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Tigers Crushed by White Sox 3-12

Today was not Anibal Sanchez' day. It was, in fact, his worst day on the mound to date. The Tigers lose to the Chicago White Sox12-3. Read more...

Mrazek Shines In Game 1 VS Bolts

Petr Mrazek and the Red Wings earned a 3-2 win in Game 1 on Thursday night in Tampa. Mrazek kicked aside 44 shots in his Stanley Cup playoff debut and Datsyuk scored two goals for Detroit. Mrazek was 16-9-2 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 29 regular-season games. Luke Glendening also scored for the Red Wings. The Lightning outshot Detroit, 46-14. The Red Wings also killed all seven Lightning power plays. Game 2 is on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Tampa. Read more...

Tigers Start Ten Game Homestand

The Tigers and White Sox will open a three game set this afternoon in the Motor City. David Price will get the start for Detroit, while Jeff Samardzija heads to the mound for Chicago. Price has gone 14 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run to begin the season. At 8-and-1, the Tigers are one game ahead of the Royals for the top spot in the AL Central. The White Sox are 4 ½ games out. The Tigers, who will play their next ten games at home, finished 5-and-1 on their six-game road trip through Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Read more...

Pistons End The Season With A Win

The Pistons ended the NBA regular season on Wednesday with a 112-90 win against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. At 32-and-50, Detroit missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year. The Knicks (17-64) finished with the second-worst record in the NBA. Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 11 assists for the Pistons, while Andre Drummond added 17 points and 12 rebounds. Tayshaun Prince did not play in the final two games. He is not likely to return to Detroit next season. Greg Monroe said his free agency this summer will "not be prolonged." Read more...

Verlander Reports Shoulder Fatigue

Justin Verlander remains out after straining his right triceps nearly three weeks ago. Verlander threw 45 pitches over three innings in a simulated game on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. The righty said the session ended early because of shoulder fatigue, not pain. Manager Brad Ausmus said they'll make sure Verlander feels healthy today before taking the next step in rehab. Another simulated game or a Minor League start are options. Kyle Lobstein took Verlander's rotation spot on Sunday in Cleveland. Verlander has been sidelined since he left his fourth spring training start on March 27 against Toronto. Read more...

Red Wings And Bolts Tonight In Game 1

The Red Wings and Lightning will play Game 1 of their quarterfinal series tonight in Tampa. The Bolts won three of four against Detroit during the regular season. Rookie Petr Mrazek will get the start in goal for the Red Wings. Forward Justin Abdelkader is questionable because of a hand injury. Abdelkader skated in a non-contact jersey in practice on Wednesday. Coach Mike Babcock said he would play Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg together if Abdelkader can’t go tonight. The Red Wings went 7-10-3 over their final 20 games of the regular season. Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop will make his playoff debut. The 2013-14 Vezina Trophy finalist suffered a dislocated elbow last season and missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Read more...

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of Murder

The fate of Aaron Hernandez has been decided as a jury has found the former New England Patriot guilt of first degree murder. Read more...

George Johnson Traded To The Bucs

The Lions have traded George Johnson to the Buccaneers. The teams will swap late-round picks in the deal for the defensive end. The move comes after Detroit contested Tampa Bay's offer sheet for the restricted free agent, asking for clarification on the terms of the deal. Johnson, who had a career high six sacks last season with Detroit, will reportedly get a three-year, $9 million deal with Tampa Bay. Johnson originally signed with the Bucs in May 2010, has also played with the Vikings. Read more...

Tigers VS Pirates Tonight In Pitt

The Tigers and Pirates will end their three game interleague series tonight in Pittsburgh. They have split the first two. Alfredo Simon will get the start for Detroit, while the Bucs hand the ball to Francisco Liriano. Simon owns a 3-4 record and 3.50 ERA in 18 games against the Pirates. Liriano is 5-9 with a 5.82 ERA in 25 games (18 starts) against Detroit. Miguel Cabrera is 9-for-32 off Liriano, but with three doubles, two home runs, eight walks and eight strikeouts. The Tigers and Pirates will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with all players wearing the number 42 in honor of the anniversary of Robinson's Major League debut in 1947. Read more...

Tigers And Pirates Tonight In Pittsburgh

The Tigers three-game interleague series with the Pirates will continue tonight in Pittsburgh. Righty Shane Greene will get the start for Detroit, while Pittsburgh will counter with A.J. Burnett. Greene threw eight scoreless innings in his season debut against the Twins on Thursday. He faced the Pirates in Spring Training and gave up three runs, two earned, over 3 2/3 innings. Burnett is 6-2 with a 5.19 ERA in 11 career starts against the Tigers. Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday. Cabrera hit .520 (13-for-25) with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs. Cabrera went 2-for-4 in a 5-4 loss to the Pirates on Monday. Read more...