| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:24 PM
Ron Gardenhire had every reason to leave and the Minnesota Twins had every reason to let him walk away.
They had partnered for 12 seasons — an eternity in this day and age for a franchise and a manager. They had won a lot of games together...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Ron Gardenhire, 55, will be back to manage the Minnesota Twins next season, according to a team official with knowledge of the decision. Gardenhire is in the final year of his contract and his 12 years with the Twins make him the second-longest tenured...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:47 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Trout essentially conceded the American League most valuable player award to Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera on Sunday, acknowledging that the Angels’ failure to make the playoffs will relegate him to a second-...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Two years ago, when the Red Sox were opening their state-of-the-art spring training facility only 5 miles away from the Twins' good-enough one, Ron Gardenhire noted how little things change around the Lee County Sports Complex.
"I'm glad I got a new...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Alex Avila homered twice, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
Detroit's Max Scherzer struck out 12 in seven innings, but he was denied his 20th victory when...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Prince Fielder homered and drove in three runs, and Justin Verlander pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Detroit remained six games ahead of second-place...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Starlin Castro is 23. Ditto Anthony Rizzo. They're not exactly going to be old men when the Cubs' best-in-baseball wave of amateur talent starts rolling into Wrigley Field, although they might feel like it.
With University of San Diego slugger Kris...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
I don't own a crystal ball, but I sometimes pretend I do for professional reasons. This is one of those times, if you will indulge me.
Based on the latest vibrations coming my direction, I expect to see the Twins call a news conference sometime in the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
With seven weeks left in the season, we're about to round the quarter pole and head for home. Here is some of what I have come to believe:
•The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only...
| Aug 11, 2013
The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only because it would have home-field advantage.
No team has been better the last couple of months than the Dodgers, who turned things around in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:27 PM
The American League most valuable player debate is heating up, with Baltimore's Chris Davis muscling his way into the conversation with Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera.
"Yeah, here we go again," said Trout, who won...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter.
"Congratulations to the Tigers,...