| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Rick Hahn and Dayton Moore know one of the biggest realities of baseball and wasted no time acting upon it.
If you're going to go to the playoffs, you better have a strong starting rotation.
Last year, eight of the 10 postseason teams were in the...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:04 PM
As the crowd cheered every move Justin Verlander made Thursday at Comerica Park South, the Tigers could not have felt more like they were in downtown Detroit without the Cubs replacing the Toyota sign in left field with a giant Ford logo.
You won't see...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Rookie Drew Smyly struck out a career-high 10 in six impressive innings and Delmon Young homered as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Friday night.
The win got the Tigers (42-42) back to .500 for the first time since May 15. They had...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Yuniesky Betancourt almost hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Detroit Tigers.
Comerica Park was too big, though, and Austin Jackson too fast.
The Royals scored three runs in the final...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Justin Verlander breezed through eight innings and Prince Fielder hit a solo homer, helping the Detroit Tigers steady themselves with a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Detroit entered one game behind the first-place Chicago White...
| Jul 29, 2012
The Tigers made sure the Blue Jays kept the brooms in the closet.
Jhonny Peralta hit two home runs, and Doug Fister struck out nine in eight innings of work as the Tigers beat the Blue Jays in the series finale at the Rogers Centre.
Peralta hit a three-...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:56 PM
One thing to keep in mind about baseball: It's all good.
Big-league baseball. Minor-league baseball. College baseball. Pony League baseball. Even, gasp, international baseball.
While many North American fans dismiss the World Baseball Classic —...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Jan 14, 2013
SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic — The lanky 15-year-old and I didn't share a full language, but on a breezy, balmy November night, we shared at least two words.
“Junior Lake?” I asked of the man in the home team's batting...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:13 PM
The Tigers beat the Royals 6-3 Monday night clinching the American League Central Division title. Detroit will make consecutive playoff appearences for the first time since 1934 and 1935.
Rick Porcello pitched 5 innings to earn his 10th win of the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Bill Plaschke: One of baseball’s strangest traditions -- the champagne party after every postseason series win -- was on display again after the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees in the ALDS, and excuse me if I’m not all bubbly about...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Fans filing into Comerica Park on Sunday were handed a poster commemorating Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's no-hitter in Toronto in May. Then they were nearly treated to an encore, with Verlander coming within four outs of another no-hitter in Detroit'...