5/18/2013 | Leyland's hopes for horse racing milestone dashed
A year ago, Tigers manager Jim Leyland watched Miguel Cabrera become the first player to win a Triple Crown in 45 years. This year, he was rooting for a Triple Crown of a different kind. But Orb was unable to pull off the second leg of horse racing's trifecta Saturday at the Preakness.
5/18/2013 | Changeup helps Porcello move past ugly outing
After his forgettable showing against the Angels on April 20, Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello has turned his season around, largely because of an effective changeup.
5/18/2013 | Bullpen stepping up to assist starting rotation
Manager Jim Leyland has gotten solid work out of a number of Tigers relievers recently. "I'm very happy with [the bullpen]," Leyland said.
5/18/2013 | Garcia starts in center field for Tigers
Avisail Garcia got the start in center field, just his second of the year, and batted eighth for the Tigers in Saturday's game against the Rangers.
5/18/2013 | Anibal unable to get out of third inning vs. Rangers
Right-hander Anibal Sanchez limped out of the gate, allowing five earned runs over 2 2/3 innings, as the Tigers dropped a 7-2 decision to the Rangers on Saturday night in Arlington.
5/17/2013 | Tigers set to honor '68 World Series champs
The Tigers will celebrate one of their most beloved teams when the 1968 World Series champions are honored on Saturday, May 25 at Comerica Park. More than a dozen players and coaches from the '68 team are expected to be in attendance, including Al Kaline, Mickey Lolich, Denny McLain and Mickey Stanley.
5/17/2013 | V-Mart impresses Leyland with tough at-bat
Manager Jim Leyland was impressed with what he called a spectacular at-bat by Victor Martinez in the Tigers' three-run third inning on Thursday night, calling it "one of the best at-bats by any player on any team this season."
5/17/2013 | Verlander, Leyland aren't shaken by one start
Even after one of the roughest starts of Justin Verlander's illustrious career, Tigers manager Jim Leyland has absolutely no concerns about his ace right-hander, who says he can fix inconsistency in his delivery with repetition.
5/17/2013 | Miggy's rocket shot proves too close to call
After Miguel Cabrera was ruled out at first on a hard grounder that ricocheted off one glove into another, Tigers manager Jim Leyland had a brief discussion with first-base umpire Ron Kulpa before returning to the dugout. Later, the skipper took a look at the replay and couldn't tell one way or the other.
5/17/2013 | Downs, Reed lessen workload in Tigers' bullpen
Manager Jim Leyland was delighted with the work delivered by relievers Darin Downs and Evan Reed, who made his Major League debut on Thursday night. Each gave up two hits and a run in their outings, but Justin Verlander's short stay could have easily decimated the bullpen to a much larger degree.
5/17/2013 | Porcello leads way as Tigers double up Rangers
Right-hander Rick Porcello struck out six in 5 2/3 strong innings, while Miguel Cabrera added three hits in the Tigers' 2-1 win over the Rangers on Friday night that evened the four-game series at one apiece.
5/17/2013 | Grimm looking for positive results against Tigers
Rangers right-hander Justin Grimm, who has struggled over his last three starts, must face the team that handed him the worst outing of his short Major League career, when he opposes Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers on Saturday night in Arlington.
5/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/17/2013 | Porcello tasked with cooling off Rangers' bats
Right-handers Rick Porcello and Nick Tepesch will start opposite each other as the Tigers and Rangers continue their four-game series Friday night.
5/16/2013 | Verlander roughed up, Tigers routed by Rangers
Torpedoed by the Rangers' seven-run third inning, Justin Verlander failed to complete at least three innings for only the fourth time in his career during a 10-4 loss on Thursday night.
5/16/2013 | Leyland 'thrilled' to have Valverde as his closer
Every day there's another question about closer Jose Valverde. Every day, manager Jim Leyland scratches his head and wonders why.
5/16/2013 | Tigers arrive in Texas just ahead of storms
The Tigers slipped into Texas just before the brunt of a major spring storm battered the Dallas-Fort Worth area Wednesday night, spawning multiple tornadoes and leaving at least six known dead in Granbury, a community about 40 miles south of Fort Worth.
5/16/2013 | Leyland has utmost respect for Rangers
Jim Leyland doesn't want to make too much of a mid-May series between a couple of division-leading teams, but what the Rangers have accomplished over the past few years has earned them a new-found respect from the veteran major league manager.
5/16/2013 | Bout of wildness sends Alburquerque to Toledo
Al Alburquerque's struggles commanding the strike zone not only cost him his manager's trust, it also cost him his spot in the Tigers bullpen. On Thursday, Detroit optioned Alburquerque to Triple-A Toledo and called up right-hander Evan Reed.
5/16/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 16
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/15/2013 | Verlander meets Darvish in ace vs. ace showdown
As far as pitching matchups are concerned, they don't come much better than the one tabbed for Thursday's series opener between the Rangers and Tigers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Justin Verlander will toe the rubber for Detroit opposite current strikeout leader Yu Darvish.
5/15/2013 | Miggy's drive offers glimmer of hope, but falls shy
Jim Leyland gave the warning Wednesday morning: Beating any team seven times in a row is tough to pull off, even the Astros. The Tigers came within a few feet of Miguel Cabrera's opposite-field power of doing it. It would have been a walk-off grand slam if they had.
5/15/2013 | Dotel has ways to go before returning
While Detroit prepares for a road trip to Texas and Cleveland, Octavio Dotel continues to try to work his way back from right elbow inflammation.
5/15/2013 | Valverde still rounding into pitching shape
The feeling of trepidation when Jose Valverde enters a game with a lead too large for a save is a familiar one for fans, who recall four-run leads turning into one- or two-run games before they're done. Right now, though, the Tigers want him in games like Tuesday, when they took a 6-2 lead into the ninth.
5/15/2013 | Infante picks his time to steal wisely
Omar Infante doesn't always have the green light to steal a base, he said. The batters behind him play a role in that. When he has a chance to go, however, he's a fairly aggressive runner.
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