Miguel Cabrera ended up with a pair of singles and a two-run homer in a three-RBI game on Sunday that added to his reputation as a Cleveland nemesis.
Jose Iglesias practices over-the-shoulder catches, so that he's ready for plays like the one he made on Sunday, even if no one else is. "I've seen him practice that play," his double-play partner, Ian Kinsler, maintained after Iglesias' ninth-inning grab in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Indians.
The sight of Rajai Davis pulling up out of the batter's box in the eighth inning Sunday brought back bad memories for Tigers fans, but Davis said his right groin tightness isn't nearly as severe as last season and shouldn't keep him out long, if at all.
Justin Verlander will travel with the Tigers on their upcoming three-city, 10-game road trip. How much he can do while he's with them is anyone's guess at this point.
Joakim Soria is 7-for-7 in save opportunities since Joe Nathan's save on Opening Day. Beyond the bottom line, the pure pitching numbers have been dominant, even without a traditional power fastball.
Detroit swept a season-opening three-game set by a combined 22-1 margin, and the Tigers will look for similar success as David Price opens a series against Tommy Milone and the Twins in Minnesota.
Left-hander Kyle Lobstein logged seven solid innings, stymieing the Indians' lineup and leading the Tigers to an 8-6 victory on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. Detroit took the series and improved to 5-1 against Cleveland this season.
Miguel Cabrera has compiled a stack of accomplishments in this game with one of the greatest swings ever seen in a right-handed hitter. He accomplished a first on Saturday without swinging the bat at all, his first four-walk game in a Major League tenure that has seen just about everything else.
With 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Indians, Alfredo Simon became the first Tiger to win his first four starts in a season since Frank Tanana in 1988.
The road to Shane Greene's first loss as a Tiger on Friday night included the curve of Jason Kipnis' bunt down the third-base line to help fuel a six-run fifth inning. Catcher Alex Avila, however, said third baseman Nick Castellanos made the right decision to pick up the ball as it swerved from foul territory back onto the line.
The good news for Anthony Gose is that his production hasn't plummeted from his torrid Spring Training, batting .333 (15-for-45). However, his strikeouts have flared up, leading manager Brad Ausmus to give him a break from the starting lineup on Saturday.
Alfredo Simon became the first Tigers pitcher to win his first four starts in a season since Frank Tanana in 1988, delivering 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball to help the Tigers end a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Shane Greene has drawn comparisons to Rick Porcello ever since the Tigers traded for him last December. His roll of three straight victories only strengthened those. In a weird way, his first loss compared well with Porcello, too.
After he gave up one earned run and posted three wins in as many starts, the Cleveland Indians made it look easy beating Shane Greene. Brandon Moss homered twice as part of a seven-RBI outburst, sending Greene to his first loss and the Tigers to their fourth in a row as the Indians rolled to a 13-1 win Friday night at Comerica Park.
Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque is dealing with a rough combination: lower velocity than normal and a high damage total. However, the right-hander says he's feeling fine healthwise, as he tries to work his way out of early-season struggles.
Lou Whitaker has advice for kids looking to get into baseball: If you want to make it, you have to work at it.
The Tigers scored 47 runs during their 6-0 opening week. They've scored 30 runs in 10 games since, during which they've gone 5-5.
The New York Yankees became the first team to cool off the Tigers, in part by lighting up Detroit's bullpen at Comerica Park. In Thursday's series finale, it was the difference in the game, with Jacoby Ellsbury doubling and scoring off Tom Gorzelanny in the eighth inning for a 2-1 Yankees win.
The Yankees tied the game against the Tigers at 1 on Thursday when Jacoby Ellsbury scored from third on a balk by Anibal Sanchez in the sixth inning.
Ian Krol seemingly solved his issue of getting ahead in counts against hitters. He couldn't do much for the Tigers' issue of fresh arms for Thursday's series finale against the Yankees.
Tigers closer Joe Nathan will undergo Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with tears of the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator in his right arm, ending his season and potentially his career.
It's time to believe in Shane Greene. Coming off his third consecutive strong start to begin the season (seven innings, five hits, one earned run on Sunday against the White Sox) and the first in which he actually allowed a -- gasp -- earned run, Greene is leading the Majors with a 0.39 ERA in 23 innings. While three starts isn't enough time to radically change the outlook of a pitcher, the right-
David Price lingered in the Tigers' dugout long after the Yankees had chased him off the mound in the third inning Wednesday night. It was 37 degrees and windy, and his work was already done.
David Price said he had forgotten his last meeting with the Yankees, who put up nine consecutive hits against him last August. The Yankees seemed to remember, sending 11 batters to the plate in a six-run opening inning and 21 batters over 2 1/3 innings in a 13-4 win over the Tigers on a chilly Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
Miguel Cabrera already has the resume to rank among the greatest right-handed hitters in Major League history. Where he ranks right now among the greatest Tigers in history is a question worth tackling. The first Franchise Four balloting contest attempts to do that.
The snowflakes kept falling in the opening inning at Comerica Park. The numbers on the scoreboard kept rising. In an opening inning that began a 7:08 p.m. ET and ended at 8 p.m., the Tigers and Yankees combined for 10 runs on seven hits with six walks and a hit batter.
Anibal Sanchez will take the mound Thursday afternoon looking to keep the ball within the confines of Comerica Park after allowing five home runs over his previous two starts. The Tigers are hoping they found a mechanical tweak to help him do so.
The Tigers' best start to a season since 1984 was neither because of their bullpen nor in spite of it. Their third loss of the season on Tuesday, 5-2 to the Yankees, was a reminder of what was the biggest looming question for many going into the season.
Nathan Eovaldi earned his first victory as a Yankee with seven-plus innings of one-run ball, silencing a mighty Tigers lineup before getting a boost by a Yankees outburst off Detroit's bullpen for a 5-2 victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
The Tigers are scheduled to face right-handed starting pitchers for the rest of the week. It appears manager Brad Ausmus will be checking with Victor Martinez each of those days to see how he feels swinging left-handed, the side that has given Martinez trouble in recent days with his surgically repaired left knee.