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  • Twins' miscues costly in Detroit

    DETROIT � The Minnesota Twins have been carried from the depths of the American League to the fringe of a pennant race this year by a stabilized pitching staff and an improved hitting attack. Turns out, there's one more area that needs renovation....
  • Recap: Detroit 12, Minnesota 9

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Detroit 12, Minnesota 9 Tigers 12, Twins 9: Eugenio Suarez and Victor Martinez each homered during a seven-run third inning and visiting Detroit set season highs in both runs and hits while snapping Minnesota's three-game...
  • Tigers 4, Twins 3

    The Sports Xchange By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange Tigers 4, Twins 3 DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez's sacrifice fly to shallow center with one out in the ninth inning Sunday scored Torii Hunter from third base to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 victory...
  • Torii Hunter scores game-winner as Detroit defeats Twins 4-3

    DETROIT Oswaldo Arcia dropped a fly ball at the right-field fence in the ninth inning for an error, and J.D. Martinez followed with a sacrifice fly, giving Detroit the tie-breaking run and a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Twins on Sunday at Comerica Park....
  • Hardy gives Ausmus options in Detroit

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- The addition of a third left-hander doesn't make Detroit's bullpen all right, but it does give Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus some more options. Southpaw Blaine Hardy, 27, who...
  • Gibson pitches Twins over Tigers, 2-0

    DETROIT This time, Kyle Gibson ignored the error. The Twins' right-hander pitched seven shutout innings, four of which ended with Tigers' runners in scoring position, but not scoring, and the Twins moved within three games of first place with a 2-0...
  • Tigers concerned with recent run

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- It may not be a panic situation for the Detroit Tigers at this time but there should be some concern over the way things have gone for the club for nearly a month. Detroit'...
  • Castellanos' confidence is paying off

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- Confidence has never been the issue for rookie third-baseman Nick Castellanos. So, when his batting average dipped down to .236 less than two weeks ago, it didn't really...
  • White Sox take opener with Tigers

    White Sox take opener with Tigers
    In the second week of June, with more than three months to go in baseball's regular season, the White Sox weren't about to hype the importance of the four-game series against the Tigers that began Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. But staying...
  • Tigers' Cabrera (hamstring) still day-to-day

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- The good news for the Detroit Tigers is that first baseman Miguel Cabrera was feeling healthy enough to be in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox on Monday night...
  • Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6

    Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6
    Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 6 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, a late addition to the lineup when third baseman David Freese was scratched because of right quadriceps tightness, came within a home run of the cycle, hitting a run-scoring triple in the second...