7/1/2015 | Tigers lament pitching woes against Pirates
Earlier this season, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus called Alfredo Simon the most consistent pitcher in his rotation. Not anymore. The Pirates tallied 21 total on the night -- a season-high -- in a 9-3 loss at Comerica Park.
7/1/2015 | Wilson becoming an important piece for Tigers bullpen
The 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief was, by all accounts, an atypical outing, even for a long reliever. But that has become the norm for Alex Wilson, who has pitched in nearly every situation imaginable this year -- from starting, to eating up middle innings, to ameliorating high-pressure situations.
7/1/2015 | Ausmus not concerned about hit-by-pitches
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus agrees with Victor Martinez -- both believe Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole plunked Detroit's designated hitter intentionally on Tuesday night. But, in Ausmus' opinion, that's yesterday's news, and he doesn't plan on giving it much thought during the remainder of the series. "I moved on the inning after it, so I'm not concerned about it," he said Wednesday afternoon.
7/1/2015 | Walker leads Bucs' 21-hit attack in win over Tigers
Second baseman Neil Walker's two-homer night propelled the Pirates to a season-high 21 hits as the Buccos topped the Tigers, 9-3, on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
7/1/2015 | Liriano, Ryan face off in matinee in Detroit
Southpaw Kyle Ryan once again steps out of the Tigers' bullpen to make his fourth start of the season; he lost his only decision as a starter and allowed 14 hits in 17 innings. He will be opposed by veteran lefty Francisco Liriano, who is 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA in his last seven starts.
7/1/2015 | V-Mart unhappy with hit-by-pitch
Victor Martinez isn't happy with right-hander Gerrit Cole and the Pirates after he believed he was intentionally hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of the Tigers' 5-4 loss on Tuesday at Comerica Park.