7/1/2016 | Fulmer's 10-K gem, V-Mart's HRs lead rout of Rays
Six weeks after Michael Fulmer jumped the learning curve with seven dominant innings against the Rays, the Tigers' rookie right-hander did it again at Tropicana Field. His seven shutout innings on two hits with 10 strikeouts, along with Victor Martinez's second two-homer game this week, powered Detroit to its fourth straight victory in a 10-2 runaway over the Rays on Friday night.
7/1/2016 | Snell tries to slow Tigers in duel with Verlander
In Blake Snell's first four Major League starts, he's faced the Yankees, Mariners, Indians and Red Sox. The Mariners have 114 home runs as a team. The Indians have won 14 straight games. The Red Sox lead MLB in runs scored. The Rays' rookie left-hander won't have much let-up when he faces Justin Verlander and the "stacked" lineup of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday at Tropicana Field.
7/1/2016 | Consistent at plate, Iglesias finds results in June
The Tigers are in the unique position of having their leadoff hitter among their team leaders in RBIs. But somebody has to be setting up Ian Kinsler with all those run production opportunities. For the last month or so, that has largely been ninth hitter Jose Iglesias.
7/1/2016 | Zimmermann still not his typical self
For all the praise heaped upon the Tigers' free-agent signing, Jordan Zimmermann's track record showed he wasn't as good as the dominant numbers he posted over his first month and a half with Detroit. Likewise, he isn't as bad as his numbers over the past month since returning from a groin strain. He wasn't as subpar Thursday as his numbers suggested, with six innings and four earned runs on nine hits.
7/1/2016 | After eight days off, Fulmer takes on Rays
Rays starter Drew Smyly will face his old team and prolific Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer will pitch for the first time in eight days when the Rays host the Tigers on Friday at Tropicana Field.
7/1/2016 | Keep it simple: Narrative pays off
Ian Kinsler could not fake an answer when asked at what point in the midst of the Tigers' eight-run ninth inning and 10-7 win over the Rays when he felt like his team could pull off an epic comeback.