With six innings of one-run ball in Monday's 5-1 Tigers victory over the O's, Max Scherzer not only became the first Major League starter since Roger Clemens in 1997 to go 10-0 to begin a season. He became just the second starter in the Tigers' illustrious history to do it, challenging the 104-year-old standard of George Mullin.
If the Tigers' closer situation is starting to feel like a soap opera to you, manager Jim Leyland can relate. When Leyland was asked Monday afternoon how he would handle the ninth inning, he made the analogy. "This is 'Days of Our Lives,' boys," Leyland said.
Bryan Holaday entered the season as a defensive-only catcher, and he'll always be known as a defense-first backstop. So far, though, he's holding his own at the plate.
The Tigers added to their Draft signings by agreeing to terms with Corey Knebel, the 39th overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft two weeks ago.
After going through a rough patch in May, Justin Verlander appears to be finding his All-Star form. That progress will be tested against a potent offense on Tuesday night, when the Tigers host the Orioles -- who will call up starter Zach Britton -- for the second of a three-game series at Comerica Park.
The Tigers on Monday placed right-hander Anibal Sanchez (strained right shoulder) and catcher Alex Avila (deep bruise on his left forearm) on the 15-day disabled list.
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter hit career home run No. 300 on Sunday in the city where it all began.
Alex Avila left Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Twins in the ninth inning on Sunday after being hit by a Brian Duensing pitch just above the left wrist. His status for Monday's game against the Orioles is unknown.
After Anibal Sanchez's short outing on Saturday night, Tigers manager Jim Leyland expressed some unease about his right-hander.
With a pair of two-run home runs from Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson paired with a strong outing from starter Doug Fister, the Tigers took Sunday's series finale over the Twins at Target Field, 5-2.
The Twins, who were shut out the day before, came alive Saturday night as the Tigers gave up a combined six runs on 14 hits -- including four extra-base hits -- in a 6-3 Detroit loss at Target Field.
Miguel Cabrera continues to lead all American League players in All-Star balloting. If the voting ended today, though, he'd be the only Tiger in the starting lineup at next month's Midsummer Classic.
Less than 24 hours after a 4-0 victory Friday night at Target Field, Tigers manager Jim Leyland spoke highly of the American League Central's youngest venue.
After his third blown save of the season on Wednesday in Kansas City, questions have cropped up about Jose Valverde's role as the Tigers' closer. But Tigers manager Jim Leyland firmly stated on Friday he will stick with Valverde for those final outs.
The Tigers activated center fielder Austin Jackson from the disabled list on Friday and optioned Avisail Garcia to Triple-A Toledo. Jackson started Friday and batted leadoff.
When Torii Hunter stepped up to the plate on Friday, he became the third former center fielder the Twins faced in consecutive series.
After five scoreless innings at Target Field, the Tigers used three consecutive two-out doubles in the sixth to take the series opener from the Twins, 4-0, at Target Field.
The Tigers on Friday came to terms with No. 1 pick Jonathan Crawford, a right-hander from the University of Florida who was chosen No. 20 overall.
The Cardinals and Tigers have built deep staffs around their big-name stoppers in 2013, and it's led to plenty of success. Both clubs feature several arms pitching like aces -- not to mention a couple of the league's most consistently dominant pitchers for the past few seasons, too. Clearly their first-place standing is no fluke.
As Major League Baseball spreads the message of prostate cancer awareness over Father's Day weekend, Rafael Belliard is an example of the importance of early diagnosis. If not for his job as first-base coach with the Tigers, he might never have had the exam last fall that showed something a little suspicious.
One of the benefits of having Prince Fielder hitting behind Miguel Cabrera, besides the idea of protecting a star hitter in the batting order, is the chance to drive in Cabrera from first base with a home run. On occasion, however, manager Jim Leyland isn't afraid to put Cabrera in motion and let Fielder play contact baseball.
Jeff Jones made his name as a pitching coach in Triple-A, working with guys the Tigers sent down for him to fix, trying to find something that would work. On days like Tuesday, that background is still apparent today.
Old Dominion outfielder Ben Verlander, Detroit's 14th-round selection, has agreed to terms with the club. The younger brother of Justin Verlander made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila will have the next few days off, though it'll be more a matter of the matchups with opposing pitchers than about his slump at the plate. Still, the numbers suggest that his hitting adjustments are a work in progress.
Right-hander Justin Verlander fired seven scoreless innings in a no-decision, as closer Jose Valverde gave up the tying homer in the ninth and Phil Coke allowed the winning hit in the 10th on Wednesday in the Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Royals.
Victor Martinez's go-ahead sacrifice fly off Aaron Crow earned the Tigers a 3-2 win Tuesday night and made Max Scherzer the first Detroit starter with a 9-0 start since Vern Kennedy in 1938.
Major League Baseball and People magazine announced three finalists on Tuesday to represent the Tigers in the Tribute for Heroes campaign, a national initiative around the All-Star Game to recognize veteran and military service members for their work.
Has Octavio Dotel thrown his last pitch for the Tigers, or any team for that matter?
Touted third-base and outfield prospect Nick Castellanos headlines a Tigers Minor League system looking to rebuild pitching depth from the bottom.
Austin Jackson went 1-for-3 Tuesday in his first game in center field on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo.