Cubs clinch playoff spot, Pirates win on Stallings HR in 9th
The NL Central-leading Cubs were assured a spot in the expanded playoff field when Philadelphia was swept in a doubleheader at Washington. It was Stallings’ third home run of the season and the third game-ending hit of his career. Anthony Rizzo’s two-run homer in the eighth inning had pulled the Cubs into a tie at 2-all. The Pirates took a 2-0 lead on RBI doubles by Erik Gonzalez in the second inning and Adam Frazier in the fifth. Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (1-8, 6.70) has lost five straight decisions since getting his lone win Aug. 13 at Cincinnati.
Cubs' Mills no-hits Brewers for baseball's 2nd no-hitter
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills reacts after throwing a no hitter at a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE – Alec Mills cruised through baseball's second no-hitter this season, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers for the Chicago Cubs' 16th no-hitter in a 12-0 victory Sunday. Baez completed the play, and the Cubs swarmed around Mills, tearing off his cap and pulling at the smiling right-hander's uniform. His five strikeouts are the fewest in a Cubs no-hitter since Ken Holtzman in 1969. Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano has thrown the only no-hitter at Miller Park, against the Houston Astros on Sept. 14, 2008.
Detroit Tigers reportedly trade OF Cameron Maybin to Cubs for prospect Zack Short
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers reportedly traded outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Chicago Cubs for infield prospect Zack Short just minutes before Mondays MLB trade deadline. The 25-year-old is a 45-grade overall prospect with above-average fielding, running and arm strength grades. He isnt considered a great contact or power hitter, but his 261 walks in 371 career games suggests hes got promising plate discipline. Short finished the 2019 season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, so hes just one step away from the MLB level. Overall, it seems like a solid return for the Tigers, considering Maybin will be a free agent in a month.
Jonathan Schoop, Spencer Turnbull lead Tigers past Cubs 7-1
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Tuesday night. The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Turnbull walked the leadoff hitter in the sixth but retired the next two before he was replaced by Bryan Garcia. The Tigers put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Indians beat Tigers for 20th straight time, Reyes hits 2 HRs
Cleveland Indians center fielder Delino DeShields greets teammates after their 8-5 over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT The Cleveland Indians beat Detroit for the 20th straight time, nearing the major league record for most wins by a team over a single opponent, as Franmil Reyes hit two home runs to defeat the Tigers 8-5 Sunday. The Indians can match the record when they host Detroit in a three-game series next weekend. An ensuing argument earned Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire an ejection, the first of his season and 85th of his career. TRAINERS ROOMIndians: Reyes was hit by a pitch from Joe Jimenez with one out in the ninth.
Detroit Tigers home opener held Monday at Comerica Park
DETROIT Opening Day usually means crowds fill Comerica Park in Detroit, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) changed that. The Tigers open on Monday night vs. the Royals. The Tigers spoke about Opening Day while in an empty stadium, when usually Comerica Park is full. At the top of their minds is the news that more Miami Marlins have tested positive for COVID-19. READ: More Detroit Tigers coverage
Tigers celebrate Cabrera milestones, rally 6-4 over Reds
Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones reacts after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Saturday, July 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)CINCINNATI Miguel Cabrera passed two superstars with a homer Saturday night, and JaCoby Jones hit a two-run shot in the ninth off Raisel Iglesias, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The two RBIs boosted Cabrera past Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and into 25th place on the career RBI list with 1,696. Reds: The Reds placed infielder Matt Davidson on the 10-day injured list after he tested positive for COVID-19 and put catcher Tucker Barnhart on the three-day paternity list. Reds: RHP Trevor Bauer (combined 11-13 in 2019 with Cleveland and Cincinnati) makes his 20th career start against Detroit.
Heres the Detroit Tigers starting lineup for Opening Day vs. Cincinnati Reds
CINCINNATI, Ohio The Detroit Tigers have released their starting lineup for their first game of the 2020 season against the Cincinnati Reds. Matt Boyd will make his first Opening Day start after establishing himself as the teams ace in 2019. The starting lineup is the one most expected:Niko Goodrum, SS Jonathan Schoop, 2B Miguel Cabrera, DH C.J. He wasnt a good fit with the New York Yankees but appears to be back to his ace form in Cincinnati. Despite finishing in fourth place last year, the Reds enter 2020 as the favorites in the NL Central.
Detroit Tigers reveal final 30-man roster for Opening Day
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers revealed their final 30-man Opening Day roster for the 2020 season Thursday, just hours before the noon deadline. The Tigers had most of their roster figured out before the second round of spring training began, but there was still competition for the final bullpen and reserve spots. They had on-and-off moments throughout summer camp, and the Tigers could have gone with higher upside choices such as Shao-Ching Chiang or Nolan Blackwood. MORE: Did we see the Tigers Opening Day lineup on Tuesday? Greiner, Lugo and Mercer earned the final three spots over more exciting options such as Willi Castro and Derek Hill.
Detroit Tigers lineup: Is tonights exhibition lineup a preview for Opening Day?
CINCINNATI, Ohio Are the Detroit Tigers offering a glimpse of their full Opening Day lineup today during their first exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds? LATEST: Daniel Norris cleared to rejoin Detroit Tigers after positive COVID-19 testAll nine of the teams presumed everyday starters are in the lineup for Tuesday nights game. Heres how the lineup breaks down:Niko Goodrum, SS Jonathan Schoop, 2B Miguel Cabrera, DH C.J. 2 and Cron at cleanup puts the teams two best hitters in the two most important lineup slots. The four new additions -- Schoop, Cron, Maybin and Romine -- give the Tigers much more power and depth throughout the lineup.
Detroit Tigers send 19 players to Toledo -- 37 left competing for 30 roster spots
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers sent 19 players to their alternate training site in Toledo on Monday, leaving 37 players to battle for 30 Opening Day roster spots. READ: How will the Tigers fill their final rotation spots after the Jordan Zimmermann injury? Haase and Rogers were fighting for what figured to be two or three catcher spots on the roster. That means seven of these 13 players will also be sent to Toledo or the taxi squad, while six make the roster. Lets assume its 11, leaving four bullpen spots and two reserve spots open.
Predicting the full Detroit Tigers 30-man roster one week before the season begins
DETROIT It almost doesnt seem real, but one week from Friday is the start of what could be the strangest Detroit Tigers season ever. Roster makeupPredicting the roster for a team like the Tigers -- with so many unproven players fighting for jobs -- is tricky even in a normal year. READ: Here are the players included on the Detroit Tigers spring training rosterMLB expanded rosters by one spot before the pandemic, allowing teams to carry 26 players. He gave up way too many runs, but hes looked better in both spring training segments. Reyes was much better than Stewart during spring training in March, when the latter struggled to make any solid contact.
Heres how ace Matt Boyd, top prospect Casey Mize performed in Detroit Tigers intrasquad game
DETROIT Ace Matt Boyd squared off against elite prospect Casey Mize on Thursday at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers held their second intrasquad game. pic.twitter.com/pcwNqRf07L Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 8, 2020Pitching was the story of the second game, as the teams best MLB arm took the mound against MLBs No. Boyd looked much sharper in his second inning of work, retiring Schwindel and Greiner before a two-out single from Willi Castro. Since he got through six batters on just 16 pitches, the Tigers had Mize face Bonifacio to get some extra work. Mize finished the game with 23 pitches and three strikeouts in two perfect innings, spanning seven outs.
Here are the 58 players included on the Detroit Tigers spring training roster
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have released their initial Club Player Pool, including 58 players who can participate in spring training. Schwindel was one of the nice success stories of spring training in March. Willi Castro could benefit from the extra roster spots, but Lugo feels like someone who could still end up on the outside looking in. ProspectsThese are the players Tigers fans are most anxious to see, and for good reason. Dingler made the cut just weeks after being the teams second-round draft pick, but hell likely just get some work in Toledo.
Here's how 11 former Detroit Tigers players did in first round of MLB playoffs
Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Cameron Maybin are among the former Detroit Tigers players playing in the 2019 MLB playoffs. (Getty Images)DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have been out of the playoff picture for five months, but several of the organization's former players made appearances in the first round of the MLB postseason. In all, nine former Tigers players and two former prominent prospects appeared in American League or National League division series games. It was a rough 2019 season for Miller, but the Cardinals wouldn't still be alive without him. (Photo byWhen Justin Verlander was first sent to Houston, Tigers fans rooted heartily for him to win a World Series.
Here's how 11 former Detroit Tigers players did in first round of MLB playoffs
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have been out of the playoff picture for five months, but several of the organization's former players made appearances in the first round of the MLB postseason. In all, nine former Tigers players and two former prominent prospects appeared in American League or National League division series games. Here's a look at how all 11 fared in the first round of action. It was a rough 2019 season for Miller, but the Cardinals wouldn't still be alive without him. The last two years in Houston have been even better for Verlander than his MVP 2011 season in Detroit.