Detroit Free Press

Detroit’s major professional sports teams have struggled. This isn’t news. Though for FiveThirtyEight — a website that built its statistical bona fides on interpreting political polls, but has since expanded into the numbers of sports —  the Motor City’s sporting misery was worth investigating. The site’s Andrew Mooney published an analysis this week detailing the degree to which the Lions, Pistons, Wings and
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Get your glimpse now, Detroit Tigers fans. MiLB.tv, which usually requires a subscription, is now free until the end of the season. That means some nights Tigers fans can watch Casey Mize, Akil Baddoo and the Tigers while also streaming Riley Greene, Spencer Torkelson and the Toledo Mud Hens; take in an abbreviated Tarik Skubal start then tune
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The Detroit Tigers applied pressure to Milwaukee Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff in the fifth inning, beginning with Harold Castro’s leadoff single. On the next pitch, Willi Castro dropped a surprising bunt and legged out a single. A shocked Kolten Wong — playing second for the Brewers — rushed his attempt to eliminate Willi Castro and was charged with
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Detroit Tigers starter Wily Peralta remembers meeting Freddy Peralta in spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers. They aren’t related, but the pair of right-handed pitchers formed a friendship because of their last names. The Brewers acquired Freddy Peralta in December 2015 from the Seattle Mariners, but he didn’t make his MLB debut until 2018. Wily Peralta, meanwhile, pitched
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The list includes six names: Curtis Granderson, Gary Sheffield, Damion Easley, Chad Curtis, Kirk Gibson and Alan Trammell. Robbie Grossman could become No. 7 by the end of the season. It’s been 12 years since a Detroit Tigers player reached at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a single season. The franchise’s exclusive club
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Wily Peralta pitched with authority in Tuesday’s start at Comerica Park. His fastball averaged 95 mph and his slider — which typically sits around 82 mph — stunned at 85 mph. Armed with some of the best weaponry he has flashed this season, the 32-year-old posted six scoreless innings against the National League Central leaders.
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Jonathan Schoop isn’t afraid of the pressure. Quietly confident might be the best way to describe the Detroit Tigers‘ infielder, who willingly sacrificed his role as a second baseman to find a home last winter. He re-signed with the Tigers in February, inking a one-year, $4.5 million contract. Putting pen to paper, the 29-year-old knew he
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The Detroit Tigers gutted out a memorable comeback victory Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The late-inning heroics from Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman provided a 8-7 win in the 11th inning at Comerica Park. But the game could have been less stressful. Manager AJ Hinch lined up his bullpen perfectly, thanks to three scoreless innings from starter Tarik
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Jeimer Candelario waited for the fifth pitch from Tampa Bay Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge on Sunday at Comerica Park. The Detroit Tigers‘ third baseman had worked a 2-2 count, fouling off a pair of fastballs and watching a fastball and a slider miss the strike zone. All he wanted was a quality at-bat. “That happened,”
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When Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch brought Drew Hutchison out of the bullpen, his request was simple, yet seemingly difficult to achieve against the American League East-leading Tampa Bay Rays. Hutchison needed to eat as many innings as possible. For the rest of the 2021 season, rookie starters Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal will operate
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The Detroit Tigers showed another example of their resiliency Sunday. With two outs, two balls, two strikes and trailing by two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Jeimer Candelario demolished a slider from Tampa Bay Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge. The ball carried 421 feet, soaring over the right-field wall to tie the game at seven runs.
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The Detroit Tigers planned for their bullpen to cover six innings Saturday. But Casey Mize — who tossed three perfect innings on 34 pitches in his Sept. 5 outing — wasn’t as electric against the American League East-leading Tampa Bay Rays. Under strict workload restrictions, Mize’s pitch count forced his exit after two innings, meaning the relievers needed to
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Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd has scheduled a visit with Dr. Keith Meister in Texas, one day after he was scratched from Friday’s start against the Tampa Bay Rays with “recurring elbow soreness.” Boyd, 30, landed on the injured list Saturday with a left elbow strain. “He’ll see the doctors early next week,” Hinch said. “We’ll get
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Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Morris returned to the Bally Sports Detroit telecast booth Friday at Comerica Park, following a 23-day, 10-assignment suspension for his remark toward Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani. When play-by-play announcer Matt Shepard asked how the Detroit Tigers should approach Ohtani in his upcoming at-bat in the sixth inning Aug. 17 at Comerica Park,
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Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch sat in the stands for the 2001 World Series. He remembers watching the series with his wife. The New York Yankees were facing the Arizona Diamondbacks. The national anthem felt personal: The country was coming back from the most significant historical event of Hinch’s generation. Silently observing the recreation of the raising
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Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch thought Jonathan Schoop had been grazed on the leg by a second-pitch sinker from Tampa Bay Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge, who took over with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning. Hinch challenged the call on the field, but the replay review backed the initial ruling from home
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