4/24/2015 | Moss breaks out with career-high 7 RBIs, 2 homers
This was the kind of night the Indians had in mind when they traded for Brandon Moss over the offseason. Cleveland envisioned towering home runs from the slugger out of the heart of its lineup, putting pressure on opposing pitchers.
4/24/2015 | Greene takes lessons from first loss of season
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.
4/24/2015 | Moss leads Tribe's rout of Tigers with 7 RBIs
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.
4/24/2015 | Despite struggles, Alburquerque feeling fine
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.
4/24/2015 | Whitaker honored during Negro Leagues Tribute weekend
Lou Whitaker has advice for kids looking to get into baseball: If you want to make it, you have to work at it.
4/23/2015 | Tigers' bats have cooled following hot start
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.
4/23/2015 | Tigers attempt to get back on track vs. Indians
Two weeks after the Tigers swept through Cleveland and took three games, the two teams are back together for a rematch in Motown starting Friday at 7:08 p.m. ET.
4/23/2015 | Yankees edge Tigers after Tanaka-Anibal duel
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.
4/23/2015 | Yankees score on balk; Ausmus ejected
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.
4/23/2015 | Tigers call up Wilson, option Krol to Triple-A
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.
4/23/2015 | Nathan to have season-ending Tommy John surgery
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.
4/23/2015 | Greene continues to exceed expectations
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-handed starter has now been exceeding expectations since last July.
4/23/2015 | Price blames self, not weather, for struggles vs. Yanks
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.
4/23/2015 | Yankees, Tigers show off hot bats in frigid first
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.
4/22/2015 | Tigers on tap for Tanaka after scoreless start
The Yankees and Tigers will wrap up their four-game series at Comerica Park with a matchup between right- handers Masahiro Tanaka and Anibal Sanchez on Thursday at 1:08 p.m. ET.
4/22/2015 | Yankees make Tigers pay the Price in rout
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.
4/22/2015 | Home runs lead Anibal to tweak mechanics
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.
4/22/2015 | Nathan suffers setback during Minor League rehab outing
Tigers reliever Joe Nathan left his rehab appearance early at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday with what appeared to be an aggravation of his right flexor injury.
4/22/2015 | Miggy off to strong start in Tigers' Franchise Four voting
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.
4/22/2015 | Tigers' bullpen loses control in seventh inning
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.
4/21/2015 | Price looks to keep up strong work vs. Yankees
The Yankees and Tigers will continue their four-game series at Comerica Park on Wednesday at 7:08 p.m. ET, with left-hander David Price slated to take the mound for Detroit opposite righty Adam Warren.
4/21/2015 | Eovaldi finds way out of trouble to top Tigers
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.
4/21/2015 | V-Mart facing righties a day-to-day decision
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.
4/21/2015 | Nathan scheduled for rehab appearance
Joe Nathan could be ready to return from the disabled list by the end of the week. And the Tigers, in turn, could soon be forced to make a decision on their closer.
4/21/2015 | No way, Jose! Jaws drop over shortstop's play
Omar Vizquel was on his way out of the clubhouse when someone informed the Tigers' infield coach that he has a pretty good shortstop. Vizquel, one of the greatest defensive shortstops of his generation, and others, joked about Jose Iglesias learning tricks from him.
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