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  • Ian Kinsler's homer helps Tigers rally, sweep Indians

    DETROIT Ian Kinsler's two-run home run off of Bryan Shaw in the seventh inning put the Detroit Tigers ahead for good today. They went on to beat the Cleveland Indians, 6-4, at Comerica Park, sweeping the three-game series. Kinsler sent a 3-1 pitch from...
  • Tigers walk-off with win over White Sox, 4-3

    DETROIT David Price, a star pitcher, is having a star-crossed launch to his Tigers career. The most disheartening blow yet arrived on Tuesday night, leaving the Tigers needing a walkoff win in order to retain sole possession of first place. Price took...
  • Twins come up big in win over Tigers

    Twins come up big in win over Tigers MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite being in last place, the Minnesota Twins have done their part to make the American League Central race a tighter one. A three-run sixth inning fueled Minnesota in an 8-4 win over the first-...
  • Preview: Tigers at Twins

    The Detroit Tigers take another shot at distancing themselves in the division when they visit the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday for the rubber match of their three-game series. The first two contests have been wild affairs, with Detroit squandering a six-...
  • Preview: Tigers at Royals

    The Detroit Tigers can take another huge step toward their fourth consecutive American League Central title when they try for a three-game sweep of the host Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Detroit improved to 13-5 against Kansas City this season - 8-1 at...
  • Tigers blanked by White Sox, 2-0

    DETROIT If the Tigers fail to win the American League Central Division it will be due to games like Monday night. The Tigers were blanked, 2-0 by the White Sox, in front of an announced crowd of 30,758 at Comerica Park. The Tigers fell to 8-9 against the...
  • Jeremy Guthrie, Royals collapse early in 9-5 loss to Detroit

    DETROIT The damage was 10 batters, eight hits and six runs when Ned Yost climbed the steps of the Royals dugout. A convergence of imprecise pitching, shoddy defense and a few instances of poor fortune undid Jeremy Guthrie in the third inning of a 9-5 loss...
  • Tigers 6, Giants 1

    Tigers 6, Giants 1: Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs to become the fifth player to record at least 100 RBIs in 11 consecutive seasons as host Detroit salvaged the finale of its three-game series against San Francisco. Torii Hunter had an...
  • Ailing Cabrera guides Tigers past Giants

    Ailing Cabrera guides Tigers past Giants DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera is nursing a bad ankle, but it isn't sapping his power. Cabrera hit his third home run in two games and drove in three runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 6-1 win over the San...
  • Back-to-back jacks by Hunter, Cabrera power Tigers

    MINNEAPOLIS It looked like one of the Tigers' worst nightmare meltdowns from the Metrodome, only it was happening at Target Field. Then Torii Hunter, who contributed to many of those Metrodome agonies for the Tigers, stepped up to their rescue. After...
  • Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central

    Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central
    DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central Division. The right-handed...