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1 hr ago | Detroit Tigers
The Rays made a remarkable run to get back to within striking distance in the American League playoff chase, but after blowing a four-run lead en route to an 8-6, extra-innings loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night, Tampa Bay finds itself seven games back in the Wild Card race.
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3 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour tips his hat after being taken out of the baseball game against the Detroit Tigers during the 11th inning Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
7 hrs ago | Detroit Tigers
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Outfielder Andy Dirks has yet to play for the Tigers this season, fighting an assortment of injuries.
Six months ago, under the blue skies of central Florida, describing the situation the Tigers have put themselves in today would have earned laughter and eye rolling.
Standing in front of his locker on Sunday, discussing the Rays' upcoming series against the Tigers at Tropicana Field, Chris Archer feigned confusion as the inevitable topic was brought up.
'We don't ever want to face Felix; nobody ever wants to face him. You never hear a player say, 'Man, I really want to face Felix.'
After scraping together just six runs in losing three of four games to the New York Yankees this week, the Detroit Tigers rediscovered their offense at just the right time.
The Tigers and Blue Jays will begin one of the more important series between the two teams in recent memory Friday night in Toronto.
Jim Johnson was expected to be on a flight to Detroit Thursday afternoon and is scheduled to pitch an inning here on Friday.
Toledo -- Andy Dirks is here, but he won't be in the lineup for another day or two.
Updated: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:19 pm
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