Latest C.J. Cron News

Tigers shutting down prospects Manning, Faedo

Aug. 27, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are shutting down pitching prospects Matt Manning and Alex Faedo because of forearm issues. General manager Al Avila said Thursday the team isn't too concerned about the injuries, which he described as forearm muscle strains. Manning and Faedo were first-round draft picks...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber throws against the Detroit Tigers in the third fourth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Bieber sharp again, Indians beat Tigers for 19th time in row

Aug. 15, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Shane Bieber dominated once again, striking out 11 in seven scoreless innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the 19th straight time, winning 3-1 Saturday night Cleveland's winning streak against one opponent is the longest since the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas...

Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones celebrates his two-run inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Top prospects still absent, but Tigers are competitive

Aug. 13, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire's Detroit Tigers sensed an opportunity this season — and these last few weeks have shown why. Detroit is 9-7 and in second place in the AL Central, 1 1/2 games out of first. It may not sound like much, but the Tigers are now more than a quarter of the way through their...

Chicago White Sox' Jose Abreu (79), Tim Anderson, right, and Edwin Encarnacion react after they all scored on teammate Luis Robert's double to right field during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Anderson, Robert lead White Sox past Tigers 7-5

Aug. 12, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — From the first plate appearance of the game, Tim Anderson made this a long day for the opposing pitchers. Anderson homered to cap a 10-pitch at-bat leading off the first inning, and Luis Robert added a bases-clearing double in the fifth to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the...

Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez (74) celebrates his three-run home run with Edwin Encarnacion (23) during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

White Sox break through early, beat Tigers 8-4

Aug. 11, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped Detroit's four-game wining streak with an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the White Sox, who won for only the second time in seven games. Austin Romine...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris, left, dives to tag out Chicago White Sox's Danny Mendick, center, as first baseman C.J. Cron (26) lies injured on the field in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Tigers put Cron on IL with left knee sprain

Aug. 11, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers put first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left knee sprain. Cron exited Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning. He was hurt on a freak play in which a hard-hit ball by Danny Mendick bounced off him and was...

Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones celebrates his two-run inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Tigers win 4th straight, 5-1 over White Sox

Aug. 10, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones hit an inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers breezed to their fourth straight victory, 5-1 over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Niko Goodrum homered and had four hits for the Tigers, who handed Chicago its fifth loss in six games. Detroit...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris, left, dives to tag out Chicago White Sox's Danny Mendick, center, as first baseman C.J. Cron (26) lies injured on the field in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Cron exits with knee injury after being hit by grounder

Aug. 10, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers first baseman C.J. Cron exited Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox with a left knee injury. Cron was struck by Danny Mendick's hard-hit grounder in the fourth inning and stayed down for a while. He eventually walked off with some assistance. Detroit pitcher Daniel Norris...

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, right celebrates with Jonathan Schoop after driving him in with a two run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. This was the second of four home run Pirates starter Derek Holland gave in the Tigers five run first. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tigers hit 4 homers in 1st inning, drill Pirates 11-5

Aug. 8, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe the Detroit Tigers should get four unexpected days off more often. Or maybe they should just face a pitching staff in tatters. Either way, Detroit's struggling offense has found traction in Pittsburgh. Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer Candelario all hit home runs...

Detroit Tigers' Niko Goodrum (28) slides into second with an RBI double as the throw from Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Cole Tucker heads to second baseman Erik Gonzalez (2) in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The hit drove in two runs. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tigers outslug Pirates 17-13 in 11 innings after layoff

Aug. 8, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-13 in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting lineup batting under...