DETROIT (AP) — Eric Haase hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to a season-best seven games by topping the slumping Texas Rangers 7-5 on Thursday. Zack Short and Victor Reyes also homered for the Tigers, who completed a four-game sweep.
Robbie Grossman belted a solo homer to lead off the first inning to send the host Detroit Tigers to a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The switch-hitting Grossman hit right-handed and blasted a home run into the bullpen in left-center field.
DETROIT (AP) - Robbie Grossman hit a leadoff homer and four Detroit pitchers combined on a two-hitter, leading the Tigers to a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a split doubleheader on Saturday. José Ureña started for the Tigers and pitched three innings of two-hit ball before departing due right groin tightness.
The Minnesota Twins fought back from a four-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Saturday afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Twins (38-50) can complete a four-game sweep of the Tigers (40-50) in Sunday’s series finale. After the Tigers’ built a 4-0 lead, the Twins scored two in the sixth, three in the seventh and four in the eighth.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jorge Polanco hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 Saturday. Alex Kirilloff also homered for Minnesota to put the Twins on the board in the sixth. Luis Arraez drove in two insurance runs with an eighth-inning single.
The Detroit Tigers optioned rookie right-hander Matt Manning to Triple-A Toledo following his start on Friday. Manning is likely to be brought back up after the All-Star break, and Hinch said he could start in the series against Texas on July 19-22. The move will create space for the Tigers to activate veteran lefty Derek Holland from the 10-day injured list on Saturday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had a go-ahead RBI infield single as a pinch-hitter for Detroit right after previously unbeaten All-Star pitcher Kyle Gibson left with the bases loaded, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Wednesday. Kyle Funkhouser (3-0) worked two scoreless innings after starter Casey Mize, the former No.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Harold Castro and Jonathan Schoop each drove in three runs, powering the Detroit Tigers past the Cleveland Indians 9-4 in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday night. Castro's two-out single off Bryan Shaw (2-3) in the fifth inning scored Nomar Mazara and broke a 4-4 tie.
DETROIT — Michael Fulmer gave up two home runs in the sixth inning as the Houston Astros came back to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday night at Comerica Park. The Tigers (33-44) and Astros (48-29) split the doubleheader.
DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop and Jake Rogers each drove in three runs, leading the Detroit Tigers to an 8-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Schoop homered and Rogers hit a two-run double in Detroit’s six-run fourth inning. Tigers starter Tarik Skubal allowed two runs on four hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.
Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday that he was seeking clarification from Major League Baseball on a surprisingly narrow issue: What colors are acceptable for baseball gloves? Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize was forced to change gloves on Tuesday night after home plate umpire John Tumpane rules that Mize’s glove — described as charcoal or dark gray — was too light.
"Really good job, man," said Cabrera, a likely future Hall of Famer and the veteran leader of a youth movement within the organization. "Way to attack. You've been good for us. Keep up the good work." Funkhouser delivered 2⅔ scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk.
Chicago White Sox (40-24, first in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (26-38, fourth in the AL Central) Detroit; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Carlos Rodon (5-2, 1.96 ERA, .87 WHIP, 88 strikeouts) Tigers: Kyle Funkhouser (0-0, 2.70 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 14 strikeouts)
And the Detroit Tigers manager wasn’t thrilled by the slip-up. “That’s obviously our fault on the bench,” Hinch said. “It’s embarrassing.” Tigers reliever Kyle Funkhouser was facing Urshela with one out in the sixth inning of a 1-1 game.
DETROIT — Sure, social media has its flaws, but there were about a dozen Twitter users who quickly realized what no one at Comerica Park seemed to notice on Friday night: New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela walked on only three balls in the sixth inning.
The Detroit Tigers placed left-handed pitcher Derek Holland on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain prior to Thursday afternoon’s series finale at Boston against the Red Sox.To take his spot, the club recalled right-hander Kyle Funkhouser, who was traveling with the team as a member of the taxi squad.