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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 06: Prince Fielder #28 and Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers look to the first base umpire for a call against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Slipping Starters Put Pressure On Bullpen

The bottom line is that Detroit starters have lasted just five innings or fewer in four of the last five games.

The last five starting pitching performances might have stripped some of that confidence – and with good reason.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2013

Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) FILE

Detroit Wraps Up Series Against Rangers

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS)  - Based on Doug Fister’s short, but telling, road history in Texas, the Rangers should feel confident they can get the best of another Detroit Tigers starting pitcher. The surging Rangers look to […]

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2013

Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Comerica Park on April 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers-Nationals Preview 5-9-13

Dan Haren, much like his Washington Nationals, has used a recent surge to bounce back from a less-than-ideal start.

97.1 The Ticket–05/09/2013

HOUSTON - MAY 03: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros as catcher Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros looks on at Minute Maid Park on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Avila’s 2-Run HR In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Astros

Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2013

Doug Fister of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Doug Fister’s ERA Shaves Some Points

The Tigers announced Monday that starter Doug Fister was not charged for two questionable runs in Sunday’s no-decision against the Angels, MLive.com reports.

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2013

Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers.  (Elsa/Getty Images) File.

Tigers Look Avoid Sweep

If the Los Angeles Angels are to complete another home sweep of the Detroit Tigers, they’ll likely need to be the first opponent this season to get the best of Doug Fister.

97.1 The Ticket–04/21/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 24: Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers-Mariners Preview 4-16-13

Aaron Harang faces a difficult task against the top hitting team in baseball as he makes his debut for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–04/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 11: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammate Miguel Cabrera #24 after scoring on the single by teammate Torii Hunter #48 during the second inning of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park on April 11, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Rout Blue Jays 11-1 In The Cold

Miguel Cabrera tripled, scored twice and even stole a base, and the Detroit Tigers knocked Josh Johnson out of the game with a five-run second inning en route to an 11-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

97.1 The Ticket–04/11/2013

Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Fister, Moore Sharp In Tie Between Rays and Tigers

Fister gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings for the Detroit Tigers in a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in the exhibition finale for both teams on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/30/2013

Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Fister Works Into 5th Inning, Tigers Beat Mets 9-4

Doug Fister did all he could to keep the ball in the park on a blustery day at Tradition Field.

97.1 The Ticket–03/24/2013

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