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3/25/15: For the past seven seasons, you could simply pencil in Justin Verlander as the starting pitcher on Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers. However, for the first time since 2007, someone else gets the call. It is not Max Scherzer because the Tigers lost him in free agency to the Washington Nationals. Instead it is new toy David Price. Price certainly has the pedigree for the job. He is a former Cy Young Award winner and started Opening Day in Tampa three times. Still, it is strange not to see Verlander out there and that may be a hint that the Tigers hope to move him sometime during the season.
3/18/15: The Detroit Tigers are gearing up for Opening Day and they must have some revenge on their minds this year after being outshone by the upstart Kansas City Royals last season. Slugger Victor Martinez has been seen around the Tigers spring training facility taking batting practice and there is a chance that he will be ready to play by the start of the regular season. In other news, many people thought this occurrence actually happened several years ago, but they would be wrong. What was the event? Former Tigers and Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis, nicknamed the D Train, decided to retire.
3/11/15: Left-handed aces do not come available very often, mostly because teams generally do not want to let one go if they have one. The Detroit Tigers have one in James Shields, who they acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline last season. He is in the final year of his contract and says that he would be willing to discuss an extension with the Tigers, even during the season. Price is not going hungry right now by any means, he is making nearly $20 million this season. He will likely top that number, and possibly even the total value of Max Scherzer's $210 million deal in his next contract.
3/4/15: The Detroit Tigers are going all-in this season in hopes of capturing their first World Series since 1984. They return most of their core players, though the big exception is Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, who signed a mega-deal in Washington. Losing early in the 2014 playoffs is still a sore subject. But what is not sore is Miguel Cabrera. He said he felt good after a hitting session last week. Cabrera had a down season in 2014 - though that would still be a career year for most players. It was not until the season was over that anyone knew how injured he was. If he is fully healthy, then the Tigers should repeat as AL Central champions.
2/18/15: Fans of the Detroit Tigers tend not to like comments of how Miguel Cabrera regressed in 2014 compared to 2012 and 2013. It is not to say that Cabrera was bad or even average, it is only that it was not as good (though still great by normal player standards) as his previous two years. Cabrera was injured for much of last season, which makes his numbers even better. There is some good news here. He got rid of his walking boot a month ago and has been working out. He may be ready to get into the next step of his rehab soon and could possibly be ready for opening day. And a healthy Cabrera is probably one of the best three players in the game.
2/5/15: It is not often that Victor Martinez plays catcher. In the past two season, he has caught just five games - or just over 1 percent of the time. Martinez is hanging on in the American League with the Tigers primarily as a designated hitter. However, manager Brad Ausmus admitted that Martinez could be an option behind the plate when the Tigers visit the Pittsburgh Pirates in mid-April, where there will not be a designated hitter. That notion hinges on Miguel Cabrera being healthy and playing - and that is by no means guaranteed. Amazingly, Cabrera had another tremendous season in 2014 and was being held together with duct tape and spit by the end of the year.
1/14/15: Detroit got a lot out of pitcher Max Scherzer over the past few years - pretty much every award except a World Series. Now he is not only a free agent, but the best free agent of this offseason. Rumors have him aiming at a $200 million contract. The Tigers not only want him back, but according to one anonymous executive 'have to have him back'. Well, so much for leverage. Scherzer may well return to the Tigers, but other teams are interested too, including St. Louis, which is his home town. But, then again, $200 million is an awful lot of money to invest in one player.
1/21/15: Who knows if the Tigers will be able to bring Max Scherzer back next season as he is the prized (and most expensive) free agent available this offseason. However, the Tigers were able to avoid arbitration with James Shields and agreed to a one year deal worth almost $20 million. Price will be a free agent at the end of the 2015 and is expected to command big money - possibly in the $150 to $200 million range. Now, if the Tigers can hold on to Scherzer, they should have a great, if not ridiculously expensive, rotation.
1/7/15: The Tigers have been conspicuously quiet during the offseason and have not made many moves other than the big 11-player trade with Arizona and Tampa Bay. But the big question with them is what to do about the best free agent this offseason, Max Scherzer. Scherzer was brilliant with the Tigers for the past few years and has the Cy Young hardware to prove it. He remains unsigned but the Tigers are not closing the door on him. The problem is that he may cost $200 million to land, and the Tigers already gave out a nine digit contract last year to Cabrera.
11/19/14: The Detroit Tigers have one of the most potent rosters in all of baseball and they are aiming to keep it that way. The Tigers are in 'win-now' mode, which is evident by the four year, $68 million re-signing of designated hitter Victor Martinez. Some may question giving a four year deal to a 36 year old, but the man can hit. They want to keep ace Max Scherzer, but he has a lot of suitors and is the top free agent this offseason. What they have not done is upgrade their bullpen. If the last few years have shown anything, it is that a solid bullpen is now key to winning championships.
11/12/14: The Detroit Tigers, like just about any MLB team, would love to have Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer in their rotation next season. Of course, he is a free agent and will command a couple boatloads of money to get his services. The Tigers may re-sign him, but he will not accept the $15.3 million qualifying offer because he will make much more as a free agent. The qualifying offer means that the Tigers will get a first round draft pick as compensation from almost anyone that signs him. Pitching is very expensive, and even without Scherzer, the Tigers are looking at a rotation that will cost them over $80 million next season.
11/5/14: The Detroit Tigers showed they have some money to throw around as they picked up the option year for reliever Joakim Soria. The Tigers bullpen was a mess this season and easily was the weak point on the team, so spending $7 million on a guy with no clearly defined role (7th inning? 8th inning? Closer?) is an odd choice. The Tigers maybe should have kept that money to re-sign ace Max Scherzer, who is now the top free-agent in all of baseball. It is anyone's guess where Scherzer will end up, but we do know that he won't come cheap.
10/29/14: It has been known for some time that Tigers star Miguel Cabrera was playing with bone spurs in his ankle, and it was expected for those spurs to be removed surgically once the season ended. It was. What was not known was that Cabrera also had a stress fracture in his foot and that too required surgery. The injuries may have caused a down year (by his standards), but still one of the best statistical seasons in Major League Baseball. Cabrera is due to be re-evaluated in three months, which is just before spring training. Hopefully, all will heal well and he will not get a late start to next season.
10/22/14: Through four months of the 2014 season, the Detroit Tigers looked like serious contenders, if not the team to beat in the American League. The Tigers faltered down the stretch, but did outlast the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central, only to be eliminated by Baltimore pretty quickly. Much of the blame was put on the bullpen. That seems to be the number one priority for next season, though closer Joe Nathan will return. According to GM Dave Dombrowski, Nathan will be on a 'short leash'. If he can return to his old self of three years ago, then Detroit should have little to worry about and may be playing this time one year from now.
10/15/14: It seems kind of hard to believe that outfielder Torii Hunter is 39 years old and has been playing Major League Baseball for 19 years. But he is and he has. He hinted at retiring after the Tigers were eliminated from the playoffs a couple weeks ago by the Baltimore Orioles. Now he seems to be softening his stance, claiming that he will not retire if the Detroit Tigers want him back. While his defensive skills have declined with age, he can still hit. He posted a .286 batting average with 17 home runs this past season. There is nothing on the books yet, but the Tigers may want to bring him back one more time as the team still has a great roster.
10/8/14: The Tigers, at least on paper, had among the best rosters in the majors this past season, but struggles all season to establish and hold a lead in the American League Central. A key problem was the bullpen, who surrendered too many late game leads. Moves to bolster the maligned unit did not help much. This trend continued into the playoffs and ultimately was a major reason why the Tigers were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the playoffs. This offseason may be spent looking for bullpen help, though an extra bat in the lineup would not hurt either.
10/1/14: It took a bit longer than originally expected, but the Detroit Tigers finally punched their ticket to the playoffs. Detroit is simply loaded with talent, both offensively and with their pitching. While former Cy Young Award - winner Justin Verlander has not been the dominant force this season as he has in past years, he is still better than most. Max Scherzer has emerged as a true ace over the past two seasons, and having a dominant 1-2 punch like that tends to play well in October. There are not many holes on the team, the only real question mark being the bullpen. If the back end holds up, then the Tigers may be looking at a World Series in their near future.
9/24/14: The Tigers should have taken care of the American League Central weeks ago, but a prolonged slump kept them from their destiny. At the same time, this is a team loaded with weapons and excellent pitching, and they will likely be in the playoffs. They got a big boost by taking two of three from the Kansas City Royals last weekend, which widened their lead to two games in the division and all but ensured they would be in the playoffs. Just a few more days and this will all be over, and then the Tigers can focus on the playoffs, for which they are built.
8/28/14: The Tigers are in the middle of playoff chase, so they do not need games like last week's to throw them further off course. As everyone knows, Detroit made the biggest pitcher trade at the trade deadline to acquire former Cy Young Award winner David Price from the Rays. Price got to face his old team and was simply outstanding. He allowed one hit over eight innings. But he lost. That one hit drove in a run (from a previous error) and Detroit lost 1-0 to Tampa. That is a rare feat on its own, but certainly stings while Detroit is now chasing Kansas City for the AL Central title.
8/21/14: Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the Tigers were in a cake walk to another AL Central title. Sure, the Kansas City Royals put up a nice little run in June, but that was just an anomaly that happens in a 162 game season. The Tigers loaded up at the trade deadline as well, so what could go wrong. Well, the Royals are on another run and have taken the top spot in the division. Even worse is that the Tigers are slumping as a team and have actually dropped into a tie for a wild card spot. Should this keep up, there is a chance that the Tigers, despite all of their talent and payroll, may end up missing the playoffs altogether.
8/14/14: The talk around the American League since the Tigers acquired ace David Price from the Rays is that the Tigers and A's are destined to meet for the third consecutive year in the playoffs. Both have beefed up their pitching staffs and, if the series does happen, then there may be a bunch of low-scoring games. The Tigers may have to get past the Kansas City Royals, who are in first in the AL Central (at least at the moment), but should have enough fire power to get some separation in the division down the stretch. And then it just comes down to getting to the American League Championship Series.
8/7/14: The Tigers stunned all of baseball by flying under the radar and making a last minute, three-way trade to acquire ace pitcher and former Cy Young Award winner David Price from Tampa. The Tigers sent pitcher Drew Smyly and prospect Willy Admaes to the Rays, while also sending center fielder Austin Jackson to the Mariners. This looks like a move set up by the Oakland A's acquiring both Jon Lester and Jeff Samardizja - which could set up an amazing playoff series in October. And for the record, the Tigers have eliminated the A's from the playoffs the last two years
7/31/14: The Detroit Tigers continue to own the AL Central. At this rate, there is very little chance that the Tigers will get caught by the Royals or Indians (or anyone else). But they are not flawless, and the most glaring flaw is the bullpen. The Tigers brought in reliever Joakim Soria to help shore up the closer role, and that may have motivated Joe Nathan. On Monday, Nathan pitched a perfect ninth, striking out all three batters he faced to secure the save. And he did it on only 12 pitches. If he rebounds to his normal level, the Soria may just become one of the better set up men in the business.
7/24/14: Well, this is nice to see. The Detroit Tigers extended their spring training commitment to Lakeland, FL through the 2036 season. The Tigers have been going to Lakeland since 1934, so this will put them over the Century Mark. Lakeland is about halfway between Orlando and Tampa. If you have ever been there, then you would know that there is not much to see. But in an age when teams are moving to state of the art camps, it is gratifying to see a team show loyalty. As part of the agreement, the Tigers and the city (through various agencies) will proved $37 million worth of upgrades to the stadium.
7/17/14: Every year, there seems to be last second injuries to players elected to the All-Star Game, forcing a quick substitution. Sometimes, those injuries seem questionable and skeptics may think that the player would rather have a four day rest than play an exhibition match. That is not the case for Victor Martinez. He has been out since July 4 with soreness in his side and back. But the Tigers can be proud that they are providing his replacement, as Ian Kinsler gets the nod. Meanwhile, Rangers fans must be shaking their heads as Prince Fielder is out for the season.
7/10/14: The Tigers had a bit of scare a few weeks ago when the Kansas City Royals went on a 10 game winning streak and Detroit's bullpen seemed to implode every time they were called upon to finish out a game. But that is in the past now. The Tigers have rebuilt a comfortable four game lead in the division and have won seven of their last ten games. And it gets better. The line up is at full strength again as designated hitter Victor Martinez is back. He missed the entire series against the A's with soreness in his ribcage, but seems to be just fine now.
7/3/14: Maybe the Detroit Tigers got a bit bored and careless, and maybe they just needed a wake-up call to snap themselves out of their June funk. That wake-up call came in the form of the Tigers' bullpen imploding on a regular basis and the Kansas City Royals going on a 10 game winning streak to (briefly) take first place in the AL Central. But order has been restored and the Tigers are 8-2 in their last ten. They have regained control of the division and now have a 4.5 game lead on the Royals and a 6.5 game leado on the Indians. Whatever it was, it now appears that the season is going according to plan again.
6/26/14: The June Swoon has hit the Tigers hard this year and they need to do something soon to right the ship. It was not too long ago that Detroit had a comfortable lead in the AL Central and the Royals were doing anything they could just to score a couple runs each night. The tide has certainly turned as the Royal rattled off 10 consecutive wins while the Tigers slumped. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has really struggled this season to the point one wonders if he is healthy or injured or fatigued. Detroit can still score, but now they actually have a negative run differential.
6/19/14: The Tigers are stumbling a bit as we head into the dog days of summer. One of the issues they have had is at shortstop. After losing Jose Iglesias, they tried to put in Alex Gonzalez and Andrew Romine. Now Euginio Suarez is getting his shot and may have solved the problem. In his first eight MLB games, he hit .400 with three home runs and eight runs scored. Sure, it is a small sample size and will likely come back to the mean. At the same time, it is a welcome relief to the team. Now the Tigers need to focus on getting their bullpen in shape so they are not nervous about holding on to a 10 run lead.
6/12/14: Like the Dodgers and Yasiel Puig, the Tigers had a scare when their best player had a small injury over the weekend. Miguel Cabrera left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, but returned to the lineup on Monday. Cabrera has not had the dominating start like last year, or so it would seem. It is true that he started a bit slow this season, but has really picked it up. He is hitting .372 with 10 home runs and a 1.068 OPS in the last 43 games, and still among the top 10 in American League offensive categories.
6/6/14: The season is already in June, which means that July is right around the corner. That means that the trading deadline is coming (sort of). The Tigers are already in a comfortable spot in the AL Central. They have a five game lead and no one in the division has the horsepower (or seemingly the will) to contend with Detroit. The Tigers are looking at another postseason in a few months, but they could still use a little more fire power to get them to the World Series. There is a lot of speculation that the Tigers will try to trade for Cubs pitcher Jeff Smardizja, which would certainly give them a top notch rotation - perhaps enough to win it all.
5/29/14: Maybe GM Dave Dombroski was right after all. Dombroski traded away slugger and popular player Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in the offseason and got Ian Kinsler in return. The teams traded big contracts, so there was no read monetary advantage in trading Miguel Cabrerra's batting protection. Fielder just announced that he will undergo back surgery and will miss the rest of the year. Kinsler, however, has been outstanding this season and is one of the best hitters in the American League. He is providing more than enough protection for Cabrerra. Shrewd move, Mr. Dombroski.
5/22/14: The Tigers came under a lot of criticism several weeks ago for giving star Miguel Cabrerra an enormous contract extension, even though he had multiple years left on his current contract. For the first month of the season, the critics had a lot of fire power behind them as the former Triple Crown winner struggled out of the gate. But he has been outstanding for the past month. Where he hit only .206 in his first three weeks, he has batted .361 since. His strike out percentage is down and he is showing his old form. The Tigers do not need old production, but it certainly helps in the postseason.
5/15/14: The Tigers honored former manager Jim Leyland in a pregame ceremony last Saturday, and three of his former stars thanked him in their own way. Pitcher Max Scherzer held the visiting Twins at bay in the 9-3 win, while Miguel Cabrerra and Victor Martinez each hit three run homers in the win. It was only Cabrerra's fifth home run of the season. Martinez has been hot lately. That homer was his eighth of the season and fourth in the past six games. Detroit holds a comfortable 4.5 game lead in the AL Central, a division that is really theirs to lose this season.
5/8/14: If anyone is going to make a move on the Detroit Tigers, then they should probably do it now. The Tigers are about to blow open the AL Central Division. They have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games, while no other team has fared better than 5-5. The Tigers have benefited from a favorable schedule so far, playing 14 games at home versus only 10 on the road. However, there is no reason to think that anyone else has the firepower to catch them, even this early in the season. Detroit seems destined to another playoff birth, and perhaps, that elusive World Series title.
5/1/14: The Tigers easily have the most talent in the AL Central, and (realistically), this is their division to lose. Detroit is leading the division, but the margin is not very comfortable so far. Minnesota is only a game back. The White Sox and Royals are two out, and even cellar-dwelling Cleveland is 2.5 games (or one weekend sweep) out of the top spot. That means that the Tigers have to be very sharp. It does not help that starter Anibal Sanchez left last Saturday's game with a blister on his finger. He has been placed on the 15 day DL, and the team called up Justin Miller from Toledo.
4/24/14: The Detroit Tigers are expected to win the AL Central this season. Not just 'picked to win', but actually expected to capture the division crown. The Minnesota Twins are still hot on their tails, but it is also very early in the season. One key piece is closer Joe Nathan. Nathan has not been himself this year and admits to a 'dead arm' period. The good news is that Nathan says he feels better now. It may be under-rated, but having a competent closer is very important to contenders, because teams that can not close out games do not go far in October.
4/17/14: The Detroit Tigers took a lot of criticism for trading off hit machine Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler and some salary relief. Likewise they took a lot of criticism for signing star Miguel Cabrera to a long-term extension when he had two more years left on his contract. However, both moves are paying off right now as the Tigers are at the top of the AL Central once again. Somehow, they have already played four less games than the White Sox. Expect this lead to continue and for the Tigers to be in the middle of October excitement once again this year.
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.
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I can't. I can't do it. I just can't put preseason NFL games on here. But I also can't abide a month straight of just MLB games, so I'm changing things up. #5. Little League World Series: Pennsylvania vs. Delaware At 5'4, weighing in at 105 pounds, it'sssssssss Mo'ne Davis! Without a doubt, the story…Read more
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Detroit Tigers Schedule & Key Dates
Opening Day / Detroit Tigers First Game 2015
Detroit Tigers Regular Season Last Game 2015
Detroit Tigers Spring Training Beginning 2015
Detroit Tigers Upcoming Games Schedule
|May 5, 2015||Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox|
|May 6, 2015||Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox|
|May 7, 2015||Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox|
|May 8, 2015||Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers|
|May 9, 2015||Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers|
|May 10, 2015||Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers|
Detroit Tigers Past Games Schedule and Detroit Tigers Scores
|May 2, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Kansas City Royals||2 - 1|
|May 1, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Kansas City Royals||1 - 4|
|Apr 30, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Kansas City Royals||1 - 8|
|Apr 29, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Minnesota Twins||10 - 7|
|Apr 28, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Minnesota Twins||2 - 3|
|Apr 27, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Minnesota Twins||5 - 4|
|Apr 26, 2015||Cleveland Indians - Detroit Tigers||6 - 8|
|Apr 25, 2015||Cleveland Indians - Detroit Tigers||1 - 4|
|Apr 24, 2015||Cleveland Indians - Detroit Tigers||13 - 1|
|Apr 22, 2015||New York Yankees - Detroit Tigers||13 - 4|
|Apr 21, 2015||New York Yankees - Detroit Tigers||5 - 2|
|Apr 20, 2015||New York Yankees - Detroit Tigers||1 - 2|
|Apr 19, 2015||Chicago White Sox - Detroit Tigers||1 - 9|
|Apr 18, 2015||Chicago White Sox - Detroit Tigers||12 - 3|
|Apr 17, 2015||Chicago White Sox - Detroit Tigers||1 - 2|
|Apr 15, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Pittsburgh Pirates||1 - 0|
|Apr 14, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Pittsburgh Pirates||2 - 0|
|Apr 13, 2015||Detroit Tigers - Pittsburgh Pirates||4 - 5|