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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 »

Tigers Drop to 0-4, Lose 8-5 to ChiSox

Worst start since '03 for Detroit, only winless team left in majors

(Newser) - For the Detroit Tigers, 2008 is starting to resemble 2003. A.J. Pierzynski drove in five runs with three hits, including a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning Friday that led the Chicago White Sox over the Tigers 8-5. Detroit, the only winless team in the major leagues, is... More »

Tigers Deepen OF, Pick Up Jacque Jones

Detroit gives up utility man Infante to the Cubbies

(Newser) - The busy Detroit Tigers picked up another left-handed bat, acquiring outfielder Jacque Jones from the Chicago Cubs yesterday for Omar Infante. Jones, a nine-year vet, is expected to be the main left fielder but could also spell stars Curtis Granderson and Magglio Ordonez, reports the Associated Press. Jones, set to... More »

Zumaya Tears Shoulder in Freak Accident

Detroit fireballer was packing up Chula Vista home as wildfires threatened

(Newser) - After a heavy box fell on Joel Zumaya's pitching shoulder, causing a tear in the AC joint, Detroit's flamethrowing reliever will be rehabbing from surgery until at least the middle of the 2008 season, reports the Detroit Free Press. Zumaya was helping his family prepare for evacuation from their Chula... More »

Tigers Edge Yanks 5-4

Injury benches ace Jurrjens as Detroit holds on to down New York

(Newser) - The Tigers paid a price for their dramatic 5-4 win over the Yankees yesterday. Curtis Granderson's in-the-park homer earned Detroit the win, but ace starter Jair Jurrjens—a key weapon in the Tigers' battle for the American League Central—went out early with an injury to his throwing shoulder and... More »

Indians Zing Zumaya & Tigers in the 10th

Closing pitcher hands the Tribe 2½-game lead in AL Central

(Newser) - The Indians bested the Tigers 3-1 last night, clinching a 2-1 series win and climbing to 2½ games ahead of Detroit in the American League Central division. Though starters Jake Westbrook and Nate Robertson pitched shutouts through eight innings, Tigers closer Joel Zumaya surrendered three hits to Victor Martinez, Kenny... More »

Tigers' Jurrjens Aces Indians

Detroit takes first of crucial series to move within half game of division lead

(Newser) - Detroit's Jair Jurrjens posted a masterful one-hit performance last night as the Tigers bested Cleveland 2-1. In only his second Major League Baseball performance, Jurrjens threw a no-hitter into the sixth before Jhonny Peralta's homer gave the Indians their sole run. Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen smashed back-to back dingers... More »

Peavy, Haren All-Star Starters

San Diego ace is 9-3 with a 2.19 ERA; Haren has an AL-best 2.30.

(Newser) - It's officially California's All-Star Game: San Diego's Jake Peavy will take the mound for the NL tonight, while Jim Leyland has tapped Oakland's Dan Haren to start for his AL squad. Leyland, who passed over his own Justin Verlander, admits it came down to venue; the AL-manager wants to give... More »

Tigers Pounce on Sabathia

Detroit ousts All-Star lefty after only four innings; Verlander dominates in 12-3 win

(Newser) - The Tigers shelled baseball's winningest pitcher last night, earning 7 runs off Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia in only 4 innings. Justin Verlander was dominant for Detroit, fanning seven on their way to a 12-3 rout and his 10th win of the season. Homers from Gary Sheffield, Placido Polanco, and Carlos... More »

Tigers Get Some Revenge

Detroit takes small satisfaction in sweep of struggling St. Louis

(Newser) - Behind eight solid innings from Justin Verlander, the Tigers finished a sweep of the swooning Cardinals, who at nine games under .500 reside near the basement of the hapless NL Central. St. Louis had taken the World Series from Detroit last year, 4-1, and the Tigers acknowledged that their revenge... More »

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