Doug Fister

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home by Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning to end the game at Comerica Park on September 14, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Royals defeated the Tigers 1-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Fielder Out At Home In 9th, Royals Beat Tigers 1-0

Prince Fielder was thrown out at home plate to end the game, preserving Ervin Santana’s impressive outing and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 1-0 victory Saturday night over the Detroit Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–09/14/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks on after loading the base in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Verlander On His Season: ‘I Wouldn’t Call It Good’

All that improvement, and then … a game like Thursday.

CBS Detroit–08/23/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 7: Torii Hunter #48 celebrates with Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers after Cabrera hit a two run home run during the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers Outlast Indians 6-5 In 14 Innings

Even hours after Miguel Cabrera hit one of those home runs that define legends, the Tigers were still celebrating.

97.1 The Ticket–08/08/2013

Hernan Perez #26 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates scoring a fifth inning run with Andy Dirks #12 while playing the Philadelphia Phillies at Comerica Park on July 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers 2, Phillies 1

Alex Avila’s two-run double in the fifth inning put Detroit ahead, and Doug Fister pitched eight impressive innings for the Tigers in a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–07/26/2013

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, 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