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  1. Dodgers-Tigers: World Series preview?

    David Schoenfield

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers play an intriguing two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit, with Hyun-Jin Ryu versus Justin Verlander on Tuesday and Zack Greinke versus Max Scherzer on Wednesday afternoon. The clubs split a two-ga...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Cabrera, Fielder fail in decisive at-bats

    David Schoenfield

    You like offense? Home runs make you happy and strikeouts make you sad? Then this is not the postseason for you. But if you like dominant pitching and fastballs in the upper 90s and splitters that dive like Italian soccer players and changeups tha...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  4. Tigers can start printing playoff tickets

    David Schoenfield

    We've kind of been waiting for this all season from the Detroit Tigers: The run. After beating the Indians for the second night in a row, they've increased their winning streak to 10 and increased their lead over the Indians to 5 games. Monday's n...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  5. Are the Tigers an all-time great team?

    David Schoenfield

    Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer looks to go 10-0 tonight and become just the second starter of the wild-card era to win his first 10 decisions. Roger Clemens started 11-0 for the '97 Toronto Blue Jays (Clay Buchholz and Patrick Corbin are also 9-...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  6. Miggy unstoppable, but what about Tigers?

    David Schoenfield

    Well, Miguel Cabrera was due. I mean, he'd gone a whole four games without a home run. He'd driven in just two runs in his previous eight games. He was probably taking extra batting practice before Sunday's game. The bum. Cabrera was a one-man ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. Tigers in trouble after Sandoval's big game

    David Schoenfield

    They call him Kung Fu Panda. Now they can call him a World Series legend. Pablo Sandoval, a batter who rarely sees a pitch he doesn't like, found three pitches he loved in the World Series opener and entered his name alongside three of the biggest...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  8. Ten reasons to watch the 2012 World Series

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a long season. Remember when the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners began in Japan way back in March? OK, you probably don't. But you've made it this far. Don't quit now. We have at least four more games left and hopefully seven. Here's why...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  9. Six key players to watch in World Series

    David Schoenfield

    We finally know the World Series participants and maybe it's good news the second wild-card team didn't reach the World Series. Instead, we do end up with two first-place teams and two of the game's historic franchises. Here are three key players fro...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  10. Justin Verlander's scoreless streak

    David Schoenfield

    Until Eduardo Nunez homered leading off the ninth inning against Justin Verlander on Tuesday, Tigers starters had thrown 30.1 consecutive scoreless innings, the most ever by a team in single postseason. Verlander also had his personal stretch of 23 s...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  11. Schedule put Yankees at big disadvantage

    David Schoenfield

    The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees each won their division series in five games, thus requiring both to use their ace in the fifth game. Despite that, the Tigers had an obvious advantage heading into the American League Championship Series, than...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  12. Verlander proves he's king of the hill

    David Schoenfield

    Sometimes a playoff series comes down to a blooper here and there, or that one extra clutch hit, or maybe a key managerial move or a critical injury. And sometimes it comes down to which team has the best player. With all due respect to Miguel ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  13. Baseball is awesome: A's cap great day

    David Schoenfield

    More baseball! On a day that featured a quadruple-header of baseball playoff action, a game in which a starting pitcher who didn't win a game all season gets a W, a game with a demoted former two-time Cy Young winner coming out of the bullpen for ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  14. Verlander dominates as A's now in trouble

    David Schoenfield

    Of the eight teams battling in the division series, there's an argument to be made that the first game is more important to the Detroit Tigers than any other club. The reason is obvious: The Tigers have Justin Verlander. If you lose the opener, th...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  15. Roster analysis: Tigers-A's

    David Schoenfield

    A look as the Division Series rosters for the Tigers and A's: Detroit Tigers RHP -- Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, Octavio Dotel, Al Alburquerque, Joaquin Benoit, Jose Valverde LHP -- Phil Coke, Drew ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  16. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012