With an 8-0 lead and pitcher Anibal Sanchez five outs from a no hitter, the Tigers had to hang on for an 8-6 win over Toronto on Friday night. The Jays scored all of their runs in the 8th inning after breaking up Sanchez's no hitter with one out in the inning. The victory snapped a three game losing streak for the Tigers, who face the Jays again on Saturday afternoon.
The Detroit Pistons had a busy Thursday acquiring three players in a trade with the Phoenix Suns. Detroit gives up only a second round draft pick in 2020, but gets forwards Danny Granger, Marcus Morris, and guard Reggie Bullock. Detroit also added back up center Aron Baynes, by signing the former Spur to a three year deal worth $20 million.
JD Martinez hit another three run home run, but the Detroit Tigers lost 8-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, giving Pittsburgh a sweep in a three game series. Ian Kinsler had three hits and an RBI in the loss. The Tigers open a three game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates smacked out 21 hits, including four home runs, on their way to a 9-3 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night. Neil Walker had four hits, including two home runs. James McCann had a solo home run for the Tigers, who have lost two in a row. The final game of a three game series is set for Thursday afternoon.
On the first day on NHL free agency the Detroit Red Wings landed two players, signing defenseman Mike Green and forward Brad Richards. Green, who has spent 10 years in Washington, got a three year deal worth $18 million. He had several big seasons early in his career, but then suffered though four seasons plagued with injuries. Last season Green was healthy again for the
JD Martinez hit his 20th home run of the season, a two-run shot, but the Detroit Tigers lost in a 14 inning marathon 5-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Tigers still sit in third in the AL Central, a game and a half behind second place Minnesota and six games behind first place Kansas City. Detroit plays Pittsburgh again on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
James McCann hit a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox. Victor Martinez hit a big three run double in the eighth inning as the Tigers came back from 4-0 down to tie the game. Detroit has won two in a row.
JD Martinez hit a solo home run in the 8th inning on Friday night to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox. The win ended a two game losing streak for the Tigers. Rajai Davis also hit a home run, while Miguel Cabrera hit three doubles and knocked in one for the Tigers. Game three of a four game series is set for Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Carlos Sanchez entered the day hitting .159 with six RBI for the season, but his three run triple in the 10th inning off losing pitcher Joba Chamberlain, gave the Chicago White Sox an 8-7 victory over the Tigers on Thursday at Comerica Park. Detroit made it interesting in the bottom of the 10th, scoring two runs and loading the bases with two outs, but manager Brad Ausmus had decided in the
Three local golfers took part in the 104th Michigan Amateur Championship at Plum Hollow in Southfield, Michigan. Dieter Schulz of Fort Gratiot made it the furthest, reaching the round of 32 in match play before falling to Brett Quitiquit of Highland on Wednesday. Earlier in the day Schulz won his match in the round of 64 over Andrew Smith of Troy. Patrick Cansfield of Port Huron