Surprising Pirates seek two-game sweep of Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to veteran left-hander Martin Perez as they try to complete a two-game series sweep of the visiting Detroit Tigers on Tuesday afternoon. Perez (1-0, 2.45 ERA), who went 10-4 with a 4.45 ERA last season while helping pitch the Texas Rangers to their first World Series crown, will be making his third start with the Pirates. He comes in off a 7-4 win at Washington on Thursday during which he

Jack Flaherty looks to lead Tigers to series win vs. A’s

Jack Flaherty made a strong impression in his debut with the Detroit Tigers. Flaherty, a right-hander, will look to build off that performance when he starts the finale of a three-game home series against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon. Detroit added Flaherty on a one-year, $14 million contract to fortify its rotation. Flaherty, who made a combined 27 starts for St. Louis and Baltimore last season, held the Chicago White Sox to one run

Tarik Skubal starts Tigers’ home opener vs. punchless A’s

Tarik Skubal got the honor of starting the Detroit Tigers’ season opener. Thanks to some inclement weather and a rotation adjustment, the hard-throwing left-hander will also start the Tigers’ home opener on Friday afternoon. Skubal, who tossed six scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox on March 28, will face the Oakland Athletics in the first game of a weekend series. Skubal (1-0, 0.00 ERA) was supposed to make his second start in New York

Tigers, Mets try it again after consecutive rainouts

The Detroit Tigers won the first game of their series against the New York Mets on Monday night. Mother Nature was the unquestioned winner the next two days. After consecutive postponements due to non-stop rain in the New York area, the Mets and Tigers are slated to complete their three-game series with a doubleheader Thursday afternoon. The first game will start at 12:10 p.m. and the second game will follow 30 minutes after the final

Tigers, Mets hope weather doesn’t stand in their way again

The Detroit Tigers and New York Mets don’t have much in common so far this season. But they were both foiled by Mother Nature on Tuesday — and might be at the mercy of the weather again on Wednesday night. The Tigers and Mets will attempt to resume their scheduled three-game series Wednesday, when Detroit is slated to visit New York in the middle game of the set. Tigers right-hander Casey Mize is scheduled to

Casey Mize back for unbeaten Tigers to face winless Mets

Persistence finally paid off in the 10th inning Monday night for the Detroit Tigers, who are one of just two remaining unbeaten teams in the American League. A reward has yet to arrive for the New York Mets, who are in the midst of their worst start in 19 years. The Tigers will look to extend their season-opening winning streak to five, and the Mets (0-4) will aim to get into the win column Tuesday

Mets still seeking first win as they host 3-0 Tigers

The Detroit Tigers saw some evidence their long rebuild might be nearing its completion during a season-opening sweep of the Chicago White Sox. The New York Mets have to hope being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers isn’t a sign their retooling effort will take far longer than expected. The Tigers will look to remain perfect and the Mets will attempt to earn their first win Monday night, when Detroit visits New York in the opener

Newcomers take center stage for Tigers, White Sox

New Detroit Tigers right-hander Jack Flaherty thrives on repetition. It starts with his mechanics and ideally influences his results. After enjoying a strong spring training with the Tigers, Flaherty hopes to translate that success to the regular season. He’ll get his first chance Sunday afternoon as the visiting Tigers try for a series sweep of the Chicago White Sox. Detroit edged Chicago 1-0 Thursday on Opening Day before earning a 7-6 win in 10 innings

Colt Keith, Tigers chasing additional success vs. White Sox

Detroit Tigers rookie second baseman Colt Keith struggled to sleep on the eve of his major league debut on Thursday. With that game — and first career hit — under his belt, Keith will look to keep producing on Saturday afternoon as the visiting Tigers vie for a series win over the Chicago White Sox. Detroit prevailed 1-0 in Thursday’s opener, as the Tigers’ Tarik Skubal outdueled Chicago counterpart Garrett Crochet in a game that