Tigers expect Miguel Cabrera to go to DL
The Tigers' slugger left Friday's game in the 4th inning when he injured his calf running to 2nd base. "I'm not optimistic at all," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "When Miggy says he can't play, it is serious, because Miggy plays through everything." An MRI showed no injury to his Achilles, but he will be examined again Saturday.
Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid was broken up when former Detroit teammate Ezequiel Carrera lined a single to left with one out in the eighth inning, and the Tigers held on to beat Toronto.
Final: Tigers 8, Blue Jays 6
Anibal Sanchez carried a no-hitter into the 8th inning, but he and the Tigers had to withstand a big Blue Jays' rally, eventually salvaging a win to snap their 3-game skid. Box score
Blue Jays' offense has exploded
After failing to register a hit through the first seven-plus innings, Toronto has five of them in the 8th inning. The Blue Jays have cut Detroit's lead from 8-0 to 8-6. And the Jays are still batting. Follow live
More no-hitter bad luck for Sanchez
For the third time since 2009, Anibal Sanchez took a no-hit bid into the 8th inning. And, for the third time, he wasn't able to complete it. The Tigers still lead the Blue Jays 8-1. Follow live
Carrera ends Sanchez's no-hit bid
Blue Jays LF Ezequiel Carrera singled with one out in the 8th to spoil Anibal Sanchez's attempt at a 2nd career no-hitter. The Tigers right-hander previously threw a no-no in 2006 with the Marlins. Follow live
Watch: Sanchez chasing 2nd no-hitter
Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez has held Toronto without a hit through 7 innings. He threw a no-no in 2006 while with the Marlins. Bonus coverage on ESPN, WatchESPN
Sanchez takes no-hitter into 8th
Seven innings have come and gone and the Blue Jays are still seeking their first hit against Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez (90 pitches, 5 K's, 2 BB). Detroit holds a 7-0 lead. Follow live
Sanchez working on no-hitter
Tigers RHP Anibal Sanchez hasn't allowed a hit to the Blue Jays into the 7th inning. Sanchez is bidding for his 2nd career no-hitter. Bonus coverage on ESPN, WatchESPN
Sanchez through 6 in no-hit bid
Tigers RHP Anibal Sanchez has now not allowed a hit through 6 innings vs. the Blue Jays. He's thrown 73 pitches, with 4 strikeouts and one walk. Detroit has given him a comfortable 7-0 lead. Follow live
The Tigers expect two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera to go on the disabled list for the first time in his career.
Sanchez no-hitting Jays through 5
Detroit's Anibal Sanchez has yet to allow a hit tonight against Toronto. The right-hander has thrown 65 pitches through 5 innings and walked one. Sanchez threw a no-hitter in 2006 while with the Marlins. Follow live
Miguel Cabrera suffers injury
The Tigers slugger left tonight's game after suffering an apparent leg injury on the base paths. He was grabbing his left thigh as he exited. Cabrera was replaced by pinch runner Andrew Romine. Follow live
Just Miggy being Miggy
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has 100-plus RBIs in each of the last 11 seasons. He added another to this season's total (54) with a run-scoring single in the 1st off Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison. Follow live
The Detroit Tigers have designated veteran relievers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment and activated catcher Alex Avila off the disabled list.
Joba Chamberlain DFA'd by Tigers
The reliever was 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA in 30 appearances with Detroit this season. The Tigers' bullpen ranks 22nd in the majors this season with a 3.82 ERA. Tom Gorzelanny (6.38 ERA) was also designated for assignment.
Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings in a rare victory over the Detroit Tigers as the Pittsburgh Pirates finished a three-game sweep with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon.
Cabrera, Iglesias AL All-Star Starters?
Our six ESPN MLB contributors appear to think the Tigers pair deserves the recognition. Miguel Cabrera was their unanimous selection at first base, and Jose Iglesias received five votes at shortstop. ESPN's AL All-Stars
Detroit's Victor Martinez believes the plunking from Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole was intentional and retaliatory.
Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.
Keith Law: Is J.D. Martinez an All-Star?
J.D. Martinez comes off a great 2014 season and is performing well again this year, but his overall track record isn't as good as other AL outfielders. Some belong, others don't (Insider)
Neil Walker homered twice, including a two-run shot in a five-run third, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Wednesday night.
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Earned Run Average4.1624th
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