Though seemingly in control of the AL Central for the time being, the Detroit Tigers would love to add to their lead. Ryan Raburn’s success against the Oakland Athletics this season should give the club a good chance to do so. Raburn looks to continue his hot hitting in the series as the Tigers go for their seventh win in nine games Saturday night against the offensively challenged A’s.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:09 pm
Angels manager Joe Maddon has a reason for keeping David Fletcher in the No. 9 spot in the batting order despite his resurgence in the batter’s box.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:03 pm
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers are hosting the St. Louis Cardinals for a brief interleague series this week, so we might as well talk about how these two appear to be perfect trade partners ahead of the deadline. The Cardinals will be in Detroit for a short two-game series this week, and their situations couldn’t be more different. St. Louis struggles St. Louis came into 2021 as one of the favorites in the National League Central Division.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:21 pm
It’s likely both Mize and Skubal will stay on their every-fifth-day program, but with an innings limit in each start. Rookie Matt Manning could be part of a tandem start with one or the other. It’s going to be challenging, though, since the top two starters in the rotation — Matthew Boyd and Spencer Turnbull — aren’t expected to return off the injured list until after the All-Star break.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:28 pm
Shohei Ohtani got four hits in the past three games against the Tigers. All four were homers, including a two-run shot in the fifth inning Sunday that put him tied atop the majors with 23 this season. So when the Angels’ fearsome slugger came up again in the 10th inning as the potential tying run, Detroit manager AJ Hinch wasn’t at all disappointed when Michael Fulmer walked him on four cautious pitches.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:38 pm
What Akil Baddoo did in April was fun, but not particularly meaningful. What he’s doing right now is the reason why the Detroit Tigers may have found a gem, a player to dream about, a player to build around. Hyperbole?
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:25 pm
Schoop’s WAR at the plate — at least since May 22 — is better than Oakland’s Matt Olson (1.6 WAR), Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1.6 WAR), San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. (1.6 WAR), Houston’s Jose Altuve (1.4 WAR), Ohtani (1.3 WAR) and Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. (1.3 WAR). “When Schoop gets going the way he has for the last month,” Hinch said, “I want to get him as many at-bats as I can.”
Posted: June 21, 2021, 10:02 am
Condensed Game: Daz Cameron’s go-ahead two-run single in the top of the 10th inning led the Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Angels
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:39 am
Miguel Cabrera smacks a single through the left side of the infield to bring home two runs as the Tigers take a 3-1 lead in the 5th
Posted: June 20, 2021, 9:46 pm
Jeimer Candelario hits a ball to second base that is misplayed as Jonathan Schoop comes in to score the first run of the game
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:55 pm
As part of his series on former Detroit sports figures, Free Press special writer Bill Dow caught up with ex-Detroit Tigers infielder Travis Fryman:
Posted: June 20, 2021, 7:22 pm
Jonathan Schoop lifts a solo home run to left field, his 13th of the season, to cut the Tigers’ deficit to 5-2 in the top of the 6th inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 3:47 am
The finger injury suffered by Detroit Tigers SS Niko Goodrum will send him to the 10-day injured list. Isaac Paredes was called up from Triple-A.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 11:50 pm
Niko Goodrum was forced to leave Detroit Tigers’ game vs. Los Angeles Angels due to a nasty finger injury. Jose Urena’s outing was simply ugly.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 1:47 pm
Detroit Tigers announce giveaway and special theme days return to Comerica Park
Posted: June 19, 2021, 10:10 am
Seth Trachtman looks at next week’s best pitching matchups and two-start pitchers, including streaking Tigers young lefty Tarik Skubal. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 18, 2021, 6:35 pm
Detroit Tigers RHP Matt Manning makes his MLB debut vs. the Los Angeles Angles, who counter with star two-way right-hander Shohei Ohtani.
Posted: June 18, 2021, 12:57 pm