REPORT: Andrew Romine to play all nine positions in season finale for Tigers

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

What had been widely talked about and hoped for will finally come to fruition on Sunday in the regular season finale for the Detroit Tigers. According to manager Brad Ausmus, super utility infielder Andrew Romine will play all nine positions in the field on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, “barring something strange.” Andrew Romine just … Read more

WATCH: USPBL slugger and Fraser HS grad Taylor Grzelakowski signed by Twins; gets engaged

This is certainly a weekend that Fraser High School graduate Taylor Grzelakowski will not forget for the rest of his life. Not only did one of his dreams come true as he signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins organization but he also got engaged. And another one! Congrats to @T_Gelly for signing a contract … Read more

Editorial: Leadership void in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse is a real problem

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

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. What is the makeup of a championship team? Certainly, it’s important to have … Read more

JaCoby Jones struck by fastball; exits game

In an unfortunate incident today, Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones was drilled by a pitch. The accident happened in the third inning while Jones was facing Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Justin Haley. After being hit, Jones dropped, rolled, and ran towards the dugout. He was immediately attended to by team trainers and medical personnel. JaCoby was replaced by Andrew Romine in the … Read more

Detroit Tigers leave Winter Meetings completely inactive, and that’s fine

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. When all 30 Major League Baseball clubs get together for the … Read more

Could the Tigers take a flier on free agent outfielder Ben Revere?

As of now, the Detroit Tigers have no clear-cut answer in center field for 2017 after trading away Cameron Maybin shortly after season’s end. Prospect JaCoby Jones had his cup of coffee in his major league debut during September and came up through the minors playing in center, but by no means is he guaranteed a spot … Read more

Weekly Recap: Tigers again squander chances to gain ground in playoff chase

I’m not really too sure which one is more surprising and disappointing – the fact we split at home in a four-game series against baseball’s worst team in the Minnesota Twins, or that we continued to flounder and act like a minor league ball club in two games of a weekend series against the Cleveland Indians. We … Read more

Weekly Recap: Tigers fail to gain ground in playoff chase

The Detroit Tigers last week had a prime opportunity to really plant their flag among the American League playoff contenders with series against a White Sox club they have had success against in 2016, and an Orioles team that is neck-and-neck with Detroit for a playoff spot but also going in the wrong direction. However, a … Read more

September Roadmap to the Playoffs: Detroit Tigers Edition

While college and pro football tends to dominate the United States sports landscape in the fall, the Detroit Tigers may have something to say about being in the spotlight just a few weeks longer. Instead of hitting the eject button on the season, the Tigers are definitely still relevant. With two games remaining in August … Read more

Tigers pile on the runs again, survive late Twins rally to earn series sweep with 8-5 victory

On Thursday, the Detroit Tigers had a chance to go for their second road sweep of the Minnesota Twins this season, their eighth straight win at Target Field, and their fourth win in a row overall. On the bump for Detroit was lefty Daniel Norris (1-2, 3.81 ERA), who has pitched well his last four times out to … Read more

Gameday Thread: Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

DETROIT TIGERS (67-59) @ MINNESOTA TWINS (49-77)

WHERE: Target Field – Minneapolis

FIRST PITCH: 1:10 p.m. ET

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Detroit OR MLB Network (in select markets)/97.1 The Ticket

GAMETIME FORECAST: 72°F • Clear • 0% PoP

PROBABLE STARTERS: Daniel Norris (1-2, 3.81 ERA) vs. Jose Berrios (2-3, 9.28 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. James McCann (R) C
9. Andrew Romine (S) SS

Minnesota Twins

1. Brian Dozier (R) 2B
2. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
3. Robbie Grossman (S) LF
4. Trevor Plouffe (R) 1B
5. Miguel Sano (R) DH
6. Max Kepler (L) RF
7. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
8. Juan Centeno (L) C
9. Danny Santana (S) CF

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Gameday Thread: Game 126, Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

DETROIT TIGERS (66-59) @ MINNESOTA TWINS (49-76)

WHERE: Target Field – Minneapolis

FIRST PITCH: 8:10 ET

TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket

GAMETIME FORECAST: 75°F • Partly Cloudy • 0% PoP

PITCHING MATCHUP: Matt Boyd (4-2, 3.93 ERA) vs. Tyler Duffey (8-9, 5.93 ERA)

LINEUPS:

Detroit Tigers

1. Cameron Maybin (R) CF
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
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. Andrew Romine (S) 2B

Minnesota Twins

1. Brian Dozier (R) 2B
2. Robbie Grossman (S) LF
3. Miguel Sano (R) DH
4. Trevor Plouffe (R) 1B
5. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
6. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
7. Max Kepler (L) RF
8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
9. Eddie Rosario (L) CF

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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

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

Gameday Thread: Game 95, Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

MINNESOTA TWINS (34-59) @ DETROIT TIGERS (49-45) WHERE: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI FIRST PITCH: 1:10 p.m. EST TV/RADIO: Fox Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket GAMETIME FORECAST: 81°F • Clear • 0% PoP PROBABLE STARTERS: Ervin Santana (3-8, 4.12 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (9-6, 3.91 ERA) LINEUPS: Minnesota Twins 1. Eduardo Nunez (R) SS 2. Joe Mauer … Read more