2012 Detroit Tigers
American League Champions
American League Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record88–74 (.543)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Mike Ilitch
General manager(s)Dave Dombrowski
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionFox Sports Detroit
(Mario Impemba, Rod Allen)
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(Dan Dickerson, Jim Price)
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The 2012 Detroit Tigers season was the team's 112th season. On October 1, the Tigers clinched the AL Central title, the club's first repeat title since 19341935.[1] They finished the regular season 88–74. They defeated the Oakland Athletics in the American League Divisional Series, 3 games to 2.[2] It was the Tigers' second consecutive ALDS win. The Tigers went on to sweep the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series[3] before being swept themselves by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.[4]

Roster moves

Releases

Key injuries

Signings and key returns

The Tigers signed free agent first baseman Prince Fielder on January 24.
The Tigers signed free agent first baseman Prince Fielder on January 24.

Trades

Delmon Young's arrest

On April 27, 2012, an intoxicated Delmon Young was arrested for third-degree assault and an "aggravated harassment hate crime" in New York City after a confrontation with a group of Jewish tourists in which he made antisemitic remarks outside of their hotel before a series against the Yankees. Later in the day, Young issued a statement apologizing for his actions. On April 30, Young was suspended without pay for seven games, and ordered to undergo therapy.[27]

Individual accomplishments

All-Stars

The Tigers sent three players to the All-Star Game: pitcher Justin Verlander (fifth appearance), third baseman Miguel Cabrera (seventh appearance, third with the Tigers), and first baseman Prince Fielder (fourth appearance, first with the Tigers). Fielder was voted in as a starter,[38] and won the Home Run Derby with 28 home runs, the second time in his career and his first with the Tigers.[39] Fielder also won a Silver Slugger Award.[32]

Standings

2012 American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543 50–31 38–43
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 3 45–36 40–41
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 16 37–44 35–46
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 20 37–44 31–50
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 22 31–50 35–46


2012 American League Playoff Teams

Division Winners W L Pct.
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543
Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 93 69 0.574
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 4
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 8
Seattle Mariners 75 87 0.463 18
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 20
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 21
Boston Red Sox 69 93 0.426 24
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 25
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27

Game log

Regular season

2012 game log (88–74)
April (11–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
1 April 5 Red Sox W 3–2 Valverde (1–0) Melancon (0–1) 45,027 1–0
2 April 7 Red Sox W 10–0 Below (1–0) Beckett (0–1) 44,710 2–0
3 April 8 Red Sox W 13–12 (11) Below (2–0) Melancon (0–2) 30,788 3–0
4 April 10 Rays W 5–2 Coke (1–0) McGee (0–1) Valverde (1) 22,574 4–0
5 April 11 Rays L 4–2 Shields (1–0) Verlander (0–1) Rodney (3) 28,180 4–1
6 April 12 Rays W 7–2 Balester (1–0) Niemann (0–1) 30,288 5–1
7 April 13 @ White Sox L 5–2 Peavy (1–0) Scherzer (0–1) Santiago (3) 38,676 5–2
8 April 14 @ White Sox L 5–1 Floyd (1–1) Wilk (0–1) 33,025 5–3
9 April 15 @ White Sox W 5–2 Porcello (1–0) Sale (1–1) 25,143 6–3
10 April 16 @ Royals W 3–2 Verlander (1–1) Duffy (1–1) 14,039 7–3
11 April 17 @ Royals W 3–1 Dotel (1–0) Chen (0–1) Valverde (2) 13,851 8–3
12 April 18 @ Royals W 4–3 Scherzer (1–1) Mijares (0–1) Valverde (3) 14,083 9–3
13 April 19 Rangers L 10–3 Darvish (2–0) Wilk (0–2) 30,029 9–4
April 20 Rangers Postponed (rain). Rescheduled for April 21.
14 April 21 Rangers L 10–4 Harrison (3–0) Porcello (1–1) 41,427 9–5
15 April 21 Rangers W 3–2 Verlander (2–1) Feliz (1–1) Valverde (4) 35,001 10–5
16 April 22 Rangers L 3–2 (11) Ross (3–0) Weber (0–1) Nathan (4) 36,255 10–6
17 April 24 Mariners L 7–4 Vargas (3–1) Scherzer (1–2) League (6) 30,073 10–7
18 April 25 Mariners L 9–1 Hernández (2–1) Wilk (0–3) 28,527 10–8
19 April 26 Mariners L 5–4 Furbush (1–1) Porcello (1–2) League (7) 31,451 10–9
20 April 27 @ Yankees L 7–6 Rivera (1–1) Villarreal (0–1) 41,200 10–10
21 April 28 @ Yankees W 7–5 Smyly (1–0) García (0–2) 44,686 11–10
22 April 29 @ Yankees L 2–6 Sabathia (3–0) Scherzer (1–3) 43,084 11–11
April 30 Royals Postponed (rain). Rescheduled for September 24.
May (13–16)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
23 May 1 Royals W 9–3 Porcello (2–2) Hochevar (2–2) 30,159 12–11
24 May 2 Royals L 3–2 Collins (1–0) Benoit (0–1) Broxton (4) 33,187 12–12
25 May 4 White Sox W 5–4 Valverde (2–0) Thornton (1–1) 33,165 13–12
26 May 5 White Sox L 3–2 Jones (1–0) Valverde (2–1) Reed (1) 42,404 13–13
27 May 6 White Sox W 3–1 Porcello (3–2) Axelrod (0–1) Valverde (5) 39,558 14–13
28 May 7 @ Mariners L 3–2 Delabar (1–0) Dotel (1–1) 14,462 14–14
29 May 8 @ Mariners W 6–4 Verlander (3–1) Millwood (0–4) Valverde (6) 13,455 15–14
30 May 9 @ Mariners L 2–1 Vargas (4–2) Putkonen (0–1) League (8) 15,655 15–15
31 May 10 @ Athletics W 10–6 Scherzer (2–3) Colón (3–3) 11,513 16–15
32 May 11 @ Athletics L 11–4 Milone (5–2) Porcello (3–3) 26,721 16–16
33 May 12 @ Athletics L 3–1 McCarthy (3–3) Fister (0–1) Fuentes (2) 22,077 16–17
34 May 13 @ Athletics W 3–1 Verlander (4–1) Parker (1–1) Valverde (7) 17,147 17–17
35 May 14 @ White Sox L 7–5 Stewart (1–1) Putkonen (0–2) Reed (3) 25,538 17–18
36 May 15 @ White Sox W 10–8 Balester (2–0) Ohman (0–2) Dotel (1) 21,473 18–18
37 May 16 Twins L 11–7 Burnett (1–0) Below (2–1) 33,955 18–19
38 May 17 Twins L 4–3 Walters (1–1) Fister (0–2) Capps (8) 37,840 18–20
39 May 18 Pirates W 6–0 Verlander (5–1) Morton (2–4) 41,661 19–20
40 May 19 Pirates L 4–3 Burnett (2–2) Smyly (1–1) Hanrahan (9) 42,953 19–21
41 May 20 Pirates W 4–3 Scherzer (3–3) Correia (1–5) Benoit (1) 39,971 20–21
42 May 22 @ Indians L 5–3 Jiménez (5–3) Porcello (3–4) Perez (14) 15,049 20–22
43 May 23 @ Indians L 4–2 Pestano (2–0) Coke (1–1) Perez (15) 22,000 20–23
44 May 24 @ Indians L 2–1 Masterson (2–3) Verlander (5–2) Perez (16) 23,622 20–24
45 May 25 @ Twins W 10–6 Smyly (2–1) Swarzak (0–4) 37,688 21–24
46 May 26 @ Twins W 6–3 Scherzer (4–3) Pavano (2–4) Valverde (8) 37,360 22–24
47 May 27 @ Twins W 4–3 Villarreal (1–1) Capps (0–3) Valverde (9) 38,710 23–24
48 May 28 @ Red Sox L 7–4 Doubront (5–2) Fister (0–3) 37,921 23–25
49 May 29 @ Red Sox L 6–3 Bard (5–5) Verlander (5–3) Aceves (12) 37,216 23–26
50 May 30 @ Red Sox L 6–4 Albers (1–0) Dotel (1–2) Aceves (13) 37,195 23–27
51 May 31 @ Red Sox W 7–3 Scherzer (5–3) Beckett (4–5) 37,629 24–27
June (14–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
52 June 1 Yankees L 9–4 Sabathia (7–2) Crosby (0–1) Soriano (7) 41,831 24–28
53 June 2 Yankees W 4–3 Valverde (3–1) Phelps (1–2) 44,593 25–28
54 June 3 Yankees L 5–1 Hughes (5–5) Verlander (5–4) 42,419 25–29
55 June 5 Indians L 4–2 Jiménez (6–4) Smyly (2–2) Perez (18) 33,258 25–30
56 June 6 Indians L 9–6 Gómez (4–4) Scherzer (5–4) Perez (19) 31,350 25–31
57 June 7 Indians W 7–5 Crosby (1–1) Lowe (7–4) Valverde (10) 40,851 26–31
58 June 8 @ Reds L 6–5 (10) LeCure (2–1) Coke (1–2) 38,563 26–32
59 June 9 @ Reds W 3–2 Villarreal (2–1) Marshall (1–3) Valverde (11) 42,443 27–32
60 June 10 @ Reds W 7–6 Villarreal (3–1) Chapman (4–2) Valverde (12) 34,056 28–32
61 June 12 @ Cubs L 4–3 Mármol (1–2) Coke (1–3) Camp (1) 41,164 28–33
62 June 13 @ Cubs W 8–4 Porcello (4–4) Garza (2–5) 41,326 29–33
63 June 14 @ Cubs W 5–3 Verlander (6–4) Wood (0–3) Valverde (13) 42,292 30–33
64 June 15 Rockies L 12–4 (10) Belisle (3–2) Valverde (3–2) 41,878 30–34
65 June 16 Rockies W 4–1 Fister (1–3) Friedrich (4–3) 41,800 31–34
66 June 17 Rockies W 5–0 Scherzer (6–4) Guthrie (3–6) 40,619 32–34
67 June 19 Cardinals W 6–3 Verlander (7–4) Lynn (10–3) Coke (1) 36,733 33–34
68 June 20 Cardinals L 3–1 Westbrook (6–6) Porcello (4–5) 38,871 33–35
69 June 21 Cardinals W 2–1 (10) Benoit (1–1) Marté (0–1) 40,776 34–35
70 June 22 @ Pirates L 4–1 Burnett (8–2) Fister (1–4) Hanrahan (18) 37,965 34–36
71 June 23 @ Pirates L 4–1 Lincoln (4–2) Scherzer (6–5) Hanrahan (19) 38,734 34–37
72 June 24 @ Pirates W 3–2 Verlander (8–4) Resop (0–3) 35,179 35–37
73 June 25 @ Rangers W 8–2 Porcello (5–5) Grimm (1–1) 36,920 36–37
74 June 26 @ Rangers L 7–5 Darvish (10–4) Smyly (2–3) Nathan (17) 39,561 36–38
75 June 27 @ Rangers L 13–9 Oswalt (2–0) Fister (1–5) 43,379 36–39
76 June 28 @ Rays W 5–2 Scherzer (7–5) Shields (7–5) Valverde (14) 20,532 37–39
77 June 29 @ Rays L 4–2 Price (11–4) Verlander (8–5) Rodney (22) 19,557 37–40
78 June 30 @ Rays W 6–2 Porcello (6–5) Hellickson (4–4) 29,443 38–40
July (16–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
79 July 1 @ Rays W 5–3 Smyly (3–3) Cobb (3–5) Valverde (15) 21,874 39–40
80 July 2 Twins L 6–4 Swarzak (2–4) Fister (1–6) Perkins (3) 37,406 39–41
81 July 3 Twins L 8–6 Gray (5–0) Villarreal (3–2) Perkins (4) 36,757 39–42
82 July 4 Twins W 5–1 Verlander (9–5) Duensing (1–5) 41,023 40–42
83 July 5 Twins W 7–3 Dotel (2–2) Burnett (2–1) 33,350 41–42
84 July 6 Royals W 4–2 Smyly (4–3) Sánchez (1–5) Valverde (16) 39,144 42–42
85 July 7 Royals W 8–7 Fister (2–6) Chen (7–8) 39,392 43–42
86 July 8 Royals W 7–1 Scherzer (8–5) Teaford (1–2) 36,693 44–42
87 July 13 @ Orioles W 7–2 Fister (3–6) Hammel (8–6) 35,566 45–42
88 July 14 @ Orioles L 8–6 (13) Gregg (3–2) Benoit (1–2) 43,125 45–43
89 July 15 @ Orioles W 4–0 Verlander (10–5) González (1–1) 30,439 46–43
90 July 16 Angels W 8–6 Dotel (3–2) Hawkins (2–2) Valverde (17) 36,806 47–43
91 July 17 Angels L 13–0 Richards (3–1) Turner (0–1) 33,950 47–44
92 July 18 Angels W 7–2 Fister (4–6) Wilson (9–6) 37,915 48–44
93 July 19 Angels W 5–1 Scherzer (9–5) Williams (6–7) 40,311 49–44
94 July 20 White Sox W 4–2 Verlander (11–5) Peavy (7–7) Valverde (18) 44,572 50–44
95 July 21 White Sox W 7–1 Porcello (7–5) Sale (11–3) 42,888 51–44
96 July 22 White Sox W 6–4 Turner (1–1) Humber (4–5) Benoit (2) 41,281 52–44
97 July 24 @ Indians L 3–2 Smith (6–2) Fister (4–7) Perez (28) 23,637 52–45
98 July 25 @ Indians W 5–3 Scherzer (10–5) Lowe (8–9) Valverde (19) 24,029 53–45
99 July 26 @ Indians L 5–3 Smith (7–2) Verlander (11–6) Perez (29) 34,579 53–46
100 July 27 @ Blue Jays L 8–3 Villanueva (6–0) Porcello (7–6) 33,962 53–47
101 July 28 @ Blue Jays L 5–1 Álvarez (7–7) Sánchez (5–8) 41,832 53–48
102 July 29 @ Blue Jays W 4–1 Fister (5–7) Cecil (2–4) Valverde (20) 35,975 54–48
103 July 30 @ Red Sox L 7–3 Buchholz (9–3) Scherzer (10–6) 37,784 54–49
104 July 31 @ Red Sox L 4–1 (6) Mortensen (1–0) Verlander (11–7) Morales (1) 37,275 54–50
August (16–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
105 August 1 @ Red Sox W 7–5 Porcello (8–6) Cook (2–5) Valverde (21) 37,213 55–50
106 August 3 Indians W 10–2 Sánchez (6–8) Masterson (7–10) 41,501 56–50
107 August 4 Indians W 6–1 Fister (6–7) Jiménez (8–11) 42,744 57–50
108 August 5 Indians W 10–8 (10) Downs (1–0) Perez (0–3) 38,007 58–50
109 August 6 Yankees W 7–2 Verlander (12–7) Nova (10–6) 41,381 59–50
110 August 7 Yankees W 6–5 Porcello (9–6) Hughes (11–9) Valverde (22) 39,760 60–50
111 August 8 Yankees L 12–8 Sabathia (12–3) Sánchez (6–9) 41,879 60–51
112 August 9 Yankees L 4–3 Rapada (3–0) Benoit (1–3) Soriano (27) 40,940 60–52
113 August 10 @ Rangers W 6–2 Scherzer (11–6) Feldman (6–7) 47,255 61–52
114 August 11 @ Rangers L 2–1 Adams (2–3) Villarreal (3–3) 48,303 61–53
115 August 12 @ Rangers L 8–3 Darvish (12–8) Porcello (9–7) 45,752 61–54
116 August 13 @ Twins L 9–3 Deduno (4–0) Sánchez (6–10) 34,366 61–55
117 August 14 @ Twins W 8–4 Fister (7–7) Duensing (2–8) 37,544 62–55
118 August 15 @ Twins W 5–1 Scherzer (12–6) De Vries (2–4) 37,118 63–55
119 August 17 Orioles W 5–3 Benoit (2–3) O'Day (6–1) Valverde (23) 41,620 64–55
120 August 18 Orioles L 3–2 Britton (2–1) Porcello (9–8) Johnson (36) 42,132 64–56
121 August 19 Orioles L 7–5 Chen (12–7) Fister (7–8) Johnson (37) 40,511 64–57
122 August 21 Blue Jays W 5–3 Scherzer (13–6) Romero (8–11) Valverde (24) 39,499 65–57
123 August 22 Blue Jays W 3–2 Sánchez (7–10) Laffey (3–5) Valverde (25) 37,225 66–57
124 August 23 Blue Jays W 3–2 (11) Benoit (3–3) Jenkins (0–1) 39,910 67–57
125 August 24 Angels L 2–1 Greinke (11–5) Porcello (9–9) Richards (1) 39,356 67–58
126 August 25 Angels W 5–3 Dotel (4–2) Richards (3–3) Valverde (26) 41,970 68–58
127 August 26 Angels W 5–2 Scherzer (14–6) Santana (7–11) 40,074 69–58
128 August 28 @ Royals L 9–8 Crow (3–1) Villarreal (3–4) Holland (8) 13,601 69–59
129 August 29 @ Royals L 1–0 Chen (10–10) Sánchez (7–11) Holland (9) 13,024 69–60
130 August 30 @ Royals L 2–1 Guthrie (6–12) Porcello (9–10) Herrera (1) 12,997 69–61
131 August 31 White Sox W 7–4 Dotel (5–2) Peavy (9–10) Valverde (27) 36,721 70–61
September (16–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
132 September 1 White Sox W 5–1 Scherzer (15–6) Liriano (5–11) 40,059 71–61
133 September 2 White Sox W 4–2 Verlander (13–7) Sale (15–6) Valverde (28) 42,192 72–61
134 September 3 Indians L 3–2 Kluber (1–3) Downs (1–1) Pestano (2) 35,418 72–62
135 September 4 Indians L 3–2 Masterson (11–12) Porcello (9–11) Perez (34) 27,729 72–63
136 September 5 Indians W 7–1 Fister (8–8) Jiménez (9–15) 28,881 73–63
137 September 7 @ Angels L 3–2 Frieri (4–0) Dotel (5–3) 40,104 73–64
138 September 8 @ Angels L 6–1 Wilson (12–9) Verlander (13–8) 41,154 73–65
139 September 9 @ Angels L 3–2 Greinke (14–5) Sánchez (7–12) Frieri (18) 38,216 73–66
140 September 10 @ White Sox L 6–1 Quintana (6–4) Porcello (9–12) 30,287 73–67
141 September 11 @ White Sox W 5–3 Fister (9–8) Peavy (10–11) Valverde (29) 26,504 74–67
142 September 12 @ White Sox W 8–6 Scherzer (16–6) Floyd (9–10) Valverde (30) 30,667 75–67
September 13 @ White Sox Postponed (rain). Rescheduled for September 17.
143 September 14 @ Indians W 4–0 Verlander (14–8) Kluber (1–4) 17,185 76–67
144 September 15 @ Indians W 5–3 Sánchez (8–12) Masterson (11–14) Valverde (31) 22,849 77–67
145 September 16 @ Indians L 7–6 Rogers (2–3) Valverde (3–3) 17,233 77–68
146 September 17 @ White Sox L 5–4 Jones (8–0) Fister (9–9) Reed (27) 29,130 77–69
147 September 18 Athletics W 12–2 Downs (2–1) Griffin (6–1) 31,243 78–69
148 September 19 Athletics W 6–2 Verlander (15–8) Anderson (4–2) 29,734 79–69
149 September 20 Athletics L 12–4 Neshek (2–1) Sánchez (8–13) 34,635 79–70
September 21 Twins Postponed (rain). Rescheduled for September 23.
150 September 22 Twins W 8–0 Fister (10–9) Deduno (6–5) 40,586 80–70
151 September 23 Twins L 10–4 Diamond (12–8) Scherzer (16–7) 40,438 80–71
152 September 23 Twins L 2–1 (10) Burton (2–1) Valverde (3–4) Perkins (14) 39,839 80–72
153 September 24 Royals W 6–2 Verlander (16–8) Hochevar (8–15) 31,521 81–72
154 September 25 Royals W 2–0 Sánchez (9–13) Chen (11–13) 29,048 82–72
155 September 26 Royals W 5–4 Benoit (4–3) Herrera (4–3) Valverde (32) 32,360 83–72
156 September 27 Royals W 5–4 Benoit (5–3) Collins (5–4) 33,019 84–72
157 September 28 @ Twins L 4–2 Burton (3–1) Villarreal (3–5) Perkins (16) 30,315 84–73
158 September 29 @ Twins W 6–4 Verlander (17–8) Walters (2–5) Valverde (33) 32,839 85–73
159 September 30 @ Twins W 2–1 Coke (2–3) Burton (3–2) Valverde (34) 32,554 86–73
October (2–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
160 October 1 @ Royals W 6–3 Porcello (10–12) Chen (11–14) Valverde (35) 15,312 87–73
161 October 2 @ Royals L 4–2 Guthrie (8–12) Fister (10–10) Holland (16) 14,283 87–74
162 October 3 @ Royals W 1–0 Marte (1–0) Mendoza (8–10) Putkonen (1) 30,383 88–74

Postseason

American League Division Series

Main article: 2012 American League Division Series

American League Division Series vs Oakland Athletics (Tigers win series 3–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
1 October 6 Athletics W 3–1 Verlander (1–0) Parker (0–1) Valverde (1) 43,323 1–0
2 October 7 Athletics W 5–4 Alburquerque (1–0) Balfour (0–1) 40,684 2–0
3 October 9 @ Athletics L 2–0 Anderson (1–0) Sánchez (0–1) Balfour (1) 37,090 2–1
4 October 10 @ Athletics L 4–3 Cook (1–0) Valverde (0–1) 36,385 2–2
5 October 11 @ Athletics W 6–0 Verlander (2–0) Parker (0–2) 36,393 3–2

American League Championship Series

Main article: 2012 American League Championship Series

American League Championship Series vs New York Yankees (Tigers win series 4–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
1 October 13 @ Yankees W 6–4 (12) Smyly (1–0) Phelps (0–1) 47,122 1–0
2 October 14 @ Yankees W 3–0 Sánchez (1–0) Kuroda (0–1) Coke (1) 47,082 2–0
3 October 16 Yankees W 2–1 Verlander (1–0) Hughes (0–1) Coke (2) 42,970 3–0
October 17 Yankees Postponed (rain). Rescheduled for October 18.
4 October 18 Yankees W 8–1 Scherzer (1–0) Sabathia (0–1) 42,477 4–0

World Series

Main article: 2012 World Series

World Series vs San Francisco Giants (Giants win series 4–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Crowd Record
1 October 24 @ Giants L 8–3 Zito (1–0) Verlander (0–1) 42,855 0–1
2 October 25 @ Giants L 2–0 Bumgarner (1–0) Fister (0–1) Romo (1) 42,982 0–2
3 October 27 Giants L 2–0 Vogelsong (1–0) Sánchez (0–1) Romo (2) 42,262 0–3
4 October 28 Giants L 4–3 (10) Casilla (1–0) Coke (0–1) Romo (3) 42,152 0–4

Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 13–5 6–2 4–4 3–3 5–4 2–7 5–2 9–9 4–5 8–1 10–8 2–5 11–7 11–7
Boston 5–13 6–2 5–3 5–5 4–3 0–6 4–3 5–13 1–8 5–4 9–9 2–6 7–11 11–7
Chicago 2–6 2–6 11–7 6–12 6–12 3–5 14–4 5–2 3–3 8–1 4–3 6–3 6–4 9–9
Cleveland 4–4 3–5 7–11 10–8 8–10 5–4 6–12 1–5 2–8 4–4 4–4 4–5 2–4 8–10
Detroit 3–3 5–5 12–6 8–10 13–5 5–5 10–8 4–6 4–3 1–5 5–2 3–7 4–2 11–7
Kansas City 4–5 3–4 12–6 10–8 5–13 4–5 7–11 3–4 5–4 1–7 4–2 4–5 2–6 8–10
Los Angeles 7–2 6–0 5–3 4–5 5–5 5–4 6–3 4–5 9–10 11–8 1–9 10–9 4–4 12–6
Minnesota 2–5 3–4 4–14 12–6 8–10 11–7 3–6 3–4 4–5 2–8 1–5 2–8 2–5 9–9
New York 9–9 13–5 2–5 5–1 6–4 4–3 5–4 4–3 5–5 6–3 8–10 4–3 11–7 13–5
Oakland 5–4 8–1 3–3 8–2 3–4 4–5 10–9 5–4 5–5 12–7 5–4 11–8 5–4 10–8
Seattle 1–8 4–5 1–8 4–4 5–1 7–1 8–11 8–2 3–6 7–12 4–6 9–10 6–3 8–10
Tampa Bay 8–10 9–9 3–4 4–4 2–5 2–4 9–1 5–1 10–8 4–5 6–4 5–4 14–4 9–9
Texas 5–2 6–2 3–6 5–4 7–3 5–4 9–10 8–2 3–4 8–11 10–9 4–5 6–3 14–4
Toronto 7–11 11–7 4–6 4–2 2–4 6–2 4–4 5–2 7–11 4–5 3–6 4–14 3–6 9–9


Roster

2012 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

(*) = Was on team for part of 2012 season.

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Alex Avila
116
367
42
89
21
2
9
48
.243
2
Jeff Baker
15
35
1
7
2
0
0
4
.200
0
Quintin Berry
94
291
44
75
10
6
2
29
.258
21
Brennan Boesch
132
470
52
113
22
2
12
54
.240
6
Miguel Cabrera
161
622
109
205
40
0
44
139
.330
4
Andy Dirks
88
314
56
101
18
5
8
35
.322
1
Brad Eldred
5
16
1
3
1
1
0
1
.188
0
Prince Fielder
162
581
83
182
33
1
30
108
.313
1
Avisaíl García
23
47
7
15
0
0
0
3
.319
0
Bryan Holaday
6
12
3
3
1
0
0
0
.250
0
Omar Infante
64
226
27
58
7
5
4
20
.257
7
Brandon Inge
9
20
2
2
1
0
1
2
.100
0
Austin Jackson
137
543
103
163
29
10
16
66
.300
12
Don Kelly
75
113
14
21
2
1
1
7
.186
2
Gerald Laird
63
174
24
49
8
1
2
11
.282
0
Jhonny Peralta
150
531
58
127
32
3
13
63
.239
1
Hernan Perez
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
.500
0
Ryan Raburn
66
205
14
35
14
0
1
12
.171
1
Ramón Santiago
93
228
19
47
7
1
2
17
.206
1
Omir Santos
3
8
0
1
0
0
0
1
.125
0
Clete Thomas
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Danny Worth
43
74
9
16
3
0
0
3
.216
0
Delmon Young
151
574
54
153
27
1
18
74
.267
0
Matt Young
5
10
2
1
1
0
0
1
.100
0

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Starters

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Doug Fister 10 10 3.45 26 26 0 161+23 73 62 37 137
Rick Porcello 10 12 4.59 31 31 0 176+13 101 90 44 107
Aníbal Sánchez 4 6 3.74 12 12 0 74+23 36 31 15 57
Max Scherzer 16 7 3.74 32 32 0 187+23 82 78 60 231
Drew Smyly 4 3 3.99 23 18 0 99+13 49 44 33 94
Justin Verlander 17 8 2.64 33 33 0 238+13 81 70 60 239

Bullpen

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Al Alburquerque 0 0 0.68 8 0 0 13+13 1 1 8 18
Collin Balester 2 0 6.50 11 0 0 18 14 13 11 12
Duane Below 2 1 3.88 27 1 0 46+13 25 20 8 29
Joaquín Benoit 5 3 3.68 73 0 2 71 31 29 22 84
Phil Coke 2 3 4.00 66 0 1 54 28 24 18 51
Casey Crosby 1 1 9.49 3 3 0 12+13 13 13 11 9
Octavio Dotel 5 3 3.57 57 0 1 58 23 23 12 62
Darin Downs 2 1 3.48 18 0 0 20+23 8 8 9 20
Luis Marte 1 0 2.82 13 0 0 22+13 7 7 9 19
José Ortega 0 0 3.38 2 0 0 2+23 1 1 1 4
Luke Putkonen 0 2 3.94 12 0 1 16 7 7 8 10
Daniel Schlereth 0 0 10.29 6 0 0 7 10 8 5 6
Jacob Turner 1 1 8.03 3 3 0 12+13 11 11 7 7
José Valverde 3 4 3.78 71 0 35 69 34 29 27 48
Brayan Villarreal 3 5 2.63 50 0 0 54+23 20 16 28 66
Thad Weber 0 1 9.00 2 0 0 4 4 4 2 1
Adam Wilk 0 3 8.18 3 3 0 11 11 10 3 7

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Phil Nevin
AA Erie SeaWolves Eastern League Chris Cron
A Lakeland Flying Tigers Florida State League Dave Huppert
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Ernie Young
A-Short Season Connecticut Tigers New York–Penn League Andrew Graham
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Basilio Cabrera

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lakeland

References

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  2. ^ Verlander sends Tigers to second straight ALCS MLB.com, October 12, 2012
  3. ^ Party to the Max: Tigers sweep way to Series MLB.com, October 18, 2012
  4. ^ Fall cleaning: Giants sweep Series in Detroit MLB.com, October 28, 2012
  5. ^ Was Tuesday Joel Zumaya's swan song? Despite surgery, he wants to stay Tiger by Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, October 12, 2011
  6. ^ Magglio, Guillen Not Expected Back in Detroit MLB.com November 1, 2011
  7. ^ Tigers Do Not Tender Will Rhymes a Contract For the 2012 Season MLB.com December 12, 2011
  8. ^ Tigers part ways with struggling righty Pauley Archived May 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine MLB.com March 12, 2012
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  10. ^ Tigers Al Alburquerque Undergoes Elbow Surgery to Fix Stress Fracture Archived November 11, 2013, at the Wayback Machine MLB.com December 16, 2011
  11. ^ V-Mart could miss season because of ACL tear MLB.com January 17, 2012
  12. ^ Tigers injury report MLB.com
  13. ^ Tigers exercise 2012 team option on Valverde[permanent dead link] MLB.com October 28, 2011
  14. ^ Tigers, Catcher Gerald Laird Reunite With One-Year Contract MLB.com November 18, 2011
  15. ^ Tigers Add Five Prospects to 40-Man Roster Archived November 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine MLB.com November 18, 2011
  16. ^ Tigers re-sign Santiago to a two-year contract Archived February 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine MLB.com November 30, 2011
  17. ^ Tigers Sign Veteran Reliever Dotel For One Year MLB.com December 9, 2011
  18. ^ Tigers Agree to Terms With Porcello, Coke MLB.com January 16, 2012
  19. ^ Tigers Sign Remaining Arbitration-Eligible Trio MLB.com January 17, 2012
  20. ^ Prince, Tigers reportedly reach nine-year deal MLB.com January 24, 2012
  21. ^ Cabrera, Prince will anchor the corners for Tigers FoxSportsDetroit.com January 26, 2012
  22. ^ Tigers Re-Acquire Zach Miner From Royals MLB.com April 20, 2012
  23. ^ Tigers Swing Deal For Right-Hander Balester MLB.com December 9, 2011
  24. ^ Rosecrans, C. Trent. CBS Sports, July 23, 2012. "Tigers land Aníbal Sánchez, Omar Infante from Marlins."
  25. ^ Tigers acquire utilityman Baker from Cubs MLB.com, August 6, 2012
  26. ^ Braves acquire Jeff Baker from Tigers CBSSports.com Retrieved on August 31, 2012
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  29. ^ Miggy secures first Triple Crown since 1967 MLB.com, October 3, 3012
  30. ^ Miggy beats Trout to add AL MVP to collection MLB.com, November 15, 2012
  31. ^ Fall Classic foes Miggy, Posey win Aaron Award MLB.com, October 27, 2012
  32. ^ a b Miggy, Prince are Silver Slugger winners MLB.com, November 8, 2012
  33. ^ AL Strikeout Leaders CBS Sports
  34. ^ David Price wins 2012 American League Cy Young Award cbssports.com on November 14, 2012
  35. ^ Delmon Young delivers Game 1 victory to Detroit Tigers after José Valverde blows four-run lead MLive.com, October 14, 2012
  36. ^ Clutch hitting earns Young ALCS MVP honors MLB.com, October 18, 2012
  37. ^ Wilson names Jackson Tigers' top defensive player MLB.com, November 5, 2012
  38. ^ Prince, Miggy, Verlander named AL All-Stars MLB.com, July 1, 2012
  39. ^ Twice crowned: Tigers' first Derby winner a Prince MLB.com, July 9, 2012