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  • Slumping Tigers flex muscles vs. Pirates

    The Sports Xchange By Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange Slumping Tigers flex muscles vs. Pirates DETROIT -- Victor Martinez admits the Detroit Tigers have been weighed down by high expectations. The star-laden club has slumped since the All-Star...
  • Tigers' bats back up rookie righty Buck Farmer in win over Pirates

    DETROIT Rookie right-hander Buck Farmer gave the Detroit Tigers a chance, allowing four runs over five innings in his major league debut. Then the bats came alive. The Tigers came back from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Pirates, 8-4, tonight at Comerica...
  • Tigers get good news on Verlander's shoulder

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- A day after falling out of first place in the American League Central, the Detroit Tigers got some good news Tuesday. Right-hander Justin Verlander was found to have no...
  • Pirates' Volquez gets 10th victory

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Pirates' Volquez gets 10th victory PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates took plenty of heat from the media and fans when their biggest offseason acquisition following their first postseason...
  • Volquez turns in another solid outing as Pirates defeat Tigers, 4-2

    PITTSBURGH Edinson Volquez was at his slickest Tuesday night when he made a blind, behind-the-back snag on a comebacker in the first inning that preserved a run. Later in the evening he became the Pirates' first 10-game winner of the season in 4-2...
  • Verlander leaves game with sore shoulder

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- Justin Verlander has entered an MRI tube just two other times in his life. On each occasion, it was part of a physical examination before the right-hander signed big...
  • Pirates batter Tigers, Verlander en route to 11-6 win

    PITTSBURGH The Pirates tore through Justin Verlander for five runs Monday night then finished off the Detroit Tigers 11-6 at PNC Park. Verlander left the game with right shoulder soreness after throwing 40 first inning pitches as the Pirates batted...
  • Snider leads Pirates' win: Verlander injured

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Snider leads Pirates' win: Verlander injured PITTSBURGH --- Travis Snider had one of his best games during his three years with the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, it was nearly lost in the news...
  • Blue Jays finally pull out 19-inning win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Blue Jays finally pull out 19-inning win over Tigers TORONTO -- What turned out to be the longest day in Toronto Blue Jays' history, a 6-5 win in 19 innings over the Detroit Tigers, nearly ended...
  • Blue Jays 6, Tigers 5 (19 innings)

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Blue Jays 6, Tigers 5 (19 innings) TORONTO -- First baseman Jose Bautista singled to right field with the bases loaded and none out in the 19th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Detroit...
  • Tigers' Sanchez leaves start early

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH TORONTO -- The Detroit Tigers are crossing their fingers that nothing serious has happened to right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who was forced to leave Friday's start against the Toronto Blue...
  • Tigers' offense hits dry spell

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- The Detroit Tigers will leave Yankee Stadium with a .276 batting average, which is certainly respectable. However, looking at the recent picture, the offense struggled for...