The Detroit Tigers ran into pitching trouble in June, considering right-hander Spencer Turnbull went to the injured list June 5 with a right forearm strain and lefty Matthew Boyd was sidelined June 15 with left arm discomfort. Turnbull and Boyd should return sometime after the All-Star break, but the Tigers have missed their presence. The starting rotation
Detroit Tigers reliever Jose Cisnero could have been an All-Star in 2021. Instead, the other half of the Tigers’ one-two punch out of the bullpen gets to make the trip to Denver. Left-hander Gregory Soto will represent his team on the American League All-Star roster. It’s the 26-year-old’s first All-Star Game in his third MLB season. But
Detroit Tigers shortstop Zack Short flailed his bat in frustration, striking out for the sixth straight at-bat during the fifth inning Monday against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. That made his sixth-inning home run — the second of his career — a bit sweeter. Short’s two-run shot to center field off Rangers reliever Brett Martin
Gregory Soto stared down Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, the 2020 American League MVP, with runners on the corners and one out Sunday in the ninth inning. The Detroit Tigers, playing better than they have in years under first-year manager AJ Hinch, were two outs away from cementing a series win against the toughest AL Central opponent.
The Detroit Tigers didn’t need fireworks from the home-run ball. Not when they had singles, doubles, walks and Akil Baddoo’s leadoff presence (along with his flying helmet) leading them to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox in Sunday’s series finale at Comerica Park. The Tigers (38-46) won two of three games in the series and own a
Detroit Tigers reliever Gregory Soto has been selected to the 2021 All-Star Game, scheduled for July 13 at Coors Field in Denver. The game between the American League and National League starts at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers had a few worthy candidates — rookie starter Casey Mize, second baseman Jonathan Schoop, righty reliever Jose Cisnero and
Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull tossed a 38-pitch bullpen session in Lakeland, Florida, on Saturday and continues to check important boxes in his recovery from a right forearm strain, which landed him on the 10-day injured list June 5. Next, Turnbull will face batters for the first time since sustaining his injury June 4 against the
The Detroit Tigers’ doubleheader sweep of Cleveland on Wednesday marked the 81-game halfway point in the 2021 season. Another midsummer milestone isn’t far away: The MLB All-Star Game is looming, with the starters announced Thursday, the reserves’ announcement coming Sunday (5:30 p.m., ESPN) and the game itself set for July 13 in Denver. MIDSEASON GRADES: Coaching, starting
Brooks House had a mysterious bump on his jaw — the kind that changes everything for an entire family. Dana House, his mother, assumed he was hit by a baseball. Her two boys — Brooks and Brady — were playing constantly. Brady was 8 and about to start playing travel baseball, beginning a journey that would make
When the baseball skipped past Billy Hamilton’s outstretched glove in center field, Detroit Tigers slugger Eric Haase put his legs into another gear. Known for driving home runs over the fence, Haase unleashed his secret weapon. Speed. “When he dove, it got by him,” Haase said. “I knew it was time to turn it on.” Hamilton
Hometown slugger Eric Haase was back in left field for the Detroit Tigers after getting a night off on Friday. Which means good things happened for the Tigers once again. Haase came up with the Tigers trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning with two runners on base, thanks to walks from White
The Detroit Tigers completed the first half of their schedule Wednesday, sweeping a doubleheader in Cleveland for the first time since 1977 and earning back-to-back winning months (14-13 in May and June) for the first time since 2016. Despite the 36-45 record, the Tigers are 27-21 since May 8 and in third place in the American League Central at
Miguel Cabrera didn’t complain. That’s how Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch knew Cabrera agreed with his most recent decision. At least until the All-Star break, the 38-year-old will be restricted to designated hitter only. Cabrera hasn’t played the infield since June 22, exiting the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning with right calf
What happened Friday night was inevitable. Detroit Tigers rookie Casey Mize always understood his innings would eventually be limited. His manager, AJ Hinch, kept the former No. 1 overall pick updated throughout the season and, most recently, put the organization’s season-long plan into motion. “I knew it was coming,” Mize said Friday. “It’s not something that was dropped on me last minute.
Detroit Tigers starter Casey Mize did not return to the mound for the fourth inning. The 24-year-old rookie wasn’t injured, and he wasn’t chased by the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox. Rather, Mize’s start Friday marked the first outing of his innings restrictions — given to many young pitchers league-wide in an effort to protect their arms,
Since the beginning of June, Miguel Cabrera has (kind of) turned back the clock. He isn’t drawing a ton of walks. He still strikes out too much. And his power, for the most part, hasn’t shown up until recently: He cranked two home runs — Nos. 493 and 494 of his 19-year career — to help the
For the first time since 2016, the Detroit Tigers have consecutive months with a winning record. As if Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep — the franchise’s first against Cleveland since Aug. 7, 1986 and its first sweep in Cleveland since Sept. 14, 1997 — wasn’t enough, securing a 9-4 win in Game 1 and a 7-1 victory in Game
For the 494th time in his career, Miguel Cabrera trotted around the bases. And for the 50th time in his career, the 19-year MLB veteran did so against Cleveland. His home run simply served as a cushion for the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning, but it put Cabrera six home runs away from the
The Detroit Tigers allowed a first-inning solo home run to Jose Ramirez, which wasn’t much of a surprise. Last year’s American League MVP runner-up has crushed 21 home runs against the Tigers — only the Chicago White Sox have allowed more — in his career. In the second inning, right-hander Jose Urena allowed the first of
The opinions of Scott Reid were important to Dave Dombrowski and Al Avila, a one-two punch at the top of the Detroit Tigers‘ organization in the mid-2000s and beyond. They worked together with the Florida Marlins before bringing winning baseball back to Detroit. Reid, a longtime Tigers scout, died at age 74, the team announced Wednesday.