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Detroit Tigers Pitcher Contracted Zika

Francisco Rodriguez said he didn't feel like himself for 2 whole months

(Newser) - When he's not pitching for the Detroit Tigers, Francisco Rodriguez heads home for some R&R in his native Venezuela. But the 34-year-old came back from the last offseason with more than just memories: He contracted the Zika virus , and it wasn't pleasant, ESPN reports. For two entire... More »

Holocaust Survivor's MLB Dream to Come True

Hermina Hirsch to sing national anthem at Detroit Tigers game

(Newser) - Hermina Hirsch has sung the national anthem at weekly meetings of Holocaust survivors for decades, but she always dreamed of having a larger audience. Now she'll get her chance. After telling her family her dream of singing at an MLB game, a granddaughter reached out to the Detroit Tigers,... More »

One Industry Booming in Detroit? Pro Sports

While city goes broke, players and teams are flush with cash

(Newser) - It isn't all doom and gloom in Detroit. At least one industry is still making bank, reports the New York Times : Pro sports. The Tigers have the highest salaries in the league. The Lions recently offered their quarterback $53 million for another three years. And the Pistons just spent... More »

Ex-NFL Player Arrested Twice In One Day

Once for DUI, once for allegedly breaking into impound to get car back

(Newser) - Any out-of-work NFL player can get arrested for DUI. But it takes a special kind of dedication to get arrested 15 hours later for breaking into an impound lot in broad daylight in an attempt to get your car back. Titus Young allegedly has that dedication; police tell the Press ... More »

Baseball Rarity: Yankees Get Swept by Tigers

It wasn't even close

(Newser) - It's a tough night to be a Yankees fan. The Detroit Tigers thumped the Yanks 8-1 tonight to sweep the ALCS and advance to the World Series. How bad was it?
  • The Yankees not only failed to win a game, they never even led one, points out the New
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Tigers Player Faces Hate Crime Charges

Delmon Young accused of shouting anti-Semitic remarks during fight

(Newser) - An outfielder for the Detroit Tigers was arrested in New York City early this morning and could be charged with a misdemeanor hate crime. Delmon Young, 26, was involved in the incident outside his hotel around 2:30am. The New York Post reports that a panhandler wearing a yarmulke was... More »

Selig Won't Overturn Perfect Game Ruling

Crowd cheers at hatchet-burying move

(Newser) - Sorry, Armando Galarraga, baseball chief Bud Selig isn't going to reverse last night's blown call and give you a perfect game, reports AP . The news came as umpire Jim Joyce returned to Tigers Stadium today, and the first person he saw was the man he inadvertently robbed of the feat.... More »

Just Reverse the Call, Bud!

Shouldn't Bud Selig just set matters right?

(Newser) - The baseball world is up in arms over the blown call that cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game. So here's a radical idea: Why can't Bud Selig just reverse the dang call? “Only a grinch would protest such a thing,” writes Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post . And... More »

Ump Blows Perfect Game

Bad call snatches record from Tigers' Galarraga

(Newser) - If umpire Jim Joyce hadn't screwed up, Armando Galarraga would have entered the record books as the first Detroit Tiger in history to pitch a perfect game. But the ump—with 8 and two-thirds innings gone—incorrectly ruled that the Cleveland Indians' Jason Donald was safe, sparking a chorus of... More »

Beloved MLB Broadcaster Ernie Harwell Dead at 92

Detroit mourns legendary Tigers broadcaster

(Newser) - Ernie Harwell, the only baseball broadcaster ever traded for a player, has died aged 92 after a long fight with cancer. The beloved sportscaster spent 55 years broadcasting major league games, 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers. The transplanted Southerner, rated as one of the best baseball broadcasters of... More »

Spring Training in Full Swing

World champion Yankees get homer in ninth, win opener

(Newser) - The boys of summer are starting to shake off the rust, with today seeing the first (nearly) full slate of spring training baseball games in Florida and Arizona. The defending World Series champion New York Yankees were in action, getting a three-run home run in the ninth inning from unlikely-to-make-the-team-yet... More »

In Classic, Twins Clip Tigers for Final Playoff Spot

Minnesota earns right to face Yankees with 6-5 victory in 12 innings

(Newser) - The Minnesota Twins rallied twice tonight, including in extra innings, to beat the Detroit Tigers in a one-game playoff to decide the American League Central division, winning 6-5 in 12 innings and grabbing baseball’s final postseason spot. It’ll be a quick turnaround for the Twins, who begin their... More »

Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy

(Newser) - The biggest move on today’s baseball trading deadline looks to be one that wasn’t made, Fox Sports reports: Toronto kept ace right-hander Roy Halladay, who’d drawn interest from contenders in both leagues. The biggest name dealt was right-hander Jake Peavy, sent from San Diego to the Chicago... More »

Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych Dead at 54

(Newser) - Former major league pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, who charmed America with his antics on the mound in the mid-1970s, died today at his home in Northborough, Mass., the Boston Globe reports. He was 54. Fidrych was found dead under a 10-wheel truck when a friend dropped by... More »

Sox a Game Away From Twins Showdown

5-1 win over Indians leaves tough Tigers last obstacle to playoff

(Newser) - The American League Central Division crown is still up for grabs with the resounding White Sox win yesterday over the Cleveland Indians, 5-1, snapping a five-game losing streak. The Sox—a half game behind the Minnesota Twins—play a make-up game against the Detroit Tigers today. If the Sox lose,... More »

Yanks Get Pudge From Tigers

They trade Kyle Farnsworth to Detroit for the all-star catcher

(Newser) - The New York Yankees today brought in Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez from Detroit to replace the injured Jorge Posada, the Post reports. The Yankees traded relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to the Tigers for the 36-year-old all-star catcher. Posada had shoulder surgery today and is done for the season. More »

Jones Misses Hanging Out in Clubhouse

Pitcher says today's players arrive early and leave right after game

(Newser) - Major League clubhouses are not what they used to be, reports Detroit Tigers reliever Todd Jones on his blog for the Sporting News. Years ago, players used to arrive late and leave even later after games, sometimes hanging out together til 3 in the morning. Now players arrive way earlier... More »

Byrnes Breaks Slump, D-Backs TopTigers

Arizona capitalizes on Guillen throwing error in seventh inning

(Newser) - Eric Byrnes lined out to left field in his first at-bat Friday night and finally felt good about his swing. Byrnes broke out of a monthlong slump with a homer and two RBIs, Dan Haren pitched seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Detroit 4-3 to hand the slumping Tigers... More »

Royals Sweep Tigers for Second Time This Season

(Newser) - Jose Guillen homered and drove in three runs, Gil Meche pitched seven solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 8-4 yesterday to sweep the Tigers. Kansas City won its season-best fourth straight and improved to 6-0 this season against the Tigers, who have lost four in a row... More »

Verlander Loses Seventh As Tigers Fall to Royals

(Newser) - Luke Hochevar pitched six strong innings and Joey Gathright drove in the only runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Wednesday night and hand Justin Verlander his AL-leading seventh loss. Hochevar (3-2), the first overall pick in the 2006 draft, limited the Tigers to four... More »

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