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  • 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...
  • Surging Tigers down White Sox with late rally

    Surging Tigers down White Sox with late rally
    The thrilling September continued for the Detroit Tigers today at U.S. Cellular Field as they capped a 3-run 9th inning rally with a Carlos Guillen RBI single in the 10th to win 6-5. Besides knocking in the game-winning run, Guillen also added a solo...
  • Verlander Wins 24th Of Season, 12th Straight

    Verlander Wins 24th Of Season, 12th Straight
    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander continued making history and polishing his resume Sunday for American League Cy Young Award and MVP voters. Verlander won his team-record 12th straight start and captured his big league best 24th victory as the Tigers...
  • Tigers Rally Falls Short, Baltimore Wins 8-5

    Tigers Rally Falls Short, Baltimore Wins 8-5
    Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI to power the Orioles past the Tigers, 8-5, and avoid a three-game sweep. Nolan Reimold doubled twice and scored three runs, and Vladimir Guerrero knocked in a pair of runs for Baltimore, which...
  • Thome Hits 600th Career Home Run as Twins Top Tigers

    Thome Hits 600th Career Home Run as Twins Top Tigers
    Jim Thome finished 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs -- including his 600th career blast -- and drove in five as Minnesota outslugged Detroit, 9-6, in the opener of a three-game series from Comerica Park. The historic blast came in the seventh inning off...