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Tigers Relying On Bruce Rondon To Bolster Back Of Bullpen

The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.

03/07/2013

Giants, Tigers Will Need All Seven Games To Decide World Series

It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.

10/24/2012

Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics hits a RBI double against the Detroit Tigers in the 6th inning during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Past Tigers 4-3 To Force Game 5

Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off Detroit closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and Coco Crisp capped Oakland’s most dramatic comeback yet with an RBI single as the Athletics staved off elimination for a second straight night with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the AL division series Wednesday.

10/11/2012

Delmon Young #21 of the Detroit Tigers high-hives teammates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Kansas City Royals during a MLB game at Comerica Park on September 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers Pull Into AL Central Lead With 5-4 Win Over Royals

Most of the 32,360 fans at Comerica Park groaned when Jhonny Peralta hit a tailor-made double-play grounder that looked set to end the eighth inning. Andy Dirks made them cheer.

09/26/2012

Russ Canzler #4 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Asdrubal Cabrera #13 after scoring on a single by Shin-Soo Choo #17 during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers on September 16, 2012 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Tigers Fall To Indians In 9th, Drop 2 Games Back Of White Sox

Lonnie Chisenhall singled in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 7-6 win over Detroit, dealing the Tigers a crucial loss Sunday.

09/16/2012

Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder flips his bat after hitting a three-run home run in the 7th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tigers Cut White Sox Lead To 1 Game With 8-6 Win

Max Scherzer pitched six effective innings to earn his career-high 16th win, Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Wednesday night to move within a game of the AL Central lead.

09/12/2012

Jose Valverde celebrates the win over the White Sox Wednesday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Listen: Farmer & DJ Rip Jose Valverde Throughout 9th Inning

If you’ve ever listened to a White Sox radio broadcast on 670 The Score, it’s pretty obvious play-by-play man Ed Farmer isn’t Jose Valverde’s biggest fan.

670 The Score–09/12/2012

Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers winds up for a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox during a MLB game at Comerica Park on September 1, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Scherzer Dominates White Sox, Tigers Win 5-1

Max Scherzer allowed four hits in eight scoreless innings, and the Detroit Tigers pulled within a game of first place with a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.

09/01/2012

Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder celebrates a third inning home run with Delmon Young designated hitter while playing the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on May 6, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fielder Homers, Tigers Beat White Sox 3-1

Prince Fielder homered and Rick Porcello pitched impressively into the seventh inning to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

05/06/2012

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello pitches against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on April 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Both teams wore the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.  (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Laird Homers, Leads Tigers Over White Sox 5-2

Gerald Laird homered among his three hits to back a strong outing by Rick Porcello and lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the White Sox on Sunday, snapping Chicago’s four-game winning streak.

04/15/2012

Jose Valverde celebrates the win over the White Sox Wednesday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tigers Rally To Sweep Sox, Win 12th Straight

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen no longer sees the fight in his team. Paul Konerko doesn’t see it, either. The Chicago bullpen blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the White Sox 6-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Adam Dunn #32 of the Chicago White Sox hits a two-run home run in the 1st inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on July 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall To Verlander, Tigers 5-4

Justin Verlander got his 14th win and Wilson Betemit had a two-out, go-ahead single in the eighth inning Tuesday night as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 and increased their lead in the AL Central.

07/26/2011

Phil Humber #41 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 17, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Avoid Sweep, Beat White Sox 4-3

Ozzie Guillen kept his cool after his team let an early lead slip away, and he had a good reason for his optimistic outlook. By taking two of three from the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago White Sox showed they could compete with another AL Central contender.

07/17/2011

Chicago White Sox

White Sox Lose To Surging Tigers 7-3

Headed to the plate with the bases loaded in a tie game, Ryan Raburn would have been happy with a base hit. Instead, he drove the first pitch he saw from Jake Peavy into the left-field bullpen to stun the crowd at U.S. Cellular Field.

06/05/2011