Nick Castellanos ripped a bases-loaded triple with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday night to help the Tigers earn a 5-2 win against the Brewers.
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The Tigers have dropped three straight following an 8-1 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday night in Motown. Anibal Sanchez gave up three homers and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was tossed from the game after arguing balls and strikes. Sanchez allowed back-to-back-to-back home runs to Ryan Braun, Adam Lind and Aramis Ramirez in the third.…
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Update: Tigers confirmed that they have placed Victor Martinez on the 15-Day DL. The #Tigers today have placed designated hitter Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation. — #VoteTigers (@tigers) May 19, 2015 Original Story Below Victor Martinez hasn’t been himself this season due to fighting through a knee injury. The…
Justin Verlander has been cleared to resume a throwing program. Verlander hasn’t pitched in a game yet this season because of a right triceps strain. Manager Brad Ausmus said there’s no real set timetable on Verlander’s return. Pitching coach Jeff Jones said they would slowly increase Verlander’s work, adding 10 more pitches to the amount he throws. Verlander, who has been on the disabled list all season with what was first thought to be a right triceps cramp but has been identified as a right triceps strain, made about 50 throws in the outfield Wednesday.
The White Sox rallied to beat the Tigers 7-6 on Wednesday night at the Cell. Joba Chamberlain allowed six consecutive hits with two outs in the eighth, including a three-run game-tying home run by Melky Cabrera. Victor Martinez homered and knocked in four runs for Detroit. The hot night at the plate ended a streak of eight consecutive games without an RBI for Martinez. Starter Alfredo Simon worked five innings for Detroit, allowing three runs on five hits. The Tigers remain a half game behind the Royals for first place in the American League Central.
Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander may see the mound sooner rather than later. The 2011 AL Cy Young winner posted a clue on Instagram that could make Tigers fans happy.
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Shane Greene struggled once again in the Tigers 5-2 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday night in the Windy City. Greene threw 57 pitches, 26 for strikes. He was chased from the game after allowing four-runs in the third inning. On the night, Greene allowed five runs on five hits through two-plus innings of work. Through his first three starts, Greene had a 0.39 ERA in 23 innings. In his last three starts, Greene has a 16.36 ERA in 11 innings. After the game Greene said it’s baseball.
The Tigers lost to the White Sox 5-2 last night in Chicago. The loss dropped Detroit a half game behind Kansas City for first place in the American League Central. Starter Shane Greene was chased from the game after allowing four-runs in the third inning. Greene allowed five runs on five hits through two-plus innings of work. Alex Avila hit a solo home run for the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes went a combined 0 for 15 with a walk and five strikeouts. The Tigers will hand the ball to Alfredo Simon tonight against the White Sox. Chicago will counter with Chris Sale.