked to stay white hot on Saturday in game two of this three-game weekend series against the New York Mets. Another win would have made it four straight series victories and wins in ten of their last eleven games overall. Detroit was giving the ball to left Matt Boyd (2-2, 4.71 ERA), who posted a … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 110, New York Mets @ Detroit Tigers


WHERE: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

FIRST PITCH: 7:10 p.m. ET

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket

GAMETIME FORECAST: 82°F • Partly Cloudy • 0% PoP

PROBABLE STARTERS: Logan Verrett (3-6, 4.20 ERA) vs. Matt Boyd (2-2, 4.71 ERA)


New York Mets

1. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
2. Ty Kelly (S) LF
3. Neil Walker (S) 2B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
6. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
7. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B
8. René Rivera (R) DH
9. Matt Reynolds (R) SS

Detroit Tigers

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

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Offense backs Verlander’s strong start, Tigers beat Mets 4-3

It was a marquee pitching matchup at Comerica Park with Justin Verlander and Noah Syndergaard on the mound for their respective ball clubs. Verlander and Syndergaard both pitched six innings of work with Verlander ultimately getting the upper hand with run support, which led to him earning the victory and handing Syndergaard the loss. 1st-3rd … Read more

3 reasons why the Detroit Tigers will win the AL Central

To even be talking about something like this is very soothing being a fan of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have quietly brought themselves back to being in the MLB postseason conversation. Whether it be as a Wild Card team or even the outright winner of the America League’s Central Division, Detroit deserves to be … Read more

Detroit Tigers made right move by standing pat at trade deadline

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. For days leading up to the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers were rumored … Read more

Is Tyler Collins here to stay for the long haul? It’s certainly possible

One of the more noteworthy moves the Tigers made coming out of the All-Star break was opting to keep Tyler Collins and optioning Steven Moya back to Triple-A Toledo. Moya was originally called up when outfielder J.D. Martinez was injured back in mid-june; he’s been sidelined ever since and is likely less than two weeks away. There were … Read more

Weekly Recap: Tigers pounce on Wild Card contenders with pair of sweeps

After tying a season-high six straight wins and currently standing at a season’s best nine games over the .500 mark, the Tigers sit just 4.5 games back of division leading Cleveland and 1 GB in the Wild Card race. July has come and gone and to start the new month is the non-waiver trade deadline, … Read more

Offense explodes for 14 runs, Tigers take down the Astros 14-6

The Detroit Tigers returned home from a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park to do battle with the Houston Astros. Matt Boyd toed the slab for the Tigers as he looked to assist in getting Detroit off to a good start in the first game of a three-game series. Boyd lasted … Read more

Gameday Thread: Game 103, Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers


WHERE: Comerica Park- Detroit, MI

FIRST PITCH: 7:10 p.m. ET

TV/RADIO: FOX Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket

GAMETIME FORECAST: 79°F • Mostly Cloudy • 8% PoP

PPROBABLE STARTERS: Collin McHugh (7-6, 4.18 ERA) vs. Matt Boyd (1-2, 4.63 ERA)


Houston Astros

1. George Springer (R) RF
2. Marwin Gonzalez (S) 1B
3. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
4. Carlos Correa (R) SS
5. Evan Gattis (R) C
6. Colby Rasmus (L) LF
7. Alex Bregman (R) 3B
8. Tyler White (R) DH
9. Jake Marisnick (R) 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. Justin Upton (R) LF
7. Tyler Collins (L) RF
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS

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9th inning homer from Cabrera propels Tigers to 4-3 victory, sweep of Red Sox

On Wednesday, the Tigers wrapped up their seven-game road trip with a chance to go for their second three-game road sweep of the Boston Red Sox in their last three trips to Fenway Park, and third such sweep since the 198 campaign when they did it in four games. Detroit was giving the ball to rookie … Read more

UPDATE: White Sox defeat Tigers 4-3 after play resumes following last night’s rain

The last time the Detroit Tigers faced Saturday’s scheduled starter for the White Sox Chris Sale, they tagged him for three runs over seven innings back on June 15 en route to a 5-3 victory. Sale and Detroit’s starter Matt Boyd were slated to oppose one another on Saturday. However, a bizarre situation in the White Sox clubhouse that … Read more