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The 2019 Detroit Tigers season is the team's 119th season. This is the team's second year under manager Ron Gardenhire. They were officially eliminated from playoff contention on August 24, 2019.[1] It is also their first season with over 100 losses since 2003.

2019 Detroit Tigers
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Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Christopher Ilitch; Ilitch family trust
General manager(s)Al Avila
Manager(s)Ron Gardenhire
Local televisionFox Sports Detroit
(Matt Shepard, Kirk Gibson, Jack Morris)
Local radioDetroit Tigers Radio Network
(Dan Dickerson, Jim Price)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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Announcer changesEdit

Beginning this season, Fox Sports Detroit television announcers Mario Impemba and Rod Allen, who had been together since 2003, will no longer be in the broadcast booth. Their contracts were not renewed due to an alleged physical altercation that occurred after the game on September 4, 2018.[2] On January 14, 2019, veteran sportscaster Matt Shepard was named play-by-play man, former Tigers teammates Kirk Gibson and Jack Morris were named color commentators, and Dan Petry was hired as a second studio analyst.[3] Gibson was also named special assistant to the general manager on January 28.[4] Shepard will sit out 17 games, with Morris, Gibson, Petry and field reporter/studio analyst and former Tiger Craig Monroe sharing his duties during those games.[5]

Roster movesEdit

ReleasesEdit

SigningsEdit

TradesEdit

Season standingsEdit

American League CentralEdit

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 96 60 0.615 46–35 50–25
Cleveland Indians 92 64 0.590 4 49–32 43–32
Chicago White Sox 68 87 0.439 27½ 35–39 33–48
Kansas City Royals 57 100 0.363 39½ 29–47 28–53
Detroit Tigers 46 109 0.297 49½ 22–56 24–53


American League Wild CardEdit

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Houston Astros 102 54 0.654
New York Yankees 102 55 0.650
Minnesota Twins 96 60 0.615


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 94 62 0.603 +1½
Tampa Bay Rays 93 64 0.592
Cleveland Indians 92 64 0.590 ½
Boston Red Sox 81 75 0.519 11½
Texas Rangers 75 81 0.481 17½
Los Angeles Angels 70 86 0.449 22½
Chicago White Sox 68 87 0.439 24
Seattle Mariners 66 90 0.423 26½
Toronto Blue Jays 64 93 0.408 29
Kansas City Royals 57 100 0.363 36
Baltimore Orioles 51 106 0.325 42
Detroit Tigers 46 109 0.297 46


Record against opponentsEdit

2019 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 5–11 3–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 3–3 4–3 0–6 2–17 1–6 3–4 7–12 1–6 7–10 7–13
Boston 11–5 5–2 3–3 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–3 3–3 5–14 4–3 4–3 7–12 2–2 11–8 10–10
Chicago 3–3 2–5 9–7 10–5 4–3 9–10 2–5 6–13 4–3 1–5 2–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 6–14
Cleveland 4–3 3–3 7–9 18–1 3–4 12–7 6–0 10–9 4–3 1–5 5–1 1–6 4–3 6–1 8–9
Detroit 4–3 2–5 5–10 1–18 1–6 10–9 3–3 5–11 3–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 0–6 3–4 5–15
Houston 4–2 4–2 3–4 4–3 6–1 5–1 11–4 3–4 4–3 11–8 16–1 3–4 13–6 4–2 11–9
Kansas City 3–3 1–5 10–9 7–12 9–10 1–5 2–4 4–12 2–5 2–5 2–5 3–4 2–5 1–6 8–10
Los Angeles 3–4 3–4 5–2 0–6 3–3 4–11 4–2 1–5 2–5 5–12 10–9 3–4 9–10 6–1 12–8
Minnesota 6–0 3–3 13–6 9–10 11–5 4–3 12–4 5–1 2–4 3–4 5–2 5–2 6–1 4–3 8–12
New York 17–2 14–5 3–4 3–4 3–3 3–4 5–2 5–2 4–2 2–4 6–1 12–5 2–1 11–8 12–8
Oakland 6–1 3–4 5–1 5–1 6–1 8–11 5–2 12–5 4–3 4–2 8–7 4–3 13–6 0–6 11–9
Seattle 4–3 3–4 4–2 1–5 6–1 1–16 5–2 9–10 2–5 1–6 7–8 2–4 8–11 4–2 9–11
Tampa Bay 12–7 12–7 4–2 6–1 4–2 4–3 4–3 4–3 2–5 5–12 3–4 4–2 3–3 12–4 14–6
Texas 6–1 2–2 3–4 3–4 6–0 6–13 5–2 10–9 1–6 1–2 6–13 11–8 3–3 3–3 9–11
Toronto 10–7 8–11 3–4 1–6 4–3 2–4 6–1 1–6 3–4 8–11 6–0 2–4 4–12 3–3 3–17

Updated with the results of all games through September 23, 2019.


Season highlightsEdit

Team accomplishmentsEdit

  • On April 3, the Tigers became the third team since 1900 to win at least four of its first seven games when scoring a combined 12-or-fewer runs, joining the 1913 Philadelphia Phillies and the 1971 New York Mets.[49]
  • On April 4 against the Kansas City Royals, the Tigers won the game while recording more walks (7) than hits (6). The Tigers scored twice in the seventh inning without recording one hit, as they drew four consecutive walks, followed by a sacrifice fly.[50]
  • On August 21 against the Houston Astros, the Tigers closed as +435 underdogs at Caesars Sportsbook, making their 2–1 victory over the Astros the largest upset in MLB in the past 15 seasons.[51][52]

Individual accomplishmentsEdit

PitchingEdit

  • On March 28 against the Toronto Blue Jays, Jordan Zimmermann took a perfect game into the seventh inning, before allowing a two-out infield single to Teoscar Hernández.[53][54]
  • On March 31 against the Toronto Blue Jays, Matt Moore took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, before a one-out single by Richard Ureña ruined the no-hit bid.[55]
  • On April 3 against the New York Yankees, Matthew Boyd recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts. Boyd posted 10 strikeouts in his first start, becoming the first Tigers pitcher since 1908 to start the season with consecutive double-digit strikeout games. Boyd also set a record for the most strikeouts by a visiting pitcher at the current Yankee Stadium. His 13 strikeouts were the most by a Tigers pitcher since Max Scherzer recorded 14 in August 2014.[49][56][57]
  • On April 4 against the Kansas City Royals, Spencer Turnbull recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts. With Boyd's 13 strikeouts the day before, this marked the first time that Tigers pitchers had double-digit strikeouts in consecutive games since Rick Porcello and Aníbal Sánchez in 2014.[58]
  • On April 7 against the Kansas City Royals, Shane Greene became the first pitcher in Major League history to earn seven saves in his team's first 10 games since saves became an official MLB statistic in 1969.[59]
  • On April 10 against the Cleveland Indians, Shane Greene extended his saves record, becoming the first pitcher in Major League history to earn eight saves in his team's first 12 games since 1969.[60]
  • On July 4 against the Chicago White Sox, Matthew Boyd became the first pitcher in the live-ball era to record 13 strikeouts and zero walks in six innings or fewer in a game.[61]

HittingEdit

Game logEdit

2019 Game Log: 46–109 (Home: 22–56; Away: 24–53)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Tigers team member

Notes:

  • a The May 19 game in Detroit against Oakland was suspended due to rain in the bottom of seventh inning with the score 3–5 in favor of the Athletics. It was completed on September 6 prior to the regularly scheduled game that evening in Oakland. The Tigers were designated the "home" team for the makeup date.[67]
  • b The game was played at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.[68]

Current rosterEdit

Detroit Tigers roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Pitchers


Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list


33 active, 7 inactive

  7- or 10-day injured list
  Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated September 18, 2019
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Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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