Jose Valverde

New Starter Wins First as a Tiger
Starter Doug Fister picked up his first win as a Detroit Tiger last night.  The Tigers took their second in a row against the Texas Rangers, 5 – 4.  Fister allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits in seven innings.  Jose Valverde got his 30th save in as many attempts this s…
JV, Tigers Beat the Chisox in Crucial Matchup
Starter Justin Verlander picked up his 14th victory of the season, as the Tigers came back to beat the Chicago White Sox, 5 – 4.  JV gave up two 2-run homers through eight innings of work, with Jose Valverde closing out the ninth inning...
Tigers Beat Indians to take First Place
The Tigers were the recipients of good pitching from starter Max Scherzer and relief pitchers Al Albuquerque, Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde in route to a 6 – 2 win over Cleveland.  The Tigers also picked up back to back homers from Jhonny Peralta and Ryan Raburn to break the game open …
Tigers win … but still don’t hit!
The Tigers managed to snap a five game losing streak by salvaging a win from their weekend series against the Pittsburg Pirates yesterday.  Starter Rick Porcello tossed eight innings while allowing only one hit before giving way to closer Jose Valverde...
Tigers Continue Their Winning Ways
Detroit Tiger starter Brad Penny tossed seven and 2/3’s innings in beating the Toronto Blue Jays for the second straight day.  Final score … 5 -2.   Austin Jackson hit a tiebreaking home run and reliever Jose Valverde struck out the side in the ninth for se…
Tigers Lose Seventh Game in a Row
It’s starting to sound like a broken record.  The Detroit Tigers continue to struggle at the plate and with their relief pitching.  Last night it was Jose Valverde’s turn to give up late inning runs to an opponent.  The New York Yankees beat the Tigers …
Another Walk-off Win For Tigers!
The Tigers took the second game in two days with a walk-off run in the bottom on the ninth inning yesterday at Comerica Park.  The Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 3 – 2 with a ninth inning home run by third baseman Brandon Inge.  Relief pitcher Jose Valverde (2-0) pitched a scoreless t…
Tiger Pitchers and Catchers Report This Weekend
The Tigers equipment guys are on the way to Lakeland, Fla. The first workout for pitchers and catchers comes Monday.  Clubhouse manager Jim Schmakel said it would take two days to load the trucks. Driver Bob MacDonald said he would need 22 hours over two days to reach Joker Marchant Stadium, a …