Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez watches the flight of his three-run home run during the third inning of an interleague baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Detroit.

Tigers blank Rockies for sweep

Anibal Sanchez struck out 12, Victor Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers finished off a weekend sweep of the Colorado Rock…

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' David Freese during the third inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Late HR puts Angels past Tigers

After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself…

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan, right, celebrates their 6-4 win with catcher Alex Avila against the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Scherzer wins 12th, Tigers beat Angels

Nathan struck out the side on 12 pitches to secure Max Scherzer’s 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night in the opener of…

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (24) shouts in celebration as he comes in to score as Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero, left, looks on during the eighth inning. (AP Photo, July 22, 2014)

Tigers fall to Diamondbacks 4-5

Torii Hunter hit a two-run single in the eighth inning, but Arizona’s Miguel Montero hit a two-run single of his own in the bottom half to l…

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander throws to a Kansas City Royals batter in the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Royals rally for win over Tigers

A five-run seventh inning enabled the Royals to avoid a demoralizing four-game sweep against the Tigers on Sunday.