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  • Verlander Gets 19th Win on the Season

    Verlander Gets 19th Win on the Season
    Alex Avila's two-run home run backed seven strong innings by Justin Verlander as the Tigers took down the Rays, 5-2, to open a four-game series. Verlander (19-5) allowed one run on three hits and three walks while fanning eight in the right-hander's...
  • Tigers Win 5th Straight, Beat Rays 2-1

    Tigers Win 5th Straight, Beat Rays 2-1
    Alex Avila collected two hits and knocked in a run as the Detroit Tigers earned a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the second portion of a four-game set. Brad Penny (9-9) allowed one run on eight hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings in the Tigers'...
  • Tigers Shutout Rays In Series Finale

    Tigers Shutout Rays In Series Finale
    Doug Fister came to the Tigers with the lowest run support in the American League. If anyone can win with Miguel Cabrera, Brennan Boesch and Alex Avila missing from the lineup behind him for various reasons, it's him. In fact, he did. With a wicked...
  • Verlander Becomes 2011's First 20-Game Winner

    Verlander Becomes 2011's First 20-Game Winner
    Justin Verlander is baseball's first 20-game winner this season. It won't go down as one of his best starts, and it did not come easy, but Verlander picked up his eighth straight victory Saturday as the Tigers beat the Twins, 6-4, at Target Field. "It...
  • Santiago's homer gives Tigers 2-1 win over Royals

    Santiago's homer gives Tigers 2-1 win over Royals
    Ramon Santiago hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Santiago, who entered the game in the eighth as a pinch-runner, lifted Aaron Crow's pitch over the right-...
  • Santiago Walk-Off HR LeadsTigers to Win

    Santiago Walk-Off HR LeadsTigers to Win
    A game dominated by pitching ended with Ramon Santiago taking Aaron Crow deep over the right-field wall in the 10th, giving the AL Central-leading Tigers a dramatic 2-1 win over the Royals. Doug Fister and Jeff Francis were brilliant in their outings,...
  • Verlander Wins 22nd, Tigers Sweep Indians

    Verlander Wins 22nd, Tigers Sweep Indians
    Justin Verlander showed Wednesday he is still human. The verdict is still out on Victor Martinez. On an afternoon when Verlander gave up a pair of two-run home runs to Shelley Duncan, Martinez put the fireballer back in front with a seventh-inning...
  • Inge Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Tigers to 8th Straight Win

    Inge Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Tigers to 8th Straight Win
    Brandon Inge hit a two-out solo homer in the ninth inning Saturday to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. After Alex Avila grounded out and Jhonny Peralta was retired on a fly ball, Inge hit a 2-1 offering from Glen Perkins...
  • Orioles Take Advantage of Sick Tigers, Beat Detroit 5-1

    Orioles Take Advantage of Sick Tigers, Beat Detroit 5-1
    Brian Roberts belted a three-run homer to key a four-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles began their home schedule with a 5-1 victory over Detroit in the opener of a three-game series at Camden Yards. Matt Wieters added an RBI single in the rally...
  • Tigers Justin Verlander Gets First Win of Season

    Tigers Justin Verlander Gets First Win of Season
    Alex Avila homered and had a career-high five RBIs to back an effective pitching performance by Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers ended the Baltimore Orioles' unbeaten run with a 7-3 victory Wednesday night. Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez...
  • Tigers Lose To Royals 9-5

    Tigers Lose To Royals 9-5
    Wilson Betemit went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI to power the Kansas City Royals to a 9-5 win over the Detroit Tigers in the rubber match of a three-game series at Comerica Park. Chris Getz knocked in two runs for the Royals, who improved to 6-3...