| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Sharon Haner and Avisail Garcia are mother and son in every way but blood.
"The best thing I can be called is 'Madre,'" Haner says. "I guess that's the most endearing."
The Grand Rapids woman's role as a host mom for West Michigan Whitecaps players...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 11:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position -- way ahead in a postseason series.
Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Long ball one night, a Giant dose of small ball the next.
Two wins in two games and suddenly San Francisco doesn't need to dig itself out of a postseason hole for a change.
Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:30 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Frost coming off their breath, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants finished their workout at Comerica Park, headed back to the clubhouse and pulled off their hooded sweatshirts and parkas.
Halfway to a championship, they...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 6:05 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had his chance with the bases loaded. Instead, he ended up standing alone near third base with his hands on his hips.
Another frustrating moment for the Tigers in a World Series filled with them.
| Oct 28, 2012
| 9:53 PM
The Tigers lost the World Series to the San Francisco Giants, in sweeping fashion Sunday night.
The Giants won 4 runs to 3, in the 10th inning at Comerica Park. The game was tied 3 runs apiece, until Marco Scutaro singled in the winning run at the top of...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:03 AM
DETROIT (AP) — They entered the World Series a collection of stars rivaling any team in baseball.
Then one by one, Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera fell short in the season's final test.
It ended with Cabrera at the plate,...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:35 PM
A World Series-related food quiz? No, not this one. We had some perfectly good questions about San Francisco and Detroit lying around, that’s all; two perfectly good cities with interesting food and great starting pitchers – except for...
| May 17, 2012
| 1:05 AM
DETROIT - Starting pitching remains a disaster for the Minnesota Twins, but on a night when Nick Blackburn turned in one of the most demoralizing performances of the season, they still had reason to smile.
Blackburn squandered an early four-run lead and...
| May 18, 2012
| 9:17 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Two outs were all that separated Justin Verlander from yet another rare achievement — and an exclusive club that includes Cy Young, Nolan Ryan and only three other pitchers.
With the crowd on its feet in anticipation of...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Rick Hahn and Dayton Moore know one of the biggest realities of baseball and wasted no time acting upon it.
If you're going to go to the playoffs, you better have a strong starting rotation.
Last year, eight of the 10 postseason teams were in the...
| Nov 2, 2012
The Winter Classic has been put on ice.
The National Hockey League announced the cancellation of the New Year's Day game scheduled for Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs due to the current lockout....