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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.

2019 Detroit Tigers
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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
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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.[1] 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.[2] Gibson was also named special assistant to the general manager on January 28.[3] Shepard will sit out 17 games, with Morris, Gibson, Petry and field reporter/studio analyst Craig Monroe sharing his duties during those games.[4]

Roster movesEdit

ReleasesEdit

  • On October 3, infielder Dixon Machado elected free agency.[5] On December 3, he first signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins with an invitation to spring training.[6] Machado ended up signing a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs on March 30 after being released by the Marlins at the end of spring training.[7]

SigningsEdit

Season standingsEdit

American League CentralEdit

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 58 34 0.630 28–15 30–19
Cleveland Indians 52 40 0.565 6 27–20 25–20
Chicago White Sox 42 48 0.467 15 25–20 17–28
Kansas City Royals 33 62 0.347 26½ 19–29 14–33
Detroit Tigers 29 60 0.326 27½ 12–32 17–28

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 3–7 3–3 3–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–6 2–10 1–6 1–3 4–8 1–2 4–5 2–6
Boston 7–3 5–2 1–2 5–2 2–4 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–6 4–3 4–3 4–5 2–2 8–5 3–5
Chicago 3–3 2–5 7–5 5–3 2–2 8–5 0–0 2–4 4–3 0–3 1–2 0–3 1–2 4–3 3–5
Cleveland 4–3 2–1 5–7 9–1 2–2 5–4 0–0 4–5 2–1 1–5 5–1 1–3 2–2 4-0 6–5
Detroit 2–1 2–5 3–5 1–9 0–3 7–5 1–2 3–6 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 5–13
Houston 2–1 4–2 2–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 4–2 3–4 4–3 7–1 9–1 1–3 8–6 2–1 6–7
Kansas City 0–0 0–3 5–8 4–5 5–7 1–2 2–4 3–6 2–5 0–0 2–5 3–4 2–5 1–3 3–5
Los Angeles 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–4 4–2 1–5 1–3 5–9 8–8 2–2 7–6 6–1 9–4
Minnesota 6–0 1–2 4–2 5–4 6–3 4–3 6–3 5–1 1–2 1–2 5–2 5–2 2–1 4–3 3–4
New York 10–2 6–1 3–4 1–2 1–2 3–4 5–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 9–5 0–0 6–3 7–5
Oakland 6–1 3–4 3–0 5–1 3–0 1–7 0–0 9–5 2–1 0–0 6–7 4–3 6–3 0–6 5–3
Seattle 3–1 3–4 2–1 1–5 0–0 1–9 5–2 8–8 2–5 1–3 7–6 0–0 3–7 0–0 3–7
Tampa Bay 8–4 5–4 3–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 4–3 2–2 2–5 5–9 3–4 0–0 2–1 5–1 9–4
Texas 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–0 6–8 5–2 6–7 1–2 0–0 3–6 7–3 1–2 2–1 8–7
Toronto 5–4 5–8 3–4 0–4 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–6 3–4 3–6 6–0 0–0 1–2 1–5 2–11

Updated with the results of all games through July 15, 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.[39]
  • 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.[40]

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.[41][42]
  • 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.[43]
  • 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.[39][44][45]
  • 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.[46]
  • 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.[47]
  • 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.[48]
  • 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.[49]

HittingEdit

Game logEdit

2019 Game Log: 29–60 (Home: 12–32; Away: 17–28)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Tigers team member

Notes:

  • a The game was suspended due to rain in the bottom of seventh inning with the score 3–5 in favor of the Athletics. It is scheduled to be completed on September 6 prior to the regularly scheduled September 6 game in Oakland. The Tigers will be designated the "home" team.[55]
  • b The game was played at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.[56]

Current rosterEdit

Detroit Tigers roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list


25 active, 15 inactive

  7- or 10-day injured list
  Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated July 16, 2019
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All MLB rosters

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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