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Peralta’s new tack

Jhonny Peralta returned from a 50-game suspension Friday night, starting in left field for the Detroit Tigers against the Miami Marlins. That’s right, the career infielder is trying a new …


Martinez hit sinks Mariners in Detroit

Seattle manager Eric Wedge intentionally walked Victor Martinez twice — and still watched his team lose on an extra-base hit by the Detroit slugger.


Cabrera homers, Tigers beat Mariners

Miguel Cabrera homered, Austin Jackson hit a two-run single and the Detroit Tigers held on despite a short-handed bullpen, beating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday night.


Saunders chased

DETROIT – Joe Saunders was much better against Detroit than he was in his previous start. Then the Tigers broke through in the sixth inning – a frustrating finish for …


Cabrera powers Detroit past Seattle

Doug Fister has pitched enough in his career at Safeco Field to know just how difficult it is — even with shorter fences — to hit a line drive out …


Hunter giving Tigers what they expected

DETROIT – Torii Hunter was walking through the Detroit clubhouse last weekend, carrying a mesh bag with some contraptions that turned heads. “This is how I stay on the field,” …


Tigers retain Sanchez

The Detroit Tigers have made another major move to help their quest to win a World Series for the first time since 1984. Right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez agreed to an …


Giants complete World Series sweep of Tigers

DETROIT — Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game …


Tigers ride Justin Verlander back to ALCS

OAKLAND, Calif. – Already an ace and MVP, Justin Verlander proved to be the Detroit Tigers’ ultimate closer, too. Verlander struck out 11 in a four-hitter, pitching Detroit into a …


Detroit takes series opener over Oakland

DETROIT – Justin Verlander allowed a home run to the first batter of the game – and quickly shrugged it off. This hard-throwing ace doesn’t usually hit his stride until …


Nats, Tigers win divisions

Thanks to strong pitching from Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper’s burst of energy and Adam LaRoche’s slugging, the Washington Nationals won enough from April through September that even …


Ramirez inks deal with A’s

Manny Ramirez and the Oakland Athletics agreed on a minor league contract Monday that is worth approximately $500,000 if he’s added to the big league team’s roster. The A’s announced …


Leyland enjoying quite a ride with Tigers

DETROIT – It’s becoming almost a daily ritual in these American League playoffs: Jim Leyland acknowledges his team is in a tough spot, talks about what a terrific postseason this …


With a little luck, Detroit, Verlander tie series

DETROIT – If the Detroit Tigers stage an improbable comeback and win this American League championship series against the Texas Rangers, they might want to award a playoff share to …


Fister pitches Tigers past Rangers 5-2 in Game 3

DETROIT – Doug Fister shook off a frustrating first inning and Victor Martinez hurt himself while hitting a tying home run. The banged-up Detroit Tigers are teetering but still standing, …


Tigers have ace Verlander set for opener against Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas – No more watching for Justin Verlander. The Detroit Tigers’ ace is back on his normal routine to start the A.L. championship series opener. Verlander will pitch against …


Yankees knot series with Tigers

DETROIT – Two great catches by Curtis Granderson helped A.J. Burnett save the Yankees’ season. The center fielder foiled his former team with his glove and Burnett came through when …


Yanks squelched

DETROIT – Justin Verlander struck out 11 in eight gritty innings and Jose Valverde stopped a New York Yankees rally for the second straight night, whiffing Derek Jeter with two …


Tigers edge Yankees, even series

NEW YORK — Detroit closer Jose Valverde held off a furious New York ninth-inning rally and the Tigers avoided a major slip-up, beating the Yankees 5-3 on a rainy Sunday …


Detroit Tigers wrap up division crown

Newcomer Doug Fister pitched the Detroit Tigers to the A.L. Central title on Friday night, beating the Oakland Athletics 3-1 to secure the club’s first division title in nearly a …


Olivo’s two homers power Mariners past Tigers

DETROIT — Miguel Olivo took some shots while standing at the plate, then another while crouched behind it. The blows delivered with his bat in his first two-homer game in …


Tigers’ Verlander throws his second no-hitter

Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on …


Mariners sweep Tigers

Rookie Michael Pineda struck out nine in six sharp innings, and Miguel Olivo and Luis Rodriguez each homered to help the Seattle Mariners beat Detroit 7-2 on Thursday for a …


Martinez prepares to DH, excited to play for Tigers

DETROIT – As Victor Martinez prepares to spend more time at designated hitter, he can look back on advice he once received from former teammate Travis Hafner, who has been …


Eighth-inning homer give M’s the win

DETROIT — Russell Branyan hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday …