Detroit News "Ah, yes, first place versus second again — the Tigers and Royals. For a series to be a showdown, though, both teams need to show up — which only one did Thursday night. And that team, in a 16-4 trouncing, was the Tigers. With three runs in the first, three more in the fourth, another..." July 11
Detroit News "If this really was a World Series preview, well … Actually, strike that. We won’t know for several months if this was any sort of sneak peek, nor were these two games any barometer of how a Tigers-Dodgers Fall Classic might even shake out. After all, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez..." July 10
Detroit News "About the hitting the Tigers did all night, we could talk all day. Down 5-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the first inning on Tuesday night, the Tigers had tied the game by the second. They were in front to stay by the third. They’d scored 11 runs by the fourth. And eventually won..." July 09
Ausmus confirmed Victor Martinez likely to sit out 4 games at K.C., which coupled with All-Star break, gives him 8 more days to heal (back).
Tampa Tribune "David Price didn’t have his all-star stuff Sunday night, but he had enough to keep the Rays rolling through the end of the road trip. Throw in some all-star defense by center fielder Desmond Jennings and another big night for the offense against a pretty good pitcher and you have a 7-3 victory..." July 07
Tampa Bay Times "Chris Archer's standards for himself are so lofty that he was disappointed — "obviously" — over not being able to get the final two outs of Saturday's 7-2 win over the Tigers. But only a little bit. Otherwise, the Rays' emerging star right-hander allowed himself some well-deserved..." July 06
MLB.com "The Oakland Athletics left town on Wednesday having been swept out of Comerica Park. The Tigers were busy with the Rays when the A's made their move for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, acquiring the pitchers in a deal with the Cubs. When Justin Verlander heard about the trade later Friday..." July 06
Tigers interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, and Chad Qualls, among other bullpen targets, sources say. @FOXSports1
Ausmus on VMart: "If push comes to shove, we can keep him down until the all-star break. But right now, we're going to take it day to day."
Tampa Tribune "The Rays were doing everything right Friday night to beat the Tigers. They were scoring runs, and they were preventing runs. Then came the sixth inning and things seemed to unravel. Alex Cobb hit Ian Kinsler with a pitch. Warnings were issued. A walk, an RBI single, another walk. Bases loaded,..." July 05
Detroit News "Rick Porcello's All-Star case isn't exactly racking up the endorsements. Five ESPN analysts and Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal all picked their projected All-Stars on Thursday, and none of them selected the Tigers’ right-handed starter. Interestingly, all six picked Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle,..." July 04
Detroit News "Step onto the field at Canal Park, on a steamy June evening, and you might expect to see camera crews filming Bull Durham II. This is classic middle-American minor league baseball, as the Erie SeaWolves, the Tigers Double A affiliate, prepares for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Akron RubberDucks..." July 04
Detroit News "Visiting managers don’t leave messages for each other — or notes. But if Bob Melvin of the departing Oakland Athletics had left anything behind for Joe Maddon of the arriving Tampa Bay Rays, it would have been this warning: “Beware, hot team.” Hot, sizzling, surging, whatever you want to..." July 04
Ian Krol will go on rehab for Class A West Michigan this weekend. He'll pitch Friday and Sunday on road at Ft. Wayne.
Victor Martinez is in #Tigers lineup, batting cleanup. J.D. Martinez in LF. Rajai Davis sits.
Detroit News "He’s on a roll like none other during his career. Even when Rick Porcello went 5-0 in July three years ago, it was nothing like this. Then again, not many pitchers throw consecutive complete-game shutouts, and fewer still accomplish it when one of the gems doesn’t include a walk or a..." July 02
J.D. Martinez batting fourth again today. No Victor Martinez.
Detroit News "Game 5 between Detroit and Oakland hasn’t been all that friendly to the A’s in recent times. And it still wasn’t Monday night. Down three runs entering the ninth inning, the Tigers clawed and clawed until Rajai Davis won it on a walk-off grand slam, a towering home run into the bullpen in..." July 01
Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers will be without one of their biggest offensive threats when they open their three-game series Monday night against the best team in the American League. Victor Martinez was scratched from the lineup late Monday afternoon due to soreness in his side area. J.D. Martinez..." June 30
Ian Krol threw a bullpen today. Felt good. Second one.
Detroit News "Ian Kinsler, what are you doing two weeks from Tuesday? Better not make any plans to spend all four days of the All-Star break at home in the Dallas area, because it’s looking more and more like you’ll be heading to Minneapolis as an American League All-Star. At least, you should be. And..." June 29
Houston Chronicle "Baseball’s blur and a sardine-sized star, Jose Altuve gave Justin Verlander and the Tigers the runaround all night Friday. Jason Castro, the Astros’ struggling catcher who had been dropped in the lineup, finished it off with a trot in the 11th inning. Castro stroked a line drive to right field..." June 28
Detroit News "For the Tigers, winning has suddenly become as easy as 1-2-3. 1) Arrive at ballpark 2) Wait for storms to end. 3) Bash ball. With their sixth consecutive victory, the Tigers downed the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Wednesday night. Coupled with another loss for Kansas City, their lead in the..." June 26
Detroit News "Ready to say the ship won’t rock again? Didn’t think so. Because, even though the Tigers lead the American League Central by three games a week after falling into second place, that can’t be said with any degree of certainty. Ready to say, however, that the ship is a lot steadier than it..." June 25
Michigan Live "Daniel Schlereth is back. The Detroit Tigers have re-acquired Schlereth from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations, a team official told MLive.com on Tuesday. A left-handed reliever, Schlereth has been assigned him to Triple-A Toledo. The trade provides the Tigers..." June 24
Detroit News "When they pulled into their team hotel Thursday, the Tigers were staring down Ontario Street at an Indians team flush with thoughts of clobbering a Detroit club that had taken its share of drubbings during the past six weeks. But this is baseball. And this is the American League Central..." June 23
Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander pitched much better. Phil Coke maybe pitched the best he has all season for the Tigers. Coke gave up one hit with three strikeouts in the 10th to earn his first save of the season in a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday night. Coke struck out left-handed hitters..." June 22
Detroit News "Now, it’s a winning streak. The Tigers, who last month began at Progressive Field a nearly six-week stretch of stumbling and bungling, instead carved out a second consecutive victory Friday when they bested the Indians, 6-4, thanks to some long-ball crunch from the muscular Martinezes, Victor..." June 21
Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers didn't exactly crush the ball against Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy. But they needed a win. And they got one. J.D. Martinez homered and Sanchez outdid Duffy on Thursday afternoon as the Tigers held on for a 2-1 victory and avoided being swept by the..." June 20
Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20
Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal spoke to Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA. The topic: smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn was a personal hero of Clark’s, and Rosenthal asked him if Gwynn’s death — almost certainly caused by smokeless tobacco use — was enough to get the union to either push for or agree to a ban on smokeless..." June 20
CBSSports.com "The Tigers lost to the Royals on Wednesday afternoon (box score), their third straight loss and 20th in their last 29 games. They've gone from seven games up in the AL Central to 1.5 games back. Following the game, during his usual media scrum, Detroit manager Brad Ausmus made an unfortunate..." June 19
Kansas City Star "Ned Yost strutted past a clubhouse table soaked in water, the residue of yet another Royals celebration. The team’s tell-tale strobe light pulsed, the players reveled in a 2-1 besting of the Tigers and outfielder Jarrod Dyson brushed gobs of foam from his hair. “Shaving cream,” fellow..." June 18
Kansas City Star "The grounds crew at Comerica Park rolled out the tarp not once but twice on Tuesday afternoon, preparing for possible inclement weather on the day the Royals ascended into first place in their division. The sun cooked the diamond, and the skies never opened. Instead, the storm arrived in the..." June 18
Kansas City Star "The juxtaposition was stark, the picture of a pair of clubs trending in opposing directions, at least for one sweltering night in the Motor City. Inside the Royals dugout, in the middle of the sixth inning of Monday’s 11-8 victory, the players traded high-fives and prepared for the latter..." June 17
Detroit News "Maybe the Tigers are gaining some traction. They’ve won two of the last three series, won three of four games overall including Sunday’s dramatic 4-3 win over Minnesota. There’s a bit more consistency in all departments. And with a key four-game series beginning Monday against second-place..." June 15
Detroit News "There was a time, not that long ago, when a Tiger actually hit for the cycle, and barely anyone in Comerica Park even knew it. That was back in the Dark Days of Tigers baseball, June 8, 2001, to be exact. Damion Easley tripled in the eighth inning against Brewers reliever Will Cunnane, the..." June 15
Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s not often you notice a young player learning a valuable lesson, right at the moment it’s sinking in. But Kyle Gibson and Eduardo Escobar both had those baseball epiphanies Friday night. Gibson stared down two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera with the bases loaded, Escobar showed newfound patience..." June 14
Detroit News "Never had pitched a complete game, Max Scherzer? You’ve pitched one now. Never had a two-run infield single, Miguel Cabrera? You have one now. Never had hit a home run off Chris Sale before, Victor Martinez? Uh-oh, buzzer sound. He had hit one — but go ahead, have another, Victor. With..." June 13
CSN Chicago "You don’t normally volunteer to give runs away when Justin Verlander is the on the mound. But that’s exactly what White Sox manager Robin Ventura elected to do in the top of the fourth inning on Wednesday night. With a runner on third and one out, Ventura willingly played his infield deep and..." June 12
Chicago Tribune "In the second week of June, with more than three months to go in baseball's regular season, the White Sox weren't about to hype the importance of the four-game series against the Tigers that began Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. But staying competitive against the American League Central..." June 10
Boston Herald "This is what catharsis looks like. It is a mighty swing at an 83-mph slider from an old rival on a new team. It is a baseball following the arc of a rainbow before touching down in the right field bleachers. And it is David Ortiz making the slow trot around the bases in the ninth inning, then..." June 09
Alex Avila is in the #Tigers lineup tonight, batting 8th.
Boston Herald "A few years ago, Torii Hunter introduced himself to Jackie Bradley Jr. via Twitter. They shook hands before a game last month at Fenway Park. Pretty soon, Hunter wants to take Bradley to dinner. “Whatever he wants to learn from me, man, I’ll give it all to him,” said Hunter, the Detroit Tigers’..." June 08
Detroit News "The Tigers should see if the Red Sox can stay in town a little longer, at least for another week or so. The Tigers defeated the Red Sox, 8-6, on Saturday night before a standing-room-only crowd of 43,359 at Comerica Park to push their season’s record to 5-0 against Boston after losing in last..." June 08
Been told by someone who would know that Danny Worth has accepted the assignment to Triple-A Toledo.
Michigan Live "Alex Avila did not finish the game. He will not play in the next one either. Beyond that, well, stay tuned. Avila left the game in the eighth inning of his team's 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night after being hit in the helmet with the follow-through of a swing by Boston Red..." June 07