Detroit Tigers News: Regular Season and Preseason Updates
10/4/12 ? For the first time since 1967, there is a triple-crown winner in baseball. Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is the first man to achieve the feat since Boston Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski. He is also the first latino player to do this. Cabrera finished the season with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. He beat Josh Hamilton for the home run title by 1 and the RBI title by 11. Cabrera held off rookie phenom Mike Trout to win the batting title by four points. He and Trout are currently the front-runners for the AL MVP trophy. Cabrera has also lead the Tigers to the AL Central division crown and will play the Oakland Athletics in the divisional series seeking his second World Series trophy.
10/2/12 ? Justin Verlander was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for September. He finished the month going 5-1 with a 1.93 ERA in six starts. Both his win total and ERA were tops in the league. He also tied for first with 41 strikeouts in 42 innings. Verlander?s impressive September helped clinched the American League Central title for the Detroit Tigers. The 29-year old is in contention to win his second straight CY Young award and finishes his season 17-8 with a 2.64 ERA and a Major League Leading 239 strikeouts. Verlander will pitch Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series against the Oakland Athletics.
The Tigers has no answer for Twins starter Samuel Dedono as Detroit dropped a 9-3 ball game to Minnesota on Monday night at Target Field. Annibal Sanchez got the start for Detroit and lasted 5.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on twelve hits and a walk. He also added three strikeouts over the course of 102 pitches to earn his third loss since being traded over to the American League. Offensively, Johnny Peralta, Miguel Cabrera and Delmon Young all had runs batted in for the Tigers. Despite only collecting six hits, they got them when they counted as the team hit a solid .333 with runners in scoring position. Unfortunately, however, it was not enough to earn them a much-needed victory on the road.
Behind a solid start from Rick Porcello, the Detroit Tigers squeezed out a close 6-5 victory against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night at Comerica Park. Porcello pitched 6.2 innings, allowing three earned runs on eight hits and zero walks. He also picked up three strikeouts en route to his ninth win of the season thus far. Jose Valverde came in for the ninth, and despite allowing two earned runs, picked up his 22nd save of the season. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera added his 29th home run of the season, a solo shot in the fourth inning off Yankees starter Phil Hughes. Johnny Peralta and Andy Dirks also added runs batted in in the victory. Overall on the day, the Tigers were 2-7 with runners in scoring position.
After two straight excellent starts, Max Scherzer struggled and the Tigers could not recover as Detroit dropped a 7-3 ball game to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday. Scherzer lasted 6.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and two walks. He also added nine strikeouts, but raised his season earned run average to 4.62 so far on the year. Offensively, Austin Jackson blasted his 11th home run of the season, a solo shot in the first inning off Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz. Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila each also had runs batted in in the losing effort. Overall on the day, the Tigers hit a paltry 1-10 with runners in scoring position.
Max Scherzer earned his 10th win of the season on Wednesday night as he led the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Scherzer pitched seven strong innings, allowing just two earned runs on three hits and four walks. He also added eight strikeouts over the course of his 105 pitch outing. Jose Valverde came in for the ninth and, despite giving up a home run, needed just six pitches to earn his 19th save of the season. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera, Austin Jackson, Prince Fielder and Quentin Berry all drove in runs in the victory. Overall on the day, the Tigers hit a strong 4-15 with runners in scoring position.
Despite a so-so outing, Jacob Turner earned his first victory of the season on Sunday as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox by the score of 6-4. Turner lasted 5.1 innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and zero walks. He also added three strikeouts over the course of his 81 pitches. Offensively, Quentin Berry, Miguel Cabrera and Brennan Boesch went deep, with Cabrera adding two personally on the day. The home runs marked his 299th and 300th as a major leaguer. Overall throughout the game, the Tigers were a solid 2-6 with runners in scoring position.
The Detroit Tigers lost a close one on Wednesday night against the Kansas City Royals by the score of 3-2. Justin Verlander gave the Tigers eight strong innings, allowing only two runs and striking out seven, but once again the Detroit offense failed to give their ace much run support. After a Brennan Boesch two-run home run tied the game up in the eighth inning, Joaquin Benoit came in for the ninth and surrendered the game winning run on an infield single from Chris Getz. Jonathan Broxton came in and closed it out for the Royals in the bottom of the ninth.
After losing two of three to the New York Yankees in the Bronx this past weekend, the Detroit Tigers fell to 11-11 on the season and are currently tied for second place in the American League Central division, sitting just a game below the division-leading Cleveland Indians. Sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder have been as advertised; Fielder leads the squad with a .309 batting average, while Cabrera leads with seven home runs and 20 runs batted in. The team will go to Kansas City to play the Royals on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. Duane Below will pitch for the Tigers and will be in search of his third win on the season.
As many predicted before the 2012 season even began, the Detroit Tigers sit atop the American League Central with a 10-6 record through the first 16 games. Ace Justin Verlander has regained his dominant form from seasons past, leading the pitching staff with a 2-1 record, 1.72 earned run average and 31 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched.Opposing hitters are hitting a paltry .157 against the reigning A.L. Cy Young award winner and Most Valuable Player. Newcomer Prince Fielder has adapted quite well to the American League, hitting .317 with 2 home runs and 8 runs batted in so far this season.
After a stellar 2011 campaign, the Detroit Tigers did not let up during the offseason and signed slugging first basemen Prince Fielder to a mammoth nine-year, $214 million contract that keeps him with the team through the 2021 season. Picking up right where they left off, the Tigers began the season with a 3-0 after sweeping the Boston Red Sox in the opening series. Miguel Cabrera finished the series with an impressive .455 batting average, 3 homers and 8 RBI's in his first three games, while Fielder added 2 home runs as well. Ace Justin Verlander also added 8 strong innings of one run ball in the season opener.
Detroit Tigers Tickets - Team History
Detroit Tigers tickets allow fans the opportunity to experience one of Major League Baseball's teams on the rise. The Tigers, based in Detroit since 1894, have won four World Series championships to go along with ten AL pennants. The Tigers play at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit and have called it home since the park opened in 2000.
Detroit Tigers Tickets - Season Info
The Detroit Tigers look to emerge from the 2010 season with a positive focus. After finishing third in the AL Central last season, the Tigers went out and signed catcher Victor Martinez and relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit. Add that to the work the Tigers have done to make sure players like Jhonny Peralta, Brandon Inge and Magglio Ordonez are all part of their future and the team team are sure contenders in the American League Central.
Detroit Tigers Tickets - June News
The Tigers have had an exciting season thus far to say the least. They've been inconsistent but when they're hot, they're really hot. As of June 8th, the Tigers sit at second in the American League Central,1.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians. Things are trending upwards, though, as the Indians are just 3-7 in their last ten games while the Tigers are 8-2. The Tigers have been battling the Indians for first place all month long. They're being led by ace pitcher Justin Verlander, who has posted a microscopic .76 ERA and 47 strikeouts since May 29th. Other big factors in the Tigers recent upswing have included Brennan Boesch, Jhonny Peralta, Victor Martinez. Fans are hoping they can hold it together in the second half of the season and return to the playoffs for the first time since their magical 2006 run to the World Series.
Detroit Tigers Tickets - Ticket Information
Detroit Tigers tickets ensure that fans see the Tigers playing top contenders throughout the entire MLB season. The Tigers have their work cut out for them in a competitive American League Central. With matchups with great teams like the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox and non-divisional meetings with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox throughout the season, the Tigers will have a great opportunity to separate themselves from the pack in 2011. Buy your tickets now and don't miss the action!
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