4/26/2015 | Cabrera continues to haunt Cleveland
Miguel Cabrera ended up with a pair of singles and a two-run homer in a three-RBI game on Sunday that added to his reputation as a Cleveland nemesis.
4/26/2015 | Practice pays off on Iglesias' over-the-shoulder catch
Jose Iglesias practices over-the-shoulder catches, so that he's ready for plays like the one he made on Sunday, even if no one else is. "I've seen him practice that play," his double-play partner, Ian Kinsler, maintained after Iglesias' ninth-inning grab in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Indians.
4/26/2015 | Davis day to day with right groin tightness
The sight of Rajai Davis pulling up out of the batter's box in the eighth inning Sunday brought back bad memories for Tigers fans, but Davis said his right groin tightness isn't nearly as severe as last season and shouldn't keep him out long, if at all.
4/26/2015 | Ailing Verlander remains in holding pattern
Justin Verlander will travel with the Tigers on their upcoming three-city, 10-game road trip. How much he can do while he's with them is anyone's guess at this point.
4/26/2015 | Soria brings stability to closer's role for Tigers
Joakim Soria is 7-for-7 in save opportunities since Joe Nathan's save on Opening Day. Beyond the bottom line, the pure pitching numbers have been dominant, even without a traditional power fastball.
4/26/2015 | Twins open set with Tigers seeking revenge
Detroit swept a season-opening three-game set by a combined 22-1 margin, and the Tigers will look for similar success as David Price opens a series against Tommy Milone and the Twins in Minnesota.
4/26/2015 | Indians can't handle Miggy as Tigers win series
Left-hander Kyle Lobstein logged seven solid innings, stymieing the Indians' lineup and leading the Tigers to an 8-6 victory on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. Detroit took the series and improved to 5-1 against Cleveland this season.
4/25/2015 | Free pass: Miggy has career-high four walks
Miguel Cabrera has compiled a stack of accomplishments in this game with one of the greatest swings ever seen in a right-handed hitter. He accomplished a first on Saturday without swinging the bat at all, his first four-walk game in a Major League tenure that has seen just about everything else.
4/25/2015 | Stoic Simon just keeps winning for Tigers
With 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Indians, Alfredo Simon became the first Tiger to win his first four starts in a season since Frank Tanana in 1988.
4/25/2015 | Avila defends Castellanos' decision to grab bunt in opener
The road to Shane Greene's first loss as a Tiger on Friday night included the curve of Jason Kipnis' bunt down the third-base line to help fuel a six-run fifth inning. Catcher Alex Avila, however, said third baseman Nick Castellanos made the right decision to pick up the ball as it swerved from foul territory back onto the line.
4/25/2015 | Gose sits amongst spate of strikeouts
The good news for Anthony Gose is that his production hasn't plummeted from his torrid Spring Training, batting .333 (15-for-45). However, his strikeouts have flared up, leading manager Brad Ausmus to give him a break from the starting lineup on Saturday.
4/25/2015 | Simon, V-Mart team to tackle Tribe, end Tigers' skid
Alfredo Simon became the first Tigers pitcher to win his first four starts in a season since Frank Tanana in 1988, delivering 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball to help the Tigers end a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.
4/25/2015 | Carrasco, Lobstein battle in Rock City rubber game
When Carlos Carrasco takes the mound against Detroit on Sunday, it will be his second start since being hit in the jaw by a line drive in a game against the White Sox. He'll square off against Kyle Lobstein in the rubber game.
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.
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