Tigers acquire Erick Aybar from Braves in exchange for Mike Aviles and a minor leaguer

In a rather surprising move on Tuesday prior to their game against the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers struck a deal with the Atlanta Braves. The Tigers today have acquired INF Erick Aybar from Atlanta in exchange for INF Mike Aviles and C Kade Scivicque. pic.twitter.com/6gzcmT8Hmg — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) August 16, 2016 Additionally, the Tigers have … 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

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

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

Tigers take first two games of series in Boston after winning a wild one 9-8

On Tuesday, the Tigers looked to build on the momentum they gained from Monday’s 4-2 victory against the Red Sox in hopes of earning a series victory in game two of a three-game series in Boston. Mike Pelfrey was hoping to put together another good outing for Detroit, he had allowed just one ER in three of his … 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

Kinsler and Cabrera club solo homers, Tigers beat White Sox in rain shortened game 2-1

The Detroit Tigers began a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Thursday afternoon. Mike Pelfrey was on the hill as he looked to put his previous start where he lasted just 1.2 innings, five ER on four hit and four free passes. Pelfrey bounced back in a big way Thursday night, … Read more

Twins score three in 9th off K-Rod, Tigers drop series with 4-1 loss

The Detroit Tigers looked to get the series win over the Central division foe, Minnesota Twins, Wednesday afternoon. Justin Verlander was on the mound for the Tigers and looked to continue his stellar 2016 campaign. Detroit got eight strong innings from JV, but a rare clunker from closer Francisco Rodriguez cost the Tigers a series win. … Read more

EDITORIAL: Tigers have two options at trading deadline: Stand pat, or sell

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. We have already reached the All-Star break in 2016 and it’s … Read more

Report Card: Tigers’ position players

We’re 89 games into the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Can you believe that? We can’t either. The Detroit Tigers have somehow managed a winning record of 46-43 through the unofficial first half of the regular season. They always say in pretty much every major sport: If you take care of business at home and win … Read more

Tigers head into the All-Star break with a 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays

The Detroit Tigers head into the All-Star break on a sour note, losing three of the four against the Toronto Blue Jays. Starter Anibal Sanchez, has had a rough season so far and got knocked around again today. Sanchez went just four innings and allowed 5 runs on eight hits. Not that Sanchez’s poor start mattered much, because even if he … Read more

Verlander goes seven strong, Tigers win fifth straight with 3-2 victory

Heading into game three of a four-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Detroit Tigers had won four straight games, including the first two of this weekend series and scored at 10 runs in the last three. They hoped to continue their winning ways in the hands of Justin Verlander, who had a real ‘outlier’ clinker of … Read more

Tigers pound out 14 hits in 10-2 rout of Rays

Coming off their wild and unbelievable comeback win in Thursday’s 10-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Detroit Tigers were looking to carry the momentum they built during that 8-run 9th inning on Thursday into Friday’s game against former Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly, who has struggled more this season than in recent years. That is exactly what … Read more

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 ninth consecutive game to the Indians. Here is how it all … Read more

Ausmus, players vent frustration after failed comeback

The Detroit Tigers lost a tough game against the New York Yankees last night with a late comeback effort that once again fell short. The fans are definitely feeling the frustration with this high priced team, especially as of late. In post game interviews with the Detroit News it became clear that manager Brad Ausmus is as well. “I’m getting … Read more

2016 Tigers Quarterly Report

Can you believe the 2016 Major League Baseball is already a quarter of the way complete? Neither can we. The Tigers through 40 games stand at 19-21, 5.5 games out of the American League Central division lead and 3.0 games back of a Wild Card spot. A recent stretch where they lost 11 of 12 … Read more