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2012 Detroit Tigers season

2012 Detroit Tigers
American League Champions
American League Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Detroit, Michigan (since 1894)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
    Manager(s) Jim Leyland
    Local television Fox Sports Detroit
    (Mario Impemba, Rod Allen)
    Local radio Detroit Tigers Radio Network
    (Dan Dickerson, Jim Price)
    Stats ESPN.com
    BB-reference
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    The 2012 Detroit Tigers season was the team's 112th season. On October 1, 2012, 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

    • On October 29, the Tigers released relief pitcher Joel Zumaya to free agency.[5]
    • On December 12, the Tigers released utility infielder Will Rhymes to free agency.[7]
    • On March 12, the Tigers released relief pitcher David Pauley. On March 15, Pauley cleared waivers and became a free agent.[8]
    • On April 26, the Tigers released veteran infielder Brandon Inge after 12 seasons.[9]

    Key injuries

    • On December 16, the team announced that relief pitcher Al Alburquerque had surgery on his pitching elbow, to replace a stress fracture.[10]
    • On January 17, it was reported that designated hitter/catcher/infielder Víctor Martínez tore his ACL and needs surgery to repair it.[11] On March 12, the team placed Martinez on the 60-day disabled list and declared him out for the season.[12]

    Signings and key returns

    File:Prince Fielder on July 13, 2012.jpg
    The Tigers signed free agent first baseman Prince Fielder on January 24.
    • On November 18, the Tigers signed catcher Gerald Laird to a one-year contract. Laird had been the Tigers' primary catcher for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.[14]
    • On December 9, the Tigers announced a one-year deal with relief pitcher Octavio Dotel. There is an option for the 2013 season.[17]

    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

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    2012 American League Playoff Teams

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    Game log

    Regular season

    Postseason

    American League Division Series

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    American League Championship Series

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    World Series

    Main article: 2012 World Series
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    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
    <center>367 <center>42 <center>89 <center>21 <center>2 <center>9 <center>48 <center>.243 <center>2
    Jeff Baker <center>15 <center>35 <center>1 <center>7 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>4 <center>.200 <center>0
    Quintin Berry <center>94 <center>291 <center>44 <center>75 <center>10 <center>6 <center>2 <center>29 <center>.258 <center>21
    Brennan Boesch <center>132 <center>470 <center>52 <center>113 <center>22 <center>2 <center>12 <center>54 <center>.240 <center>6
    Miguel Cabrera <center>161 <center>622 <center>109 <center>205 <center>40 <center>0 <center>44 <center>139 <center>.330 <center>4
    Andy Dirks <center>88 <center>314 <center>56 <center>101 <center>18 <center>5 <center>8 <center>35 <center>.322 <center>1
    Brad Eldred <center>5 <center>16 <center>1 <center>3 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.188 <center>0
    Prince Fielder <center>162 <center>581 <center>83 <center>182 <center>33 <center>1 <center>30 <center>108 <center>.313 <center>1
    Avisail García <center>23 <center>47 <center>7 <center>15 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>3 <center>.319 <center>0
    Bryan Holaday <center>6 <center>12 <center>3 <center>3 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.250 <center>0
    Omar Infante <center>64 <center>226 <center>27 <center>58 <center>7 <center>5 <center>4 <center>20 <center>.257 <center>7
    Brandon Inge <center>9 <center>20 <center>2 <center>2 <center>1 <center>0 <center>1 <center>2 <center>.100 <center>0
    Austin Jackson <center>137 <center>543 <center>103 <center>163 <center>29 <center>10 <center>16 <center>66 <center>.300 <center>12
    Don Kelly <center>75 <center>113 <center>14 <center>21 <center>2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>7 <center>.186 <center>2
    Gerald Laird <center>63 <center>174 <center>24 <center>49 <center>8 <center>1 <center>2 <center>11 <center>.282 <center>0
    Jhonny Peralta <center>150 <center>531 <center>58 <center>127 <center>32 <center>3 <center>13 <center>63 <center>.239 <center>1
    Hernan Perez <center>2 <center>2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.500 <center>0
    Ryan Raburn <center>66 <center>205 <center>14 <center>35 <center>14 <center>0 <center>1 <center>12 <center>.171 <center>1
    Ramón Santiago <center>93 <center>228 <center>19 <center>47 <center>7 <center>1 <center>2 <center>17 <center>.206 <center>1
    Omir Santos <center>3 <center>8 <center>0 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.125 <center>0
    Danny Worth <center>43 <center>74 <center>9 <center>16 <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>3 <center>.216 <center>0
    Delmon Young <center>151 <center>574 <center>54 <center>153 <center>27 <center>1 <center>18 <center>74 <center>.267 <center>0
    Matt Young <center>5 <center>10 <center>2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.100 <center>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 161⅔ 73 62 37 137
    Rick Porcello 10 12 4.59 31 31 0 176⅓ 101 90 44 107
    Aníbal Sánchez 4 6 3.74 12 12 0 74⅔ 36 31 15 57
    Max Scherzer 16 7 3.74 32 32 0 187⅔ 82 78 60 231
    Justin Verlander 17 8 2.64 33 33 0 238⅓ 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 13⅓ 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 46⅓ 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 12⅓ 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 20⅔ 8 8 9 20
    Luis Marte 1 0 2.82 13 0 0 22⅓ 7 7 9 19
    José Ortega 0 0 3.38 2 0 0 2⅔ 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 12⅓ 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 54⅔ 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

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lakeland

    References

    1. Tigers are the ones to reclaim AL Central title MLB.com, October 1, 2012
    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 MLB.com March 12, 2012
    9. Detroit Tigers sever ties with Brandon Inge, but 'heart will always be in Detroit' MLive.com, April 26, 2012
    10. Tigers Al Alburquerque Undergoes Elbow Surgery to Fix Stress Fracture 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 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 MLB.com November 18, 2011
    16. Tigers re-sign Santiago to a two-year contract 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 Anibal Sanchez, 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
    27. Delmon suspended seven days by MLB MLB.com, April 30, 2012
    28. Fister sets AL strikeout mark against Royals MLB.com, September 27, 2012
    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. 32.0 32.1 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 Jose 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

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