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For Justin Verlander, success starts with the fastball

For Justin Verlander, success starts with the fastball

yahoo.com Updated 8 hours ago
It should come as no surprise that the fastball is Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander's most important pitch. His blazing heater is what made him a standout prospect in the minors, and in his first couple seasons in the majors, Verlander was near the t…
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  • Lovely weekend for 5 sweeping beauties

    Lovely weekend for 5 sweeping beauties

    MLB.com May 2 (yesterday)
    The broomsticks were out in full force Sunday as five teams -- the Red Sox, Nationals, Tigers, Phillies and Rockies -- completed series sweeps.
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  • Nick Castellanos continues to roll, fuels Tigers' comeback

    Nick Castellanos continues to roll, fuels Tigers' comeback

    ESPN.com May 1 (2 days ago)
    Nick Castellanos continues to roll, fuels Tigers' comeback
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  • Saltalamacchia Lifts Streaking Tigers Over Twins, 6-5

    Saltalamacchia Lifts Streaking Tigers Over Twins, 6-5

    nytimes.com May 1 (2 days ago)
    Not long ago, the Tigers were left reeling after a three-game sweep by the visiting Indians. One week later, Detroit is heading into Cleveland with a five-game winning streak.
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  • Mike Pelfrey's struggles put Detroit Tigers in tough situa…

    Mike Pelfrey's struggles put Detroit Tigers in tough situation

    ESPN.com May 1 (2 days ago)
    Mike Pelfrey's struggles put Detroit Tigers in tough situation
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  • Tigers considering Fulmer for Thursday's start

    Tigers considering Fulmer for Thursday's start

    MLB.com ESPN.com nytimes.com May 1 (2 days ago)
    The Tigers don't know who will start the finale of their road trip on Thursday in Cleveland, but the team is keeping rookie Michael Fulmer on schedule to make the start if needed.
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  • McCann likely to rejoin team in Cleveland

    McCann likely to rejoin team in Cleveland

    MLB.com Apr 30 (3 days ago)
    The Tigers could be close to getting their Opening Day catcher back.
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  • Upton goes deep as Zimm moves to 5-0

    Upton goes deep as Zimm moves to 5-0

    MLB.com nytimes.com ESPN.com Apr 30 (3 days ago)
    Jordan Zimmermann continued his dominant start to the season with another sterling performance, and he was backed by a three-run homer from Justin Upton to lift the Tigers to a 4-1 win over the Twins on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.
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  • Verlander wants stronger penalties for PEDs

    Verlander wants stronger penalties for PEDs

    MLB.com Apr 29 (4 days ago)
    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has been one of Major League Baseball's most outspoken players regarding positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs resulting in immediate suspensions and not allowing players to play while an appeal runs its cou…
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  • Anthony Gose Doubles, Homers to Lead Tigers Over A's 7-3

    Anthony Gose Doubles, Homers to Lead Tigers Over A's 7-3

    nytimes.com Apr 28 (5 days ago)
    Anthony Gose doubled and homered, Anibal Sanchez pitched through a wild outing and the Detroit Tigers beat Oakland 7-3 Thursday to take three of four in the series against the Athletics.
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  • Five Tigers knock in runs to thump A's

    Five Tigers knock in runs to thump A's

    MLB.com Apr 28 (5 days ago)
    Anthony Gose hit a two-run homer and scored on an Ian Kinsler double as part of an early-inning Tigers outburst, supporting Anibal Sanchez through a wild outing for a 7-3 win and a series victory over the A's Thursday at Comerica Park.
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  • J.D. Martinez, Justin Verlander propel Tigers to needed victory

    J.D. Martinez, Justin Verlander propel Tigers to needed victory

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Apr 28 (6 days ago)
    J.D. Martinez, Justin Verlander propel Tigers to needed victory
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  • Martinezes plate 7 as Verlander handles A's

    Martinezes plate 7 as Verlander handles A's

    MLB.com Apr 27 (6 days ago)
    Hours after Tigers manager Brad Ausmus shook up his batting order, his offense broke out of its mid-April funk to tie its season high in runs, turning what could have been a Justin Verlander-Sonny Gray pitchers' duel decidedly in Detroit's favor during …
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  • Bumped up to No. 2, J.D. snaps out of slide

    Bumped up to No. 2, J.D. snaps out of slide

    MLB.com Apr 27 (6 days ago)
    J.D. Martinez understands why baseball is considered a fun game, why players can remain enthusiastic even when times get tough. But the Tigers slugger also might have given the best explanation of why the opposite is true when hitters are struggling, as…
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  • Tigers say Tyler Collins' demotion 'not linked' to obscene gest…

    Tigers say Tyler Collins' demotion 'not linked' to obscene gesture

    yahoo.com Apr 27 (6 days ago)
    Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins received good news on Tuesday when he learned he wouldn't face a suspension for an obscene gesture made toward fans during Monday's game at Comerica Park. He was only fined an undisclosed amount. Any relief he may…
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  • Outfielder Tyler Collins won’t be punished by MLB for giving fa…

    Outfielder Tyler Collins won’t be punished by MLB for giving fans the middle finger during Monday’s

    deadspin.com Apr 27 (6 days ago)
    Outfielder Tyler Collins won’t be punished by MLB for giving fans the middle finger during Monday’s game. Also, the Detroit Tigers sent him to the Toledo Mud Hens today.Read more...
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  • Video - Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win 00:37

    Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win

    Mar 6
    The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
  • Video - Price Excited For 2015 Season 02:56

    Price Excited For 2015 Season

    Mar 3
    Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
  • Video - Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title 02:46

    Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title

    Mar 3
    Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.
  • Video - Verlander Confident, Ready To Go 03:18

    Verlander Confident, Ready To Go

    Mar 3
    Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander discusses his preparations for the season and the loss of pitcher Max Scherzer.