Detroit takes on Minnesota in division play
Minnesota Twins (98-60, first in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (46-111, fifth in the AL Central)
Twins take on the Tigers in division matchup
Detroit Tigers (39-87, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (77-51, first in the AL Central)
Tigers visit the Twins in division matchup
Detroit Tigers (38-87, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (77-50, first in the AL Central)
Tampa Bay hosts Detroit following Morton’s strong showing
Detroit Tigers (37-82, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (71-52, second in the AL East)
Trio of Tigers pitchers combine to blank Rays 2-0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays came home but didn't bring their bats.
Daniel Norris, Drew VerHagen and Joe Jimenez combined on a five-hitter to outpitch Charlie Morton, and...
Detroit faces off against Chicago in division play
Chicago White Sox (50-62, third in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (33-77, fifth in the AL Central)
Santiago expected to start for the White Sox against Tigers
Chicago White Sox (49-61, third in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (32-76, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Hector Santiago (1-0,...
Norris expected to start for the Tigers against Angels
Detroit Tigers (31-72, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (56-53, third in the AL West)
Canning scheduled to start for Los Angeles against Detroit
Detroit Tigers (31-71, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (55-53, third in the AL West)
Detroit takes 3-game skid into matchup with Seattle
Detroit Tigers (30-68, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (43-63, fifth in the AL West)
Seattle; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Daniel Norris (2-8, 5.02...
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners second baseman Tim Lopes has been hit in the helmet by a pitch during his first major league start.
Lopes staggered away from the plate after getting beaned by a 91...
Detroit Tigers to visit the Seattle Mariners
Detroit Tigers (30-67, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Seattle Mariners (42-63, fifth in the AL West)
Seattle; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Drew VerHagen (1-0, 15.00...
Chicago takes on Detroit in division play
Chicago White Sox (7-11, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (9-9, third in the AL Central)
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Carlos Rodon (2-2, 3.27...
Detroit’s Fiers leaves start with shin injury
DETROIT (AP) — Tigers right-hander Mike Fiers has left Detroit's game against Cincinnati on Wednesday with a left lower shin bruise.
Fiers was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Mason Williams in the top of the second inning. He was able to finish that inning, but Drew VerHagen relieved him to start the third. X-rays were negative.
Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA. He's pitched well enough that he was considered a candidate to be traded at the deadline, but the Tigers didn't move him.
Tigers ‘love’ Drew VerHagen, but it’s not working out
Pittsburgh — These are baseball's painful moments, when a manager, or a general manager, delivers the news to a pitcher or to a player.
He no longer is with the team.
It happened Monday for Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire. He phoned reliever Drew VerHagen to tell him he was being designated for assignment — dropped from the 25-man roster ahead of either a trade, availability on the waiver wire, or an eventual outright assignment to the Tigers' farm.
Tigers call up Mike Gerber, demote Drew VerHagen
What appeared to be a quick, one-day cameo last week for Detroit Tigers rookie Mike Gerber has morphed into a new opportunity as the Tigers recalled him Monday from Triple A Toledo while designating for assignment reliever Drew VerHagen.
Tigers designate VerHagen for assignment, recall Gerber
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have designated right-hander Drew VerHagen for assignment and recalled outfielder Mike Gerber from Triple-A Toledo.
The team announced the moves Monday. The Tigers had the day off before playing at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
VerHagen is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA in nine relief appearances this season. He took the loss Sunday against Kansas City, walking two of the three hitters he faced.
Francisco Liriano dominates, then Royals take apart Tigers
Detroit – The Tigers on Sunday went from chasing a no-hitter to falling into a pair of three-run holes, ultimately dropping the finale of the four-game series to the Royals, 8-5.
They fought back once – erasing a three-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning. But the Royals put up three more in the top of the seventh – walks and towering home runs proving a fatal combination.
Moustakas, Almonte slug Royals past Tigers 8-5
DETROIT (AP) — Buck Farmer kept throwing changeups to Mike Moustakas, and the Kansas City slugger eventually adjusted.
"After the first three or four, I was starting sitting on it," Moustakas said. "Finally, he ended up leaving one up, and I was able to get a good swing on it."
Moustakas hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Detroit Tigers 8-5 on Sunday to earn a split of their four-game series.
Tigers manage three hits in loss to Royals
Detroit — The Tigers beat the rain, but not the Royals.
In what had seemed would be an inevitable rained-out, rain-delayed, or rain-shortened day at Comerica Park, the Tigers instead lost, 1-0, on Tuesday as Kansas City's staff bested some nice nine-inning work by Matthew Boyd, Alex Wilson, Daniel Stumpf, and Drew VerHagen.
The Tigers got only three hits, all singles, and only once — in the eighth — got a runner as far as second base in a game that lasted a tidy, 2 hours, 17 minutes.
Tigers will have bullpen cart but relievers give it thumbs-down
Detroit – What if the Detroit Tigers provide a bullpen cart to bring relief pitchers into the game and nobody uses it?
That appears to be the situation. The Tigers announced that beginning Friday, a bullpen cart will be available and they are waiting for paying sponsors to decorate it with their corporate logos or slogans.
Tigers’ Mike Fiers sharp in first spring appearance
Clearwater, Fla. — Not often do early 8-0 leads vanish. And the Tigers didn't botch their early splurge Tuesday at Spectrum Field, where they blasted the Phillies, 11-6.
Derek Norris, who had three hits, ripped a three-run homer into the left-field seats the third, while Chad Huffman and Niko Goodrum parked back-to-back blasts in the sixth.
Henning: Gardenhire’s energy sets tone in Tigers camp
Lakeland, Fla. — An hour into his first spring training with the Tigers, Ron Gardenhire, a big-league infielder long before he came a manager, stood 15 feet to the right of first base on one of the four back fields at Tigertown.
Wednesday morning's Florida sky was bright and blue. The sun was searing.
VerHagen, Jimenez look to bounce back in Tigers’ bullpen
Lakeland, Fla. — Here's the deal: You can be content to wallow in the muck of a rebuilding year, simply write off 100 losses as a foregone conclusion and go about your summer.
Or, you can scour the Tigers roster for pockets of hope. They do exist, believe it or not. Even at a position as beaten and bedraggled as the bullpen was last season.
Royals win 7-4, extend Tigers’ skid to 9 games
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Paulo Orlando hit a two-run homer, his first of the season, as the Kansas City Royals rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Detroit 7-4 on Wednesday night, the Tigers' ninth straight loss.
The Tigers are 4-22 in September and have been outscored 68-30 in the skid. The last time Detroit lost nine in a row was Sept. 1-9, 2005.
Orlando's home run was his first since Sept. 19, 2016, going 117 at-bats between long balls.
For 3! Tigers turn first triple play since 2001, beat Jays
TORONTO (AP) — With the Detroit Tigers facing a tough situation, manager Brad Ausmus asked reliever Drew VerHagen to deliver a double-play grounder.
With an assist from rookie third baseman Jeimer Candelario, VerHagen went one better.
Candelario helped turn Detroit's first triple play in 16 years, Nicholas Castellanos slugged his third career grand slam and the Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night.