Seattle Mariners name Lloyd McClendon manager

SEATTLE, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon has been hired to manage the Seattle Mariners, the team announced Tuesday.

Baseball's All-Star Game set for Tuesday

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Baseball's All-Star Game will be played for the 84th time Tuesday with players from the National League seeking their fourth consecutive victory.
Colorful closer Jose Valverde returning to Detroit Tigers

Colorful closer Jose Valverde returning to Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- Former closer Jose Valverde will make a return to Detroit after agreeing to one-year contract with the Tigers Wednesday.
Tigers extend Leyland's contract

Tigers extend Leyland's contract

DETROIT, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland was given a contract extension through the 2012 season, the American League team said Monday.

MLB: Boston 5, Detroit 4

BOSTON, July 31 (UPI) -- David Ortiz lined a bases-clearing, three-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to give the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 comeback win over Detroit.
Tigers release Gary Sheffield

Tigers release Gary Sheffield

LAKELAND, Fla., March 31 (UPI) -- Outfielder Gary Sheffield, a nine-time All-Star who has 499 career home runs, was released Tuesday by the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Detroit 3

CLEVELAND, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo had two hits and two RBI each Saturday to lead Cleveland's 6-3 win over Detroit, its fifth win in a row.

MLB: Detroit 4, Kansas City 2

DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera knocked in three runs Sunday, one with a two-run, sixth-inning homer, lifting Detroit to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: LA Angels 1, Detroit 0 (12 inn.)

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Detroit reliever Bobby Seay walked Garret Anderson with the bases loaded in the 12th Monday, allowing the only run in a 1-0 LA Angels win over the Tigers.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Detroit 4

DETROIT, May 23 (UPI) -- Kevin Slowey threw six innings of shutout ball Friday to win for the first time this season and the Minnesota Twins held on late to defeat Detroit 9-4.

MLB: LA Angels 10, Detroit 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Garret Anderson's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run eighth inning Saturday afternoon as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat Detroit, 10-3.

Tigers place Marcus Thames on the DL

MINNEAPOLIS, July 19 (UPI) -- The Detroit Tigers Thursday placed outfielder Marcus Thames on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled left hamstring.

Pitchers Haren, Peavy get All-Star starts

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9 (UPI) -- Two California pitchers -- Oakland's Dan Haren and San Diego's Jake Peavy -- were selected to be the starters for the All-Star Game in San Francisco.

Bard, Sheffield appeal suspensions

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- San Diego Padres catcher Josh Bard and Detroit Tigers right-fielder Gary Sheffield have appealed three-game suspensions after separate incidents Thursday.

Rodriguez, Jeter lead AL voting

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and Boston's David Ortiz paced the voting Wednesday in the initial AL All-Star balloting results.
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