1. Austin Jackson and Miguel Cabrera Stay Hot, Tigers Bounce Tampa Bay 5-2

    One team in the American League remains unbeaten less than a week into the season. Detroit's 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay today leaves the Tigers at a perfect 4-0 ...

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  2. Justin Verlander: Is His Hammer Curveball the Best in Baseball?

    Last Thursday afternoon, Justin Verlander opened his 2012 campaign much in the same fashion as he closed his 2011 one—as the best pitcher in baseball...

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  3. Red Sox vs. Tigers: Alex Avila Provides Heroics as Detroit Sweeps Boston

    Spring training set the tone. The Detroit Tigers headed into the season as the team expected to win a pennant and challenge for a World Series title. Three games in, Detroit is 3-0 and sitting atop the American League Central standings...

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  4. Boston Drubbing Led by Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, Tigers Win 10-0

    This afternoon Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett got to pay witness to what is likely to become the best show in baseball— Miguel Cabrera followed by Prince Fielder...

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  5. Justin Verlander Dominates Opening Day, Tigers Beat Red Sox

    In a game dominated by two of the MLB 's best pitchers, Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers proved once again why he is the very best in the game...

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  6. Detroit Tigers: 5 Bold Predictions for Opening Day Stat Lines

    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland sent out his starting lineup on Tuesday in preparation for Opening Day's showdown with the visiting Boston Red Sox on Thursday...

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  7. MLB: Ubaldo Jimenez Suspended 5 Games for Striking Troy Tulowitzki with Pitch

    Sour grapes are going to cost Ubaldo Jimenez some pocket change following the five game suspension handed down by MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr...

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  8. Detroit Tigers: 5 Reasons Why Drew Smyly Was Best Choice for No. 5 Starter

    Drew Smyly will throw the first pitch of his major league career in 10 days, and right now he's simply enjoying the thrill of knowing he's going to be playing with the big kids this year—at 22 years old...

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  9. Detroit Tigers: Ryan Raburn Ready to Roar in Motor City

    Ryan Raburn left little margin of error for Brandon Inge this spring in his quest to not only make the Detroit Tiger's 25-man roster but to do so as the starting everyday second baseman...

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  10. Detroit Tigers: Final Predictions for the Opening Day 25-Man Roster

    Several final and difficult decisions await Detroit manager Jim Leyland and the rest of the Tigers ' organization as they begin prepping for their trip home to Comerica Park for the regular season home opener...

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  11. Detroit Red Wings: 15 Years Later 'The Brawl' Still Resonates in Detroit

    On March 26, 1997, the Detroit Red Wings were treated to one of the most memorable sporting moments in Detroit's illustrious history. Not just in hockey either, but in any of the very successful Detroit sports franchise's legacies...

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  12. Detroit Tigers: Jim Leyland Hints 4 or 5 Players Seeking 25th Roster Position

    Before the Detroit Tigers' 1-1 tie against the New York Yankees on Sunday, Detroit manager Jim Leyland made it clear that the battle for his squad's 25th roster position still isn't a choice between just two players—Andy Dirks and Clete Thomas...

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  13. Detroit Tigers: Why Strong Offense Will Struggle to Make Up for Weak Defense

    After witnessing the carnage that was Miguel Cabrera 's face earlier this week, it was yet another illustration of the multiple defensive liabilities a strong offensive powerhouse carries among its list of total assets...

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  14. Detroit Tigers Spring Training Report: Breaking Down Biggest Roster Battles

    It is no secret that baseball's 2012 forecast shows the Tigers as loaded and ready to stomp on the weaker opponents of their American League Central rivals, if not the rest of baseball too...

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  15. Detroit Tigers: Delmon Young and 5 Low Profile, High Impact Players for 2012

    After a prophetic start to the 2012 season, the Detroit Tigers have to be pleased with where they are at a week into the Grapefruit League's winter season...

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  16. Detroit Tigers: Spring Squad off to Perfect Start Through Five

    Spring training victories don't always amount to regular season success, so it's difficult to effectively correlate Grapefruit League winning with the potential for postseason glory...

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  17. Detroit Tigers: 10 Bold Predictions for Prince Fielder-Miguel Cabrera Duo

    Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera will make a combined $44 million dollars this season, more than the rest of the projected starting lineup combined...

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  18. Detroit Tigers: Former Player Carlos Guillen Announces Retirement

    Alas, Carlos Guillen 's 36-year-old body could take no more. After three disappointing seasons riddled with injury along the stretch of a 14-year MLB career, the former Tiger has announced his retirement...

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  19. Detroit Tigers: Solid Defense and Long Ball Defeat Braves Twice over Weekend

    The MLB season inched closer to opening day as Grapefruit League game action started this weekend in Florida ...

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  20. Ryan Braun PED Issue Was Case-Specific, Says MLBPA Executive Director

    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Sunday, Major League Baseball Players Association ( MLBPA ) executive director Michael Weiner indicated that ...

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  21. Detroit Tigers: 5 Reasons Why Austin Jackson Will Shine in 2012

    After a sophomore slump in 2011, Austin Jackson is at a crucial point in his young MLB career. The Tigers traded more than just a center fielder away to the Yankees when fan ...

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  22. Detroit Tigers: Predicting the Full-Season Stats of the Starting Rotation

    The Detroit Tigers are good, just how good remains to be seen. There are plenty of questions still to be answered throughout spring training before the team heads home to the blustery spring of Michigan...

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  23. University of Georgia Study Attributes Player Deaths to Temperature

    Amid the excitement of the NFL combine and college football's National Signing Day for high school prep stars, the newest warriors of the gridiron have been on most every pigskin sports fan's mind...

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  24. Detroit Tigers: Alex Avila and Gerald Laird Reverse Roles as Backstop Rakers

    One thing was certain about Alex Avila ’s postseason performance following a scorching hot summer stretch that delivered him an American League All-Star start in 2011, the Tigers catcher was tired, worn-out and flat out of gas...

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  25. Detroit Tigers: Andy Dirks Poised for Breakout Season After Superstar Winter

    Andy Dirks has been an important part of the Tigers organization since being selected by Detroit in the eighth round of the 2008 amateur draft...

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