Tigers pare 40-man roster to 31 with four more cuts
Detroit — The Tigers continue to trim their 40-man roster.
On Friday, the Tigers outrighted pitchers Kyle Ryan and Myles Jaye, as well as catcher Bryan Holaday and first baseman Efren Navarro.
On Thursday, the club lost utility man Andrew Romine off waivers to Seattle. Additionally, it outrighted outfielders Alex Presley, Jim Adduci and Tyler Collins, as well as pitcher Jeff Ferrell.
Peacock, Astros 1-hit Tigers to 1-0 win
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros used a group effort to make up for what they hope is the one start ace Dallas Keuchel will miss with a pinched nerve in his neck.
Brad Peacock and three relievers combined for a one-hitter and Jose Altuve provided the offense with an RBI double to lead the Astros to a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Collins snaps skid with 2 HRs, Tigers beat Orioles 5-4
DETROIT (AP) — Hitless in his last 30 at-bats, Tyler Collins finally snapped that long skid and was rewarded for his patience.
Tyler Collins’ 3-run homer helps Tigers top Indians 7-1
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have figured out how to beat the Cleveland Indians after failing miserably against them last year.
Tyler Collins hit a three-run homer and Daniel Norris gave up only one run, helping Detroit beat Cleveland 7-1 on Monday night.
Detroit’s J.D. Martinez expected to miss 3-4 weeks
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a right foot injury.
Martinez sprained his foot last weekend, and manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Friday he is expected to be out three to four weeks. The injury is an early blow to a Detroit team that was hoping for improved health this season after keeping its roster largely intact.
Tigers’ center field position is up for grabs
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Open competition for a starting position has become a rarity in spring training. Yet that is what the Detroit Tigers have in center field as they prepare for this weekend's start of the exhibition season.
"The guys involved know it's open, and it's a performance-based game," manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't love judging people in spring training, but in this case we're going to have to use it a little bit."
Jones, Tigers rally past White Sox, complete sweep
DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones is the latest youngster to give the Detroit Tigers a boost in their push for a postseason spot.
Jones doubled twice in his second major league game, then dashed home for the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Collins in the ninth inning to lift the Tigers over the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Wednesday.
After a day after doubling, singling and driving in two runs in his debut, Jones scored twice to help the Tigers complete a three-game sweep.
Sanchez loses no-hit bid, Tigers lose game to Royals
DETROIT (AP) — Just about everything is going wrong for manager Brad Ausmus and the Detroit Tigers.
Struggling Anibal Sanchez turned himself around and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but two of Detroit's three key relievers allowed homers and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory and a three-game sweep of the Tigers on Wednesday night.
TIGERS VS. RANGERS
When: Sunday, 3:05 p.m.
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Pitching matchup: RHP Michael Fulmer (9-3, 2.43 ERA) vs. RHP A.J. Griffin (5-1, 4.38 ERA)
Local TV: Fox Sports Detroit
National TV: MLB Network (blacked out in Detroit market)
Internet streaming: MLB.TV (blacked out in Detroit market)
Iglesias’ ninth-inning infield single gives Tigers 3-2 win
DETROIT (AP) — Jose Iglesias drove in the game-ending run on an infield single with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
With the Astros up 2-1, Houston closer Will Harris (1-2) retired the first two batters in the ninth but then walked Justin Upton. Tyler Collins singled and James McCann drove him in with another single.
Iglesias then hit a grounder between first and second base. First...
Collins, Upton hit 3-run homers as Tigers beat Astros 14-6
DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Collins knows the clock is ticking on his stay in the major leagues.
With J.D Martinez nearing a return from a fractured elbow, Collins is trying to find ways to extend his stay beyond the next few days.
Friday, he hit a three-run homer in the second inning, then tripled and scored in the fifth as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 14-6.
"That's what you dream about at night — having a big game and getting the offense off and...
Tigers sweep Sox, Cabrera hits late homer
Boston – How sweep it was for the Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera rammed a Brad Ziegler sinker high over the right-field bullpen with two gone in the Tigers' half of the ninth Wednesday to send the Tigers home to Detroit with a 4-3 victory and a rare three-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
BOX SCORE: Tigers 4, Red Sox 3
Cabrera's home run was his 21st of the season and his second opposite-field bomb of the series. He hit Wednesday's blast against Ziegler,...
Tigers patchwork OF sees Tyler Collins get start
Boston – At some point in 2016, the Tigers expect something close to a predictable outfield lineup to be in place.
But it isn't happening this week in Boston.
Cameron Maybin missed another game Tuesday after he jostled a right posterior rib Sunday in Chicago. The injury isn't serious, Tigers trainer Kevin Rand confirmed, but that wasn't helping Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as he crafted Tuesday's lineup card against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Royals fall to Tigers 4-2 on 9th-inning homer
DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are heading into a big series with Cleveland on a sour note.
Joakim Soria allowed Jarrod Saltalamacchia's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, and the Royals lost 4-2 to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Kansas City is now eight games behind the AL Central-leading Indians, whom the Royals will host in a three-game series starting Monday night.
The defending World Series champions lost two of three at Detroit. After Tyler...
Saltalamacchia’s HR in 9th gives Tigers 4-2 win over Royals
DETROIT (AP) — Jarrod Saltalamacchia's drive to right field sailed toward the wall, and the Detroit catcher immediately raised his right arm in celebration.
Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Tigers a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Those were the only two RBIs of the day for Detroit, which scored its first two runs of the game on a balk and a wild pitch.
Tigers send Moya back so he can rebuild trust in his defense
Detroit – You can't play tentatively. That is true at the professional level in probably every sport, and it is especially true in baseball.
If there is a lesson for Steven Moya to take out of his latest stint with the Tigers, it's exactly that.
"Part of it was he didn't want to make mistakes and as a result you become a little cautious," manager Brad Ausmus said. "That sometimes can work in the opposite direction."
Tigers score 3 in 7th, rally to beat Royals 4-2
DETROIT (AP) — Victor Martinez drove in two runs with a tiebreaking infield single in the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of that fluky hit, holding on for a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Martinez's comebacker deflected off reliever Joakim Soria and rolled to the area between first and second. With the second baseman playing deep, there was no chance to retire Martinez, and two runs came...