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BOSTON, MA - MAY 18: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

To Dive Or Not To Dive? Austin Jackson Says He Plans To Do It More Often

Needless to say, Jackson’s catch was relegated to secondary status in the realm of highlights from Monday’s game.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 2:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run double in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Named American League Player Of The Week

Martinez batted .444 with three doubles, four homers, 11 RBI and six runs scored in seven games to grab his first-career weekly honor.

97.1 The Ticket–06/23/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Doug Fister # 58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals t Comerica Park on September 14, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Set New AL Strikeout Record, Approach MLB Record

The Tigers set a new American League record for strikeouts in a season: 1,384.

CBS Detroit–09/25/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers follows through on a game tying two run home run in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 9, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cabrera, Jackson Named AL Players Of The Week

The Detroit Tigers are 17-5 in the second half of the season, and two of the team’s players have been named American League Players of the Week: Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2013

DETROIT, MI - JULY 31: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning during the game against the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park on July 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers, AL Central On Fire Since All-Star Break

The American League Central often gets billed as a weak division. Not today.

97.1 The Ticket–08/02/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?

07/25/2013

Starting pitcher Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on July 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images/Jonathan Daniels)

Leach’s Lists: MLB Second Half Preview- American League

As we charge past the MLB All-Star break and look towards teams playoff runs, there are a lot if surprise teams, (Oakland, Cleveland, Pittsburgh) that showed us in the first half that they might have what it takes and a lot of teams we thought would be playing a lot better, (Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles Dodgers), that have some work to do.

97.1 The Ticket–07/24/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NL

With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?

07/11/2013

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers.  (File Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

$200 Million For Justin Verlander: Is He Worth It?

In the end, the Tigers didn’t really have much of a choice. They had to give their pitching ace Justin Verlander the richest contract ever awarded to a pitcher in Major League Baseball History. If they didn’t do it now, they faced the prospect of losing Verlander to free agency after next season, or being forced into a bidding war where they might have had to pay even more for him.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tigers Eager To Try For 2nd Straight pennant

The last two American League MVPs stood about 10 feet apart in a club at Comerica Park, each surrounded by a small pack of reporters.

97.1 The Ticket–01/25/2013

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