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Tigers outslug Blue Jays as Vierling's walk-off HR caps off wild finish

May 26, 2024

DETROIT -- The Tigers debuted their City Connect uniforms a few weeks ago, but they were initially planning to wear them only for Friday home games. The way Detroit played this weekend has already made them a more regular fixture. “They will make their Tuesday debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates,”

Olson's gem rewarded as historic winless streak ends

May 25, 2024

DETROIT -- Reese Olson never made a big deal about his winless start to the season. Still, as he walked off the mound in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays, the combination of numbers were startling. With no earned runs over 6 1/3 innings, Olson

Injuries & Moves: Miller nearing rehab assignment

May 25, 2024

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'Weight off my shoulders': Keith hits long-awaited first homer

May 24, 2024

DETROIT -- Colt Keith had envisioned homering in the Major Leagues since he was a kid. It remained a vision for nearly two months since his big league debut with the Tigers on Opening Day. His patience was getting tested, so maybe it was fitting that Keith had to wait

How a call from Leyland impacted Vance Wilson's career

May 24, 2024

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Rebeka Islam named AAPI Heritage Month Game Changers honoree

Executive Director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote Michigan recognized for advocacy work, contributing to positive change in community
May 24, 2024

DETROIT -- Rebeka Islam was 5 years old when she and her family moved to the United States from Bangladesh. They eventually settled in Hamtramck, where Islam said she first remembered feeling inspired to make a difference in her community. “Growing up in Hamtramck, it was very diverse,” Islam said.

Close play at plate shows risk and reward of aggressive baserunning

May 23, 2024

DETROIT -- The concept of a no-hitter thrown during a power outage sounds more like a cheesy commercial for a utility provider than a baseball game. The symbolism would have been too obvious -- at least until Blue Jays ace Kevin Gausman went to work on the Tigers' lineup in

Skubal continues trend of struggling at Kauffman Stadium

May 22, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- Tarik Skubal has been nearly superhuman for the Tigers since Opening Day. When he gets to Kauffman Stadium, however, he has been mortal. It’s a statistical kryptonite he has been aware of since well before his recent stretch of dominance. It was on his mind when he

Which southpaw reigns in latest SP Power Rankings?

May 23, 2024

Our latest Starting Pitcher Power Rankings voting featured a battle between three sensational southpaws, each with a viable claim on the top spot but wildly different paths to this point. Our MLB.com panel had to weigh the relative merits of the Cubs’ Shota Imanaga, who has made a triumphant transition

Five years later: Here's each team's best Draft pick from 2019

@SamDykstraMiLB
May 22, 2024

The 2019 Draft wasn’t one filled with a ton of suspense. It was widely accepted that the Orioles would take Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman – one of the Draft’s best-ever backstops – first overall, and that’s precisely what Mike Elias & Co. did on June 3. Bobby Witt Jr.

Keith 'starting to relax' after back-to-back 3-hit games

May 22, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- Colt Keith dug into the batter’s box, stared down Royals reliever Nick Anderson and readied for the sinker. The Tigers were two outs away from an eventual 10-3 loss and a third consecutive defeat, but Keith wasn’t giving away the at-bat. After a slow start for the

Carpenter putting charge in Tigers' lineup

May 21, 2024

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Pérez hits way onto latest Rookie Hot List

@thevandalorian
May 21, 2024

There's been a lot of fluctuation on the rookie front in the past 30 days or so. Not all of the Top 100 prospect debuts made some noise, and as a result, some others with more notable performances over the last four weeks played themselves back into contention for the

One must-catch Minor League throwback promo in each organization

@BensBiz and @JoshJacksonMiLB
May 21, 2024

On the field, Minor League Baseball is all about the future: See tomorrow’s stars, today. This forward-looking mentality is often combined with ballpark celebrations of past eras, via salutes to defunct teams, retired players and beloved pop culture properties. Jump in the way-back machine and join us as we explore

Olson (hip) OK after comebacker, but 'blacked out' by impact 

May 20, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- Reese Olson has a contusion on his right hip to wear for the next few days courtesy of Michael Massey’s line drive. He’s also wearing an 0-5 record despite a 2.16 ERA -- ninth-lowest among qualified MLB starters -- after the Tigers’ 8-3 loss to the Royals

Wenceel proving to be 'an organizational win' for Tigers

May 20, 2024

PHOENIX -- While discussing AL Rookie of the Year candidates at this point in the season, some of the names most often mentioned are Mason Miller, Davis Schneider, Colton Cowser and Wilyer Abreu. Another one to watch is the Tigers’ Wenceel Pérez. Detroit’s No. 20 prospect has been thriving as

Torkelson checks homer off wish list in Arizona return

Former No. 1 overall pick out of Arizona State belts 428-foot jack in front of family, friends
@jesus_cano88
May 19, 2024

PHOENIX -- Despite the Tigers' offense breaking out for 21 runs and 32 hits over the previous two games, the club’s signature Pizza Spear started getting cold as it remained untouched tucked between the helmets and bats in the dugout. That changed when Spencer Torkelson fired up the oven in

Suan celebrated as AAPI Heritage Month Game Changers honoree

Great Lakes Regional Chair of National Federation of Filipino American Associations prioritizes civic engagement, advancing Filipino culture
May 20, 2024

DETROIT -- Wilmar Suan was pursuing a career as a certified public accountant (CPA) when his wife, Flormina, accepted a nursing job in Detroit, leading to the couple moving from the Philippines to the United States in 1995. Suan said while he was excited to start a new life in

Pérez punctuates 6-run 7th with bases-clearing triple

Tigers' No. 20 prospect continues to make his mark in short time in The Show
@jesus_cano88
May 19, 2024

PHOENIX -- As Wenceel Pérez stood at third base in the top of the seventh inning, the 24-year-old pounded his chest, yelled with excitement and pumped his fist repeatedly in the air. The emotions were getting to him. The rookie, who has ascended his way into the top of the

Skubal's dominant AZ homecoming fueled by Tigers' bats

@jesus_cano88
May 18, 2024

PHOENIX -- Tarik Skubal's father, Russ, took in the scene from his seat in section 116 as the sun began to peek through the windows at Chase Field on Friday night. He has seen his son take the mound in a Major League ballpark before, but this outing in downtown

Given a fresh start, former ace is pitching like a frontline starter again

@bmags94
May 18, 2024

When Jack Flaherty struck out an AL-record seven straight batters to begin the game against the Cardinals on April 30 and struck out a career-high 14 hitters against his former team, we got a glimpse at the old version of Flaherty. Flaherty burst onto the scene with the Cardinals in