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5.31.16:  Tigers get beat 5-1

 

 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin threw a four-hitter to win a scintillating duel with Justin Verlander, and Cliff Pennington’s tiebreaking RBI single in the Angels’ five-run eighth inning propelled Los Angeles to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Chacin (1-1) and Verlander (4-5) combined to retire the first 27 batters at Angel Stadium before C.J. Cron’s single leading off the fifth for Los Angeles. Chacin lost his own perfect game bid on Andrew Romine’s two-out single in the sixth.

The pitchers traded zeros until the Angels led off the eighth with three straight singles against Verlander, who gave up one hit in the first seven innings of Detroit’s fourth loss in five games.

Chacin threw his third career complete game in his fourth start for Los Angeles.

 

 


5.30.16:  Mediate earns first major

 

 

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rocco Mediate shot a 5-under 66 to complete a wire-to-wire win at the Senior PGA Championship.

Mediate finished with a 19-under par 266 to set a tournament mark for low 72-hole total. He was three strokes better than two-time defending champ Colin Montgomerie, who closed with a 67.

The win is the first major title for Mediate and third Tour Champions win. Mediate became the first to win the tourney after leading all four rounds since Jack Nicklaus in 1991.

Bernhard Langer tied for third at 13 under in a failed bid to become the first player to win all five PGA Tour Champions majors.

 


5.30.16:  American Rossi wins Indy 500

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi has won the Indianapolis 500 by stretching his fuel to the finish before running out of gas after taking the checkered flag. Race leader Carlos Munoz was forced to pit with four laps to go for fuel, opening the door for Rossi. Munoz finished second, followed by Josef Newgarden, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball.


5.26.16:  Herrera’s homer helps Phillies to 8-5 win over Tigers

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Odubel Herrera and Peter Bourjos homered off Anibal Sanchez, and the Philadelphia Phillies salvaged the finale of their three-game series with Detroit, beating the Tigers 8-5 Wednesday.

Detroit had won eight of nine, including the first two games of this set, but Herrera’s three-run drive put Philadelphia up 5-1 in the fourth. Aaron Nola (4-3) and the Phillies were able to hold on from there. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 17th save in 18 chances.

Sanchez (3-6) allowed three earned runs and eight hits in six-plus innings. The Tigers made two errors in the fourth before Herrera’s two-out homer, so three runs were unearned.

Philadelphia’s Andres Blanco swiped home in the second as part of a double steal, with Bourjos taking second.

Maikel Franco of the Phillies left in the seventh with a sprained right ankle.

Nola allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.

 

 


5.25.16:  Verlander shines, Rodriguez earns 400th save in Detroit win

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings, and Francisco Rodriguez held on for his 400th save in the Detroit Tigers’ 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs for Detroit. Since losing 11 of 12 earlier this month, the Tigers have now won eight of nine.

Verlander (4-4) has allowed only four runs over his last four starts. He gave up three hits and two walks in a 108-pitch effort Tuesday.

Cabrera hit an RBI double in the first and a run-scoring groundout in the sixth. Rodriguez allowed a run in the ninth but closed the game out for his 14th save in 15 chances this year. He is the sixth pitcher to reach 400 career saves.

Jeremy Hellickson (4-3) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out seven.

 


5.24.16:  Cabrera homers twice to lift Tigers over Phillies 5-4

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit two of Detroit’s four solo homers, then scored a tiebreaking run on Victor Martinez’s seventh-inning single to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

Detroit has won seven of eight, and the Tigers pulled this game out after wasting some early opportunities with men on base. J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos also homered for Detroit, while Maikel Franco and Tommy Joseph hit solo shots for the Phillies.

Cabrera, who is 6 for 6 over his last two games, doubled with one out in the seventh. After moving to third on a wild pitch, he scored on Victor Martinez’s hit off Colton Murray (0-1).

Justin Wilson (1-1) got the win in relief for Detroit, and Francisco Rodriguez struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.

The Phillies fell to 14-4 in one-run games this season.

 


5.23.16:  Tigers beat Rays 9-4

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 Sunday despite losing starter Jordan Zimmermann to a strained groin in the sixth inning.

Detroit has won six of seven, but Zimmermann’s injury is a concern. He has been the team’s best pitcher after signing with the Tigers in the offseason. Zimmermann (7-2) allowed two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings — this was the first start all year in which he didn’t make it through six.

Cabrera also left early. with a left knee bruise after being hit by a pitch in the seventh.

Logan Morrison and Tim Beckham homered for Tampa Bay, but that wasn’t enough to overcome a poor outing by Chris Archer (3-5).

 

 

 

 


5.18.16:  Verlander reaches K milestone, helps Tigers beat Twins 6-3

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Wednesday.

The Tigers have won four straight, equaling a season high, after losing 11 of 12 games.

Verlander (3-4) allowed six hits and three runs over 7 1/3 innings while matching his season high in strikeouts. He joined Mickey Lolich as the two pitchers in franchise history with 2,000 career strikeouts, and became the 76th in baseball history to reach the milestone.

Ricky Nolasco (1-2) gave up nine hits and four runs over five innings.

The Twins have lost 11 of 13, dropping to 10-29 for the worst record in the majors.

 


5.18.16:  Tigers score 7 in 7th inning, beat Minnesota 7-2

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive homers during a seven-run seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Tuesday night as manager Brad Ausmus served a one-game suspension.

Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking two-run single for the Tigers, who have won three straight after losing 11 of their previous 12. Ausmus was suspended one game for his tirade Monday, when he was ejected during Detroit’s 10-8 win, but since their manager’s frustration boiled over, the Tigers have enjoyed mostly positive developments on the field.

Minnesota’s Phil Hughes took a shutout into the seventh but was lifted after allowing Miguel Cabrera’s triple and Victor Martinez’s sacrifice fly. The Twins needed three relievers to get the final two outs of the inning as Detroit broke through in a big way.

Kyle Ryan (1-1) got the win in relief, and Michael Tonkin (1-2) took the loss.

 

 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended for one game and fined after his histrionic ejection from Monday night’s game against Minnesota.

Ausmus is serving the suspension Tuesday night against the Twins. Bench coach Gene Lamont is managing in his place.

Ausmus was ejected in the fourth inning Monday for arguing a called third strike in Detroit’s 10-8 win. During the argument, he took off his sweatshirt and used it to cover up home plate.

The commissioner’s office said in a statement about an hour before Tuesday’s game that Ausmus was being disciplined for “excessive arguing and his inappropriate actions following his ejection.

 


5.17.16:  Tigers blow 8-0 lead, but get late homers to beat Twins 10-8

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning as the Detroit Tigers avoided a humiliating loss Monday night, beating the Minnesota Twins 10-8.

The Tigers led 8-0 after one inning with AL ERA leader Jordan Zimmermann on the mound, only to see the Twins come back to tie the game in the seventh. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus was ejected in the middle of the rally for arguing a called third strike. During the argument, he took off his sweatshirt and used it to cover up the plate.

Castellanos homered off Pat Dean (0-1) in the bottom of the seventh to put Detroit back in front. Dean had entered the game in the first inning and threw 90 pitches in 5 1/3 innings.

J.D. Martinez, whose dropped fly ball allowed the tying run to score in the seventh, homered in the eighth to give the Tigers a two-run lead.