| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:50 PM
When the Detroit Tigers took the field for their first official workout Friday, all I could think was, How dare they? Why didn't they wait for me?
For that matter, why didn't they wait for you? So selfish. It's cold up here. And you deserve sunshine,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:09 PM
The Sports Xchange
Scherzer balks at contracts talk during season
Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer reaffirmed his stance on Friday that any contract discussions with the team will not extend into the season.
Scherzer is willing to talk until Opening...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| Feb 8, 2014
Many baseball fans will spend the next several weeks hop-scotching the state surveying the 15 Grapefruit League teams.
They're all but certain to see at least one of the 2014 World Series clubs. Including last season's Cardinals-Red Sox Fall Classic,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Those scary hits to the head that pitchers sometimes take on line drives might not be quite as scary this year.
A new protective cap designed to reduce the effects of such blows has been approved by Major League Baseball and was introduced on Tuesday....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 10:26 PM
6 a.m. Tennis: Men’s Shanghai Masters.--Tennis Ch.
3 p.m. NBA preseason: Oklahoma City vs. Philadelphia.--NBA TV
5 p.m. Baseball: ALDS Game 4: Oakland at Detroit.--TBS
6 p.m. Talk/highlights: Cox 11 Sports Report.--Cox 11
7 p.m. NHL:...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By J. McCarthy ---------------------------------------
Oakland is 10-3 its last 13 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Athletics are 5-1 in Daniel Straily's last 6...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:48 PM
DETROIT -- On a night of desperation, dispute and finally, delirium, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers kept their season alive by the slimmest of margins.
A tying home run, helped along by a couple of fans in right field.
A full-count pitch with...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
BOSTON — One led the American League in stolen bases this season. The other led the American League in getting hit by pitches. Some have claimed, somewhat unfairly, certainly callously, that one does not play in pain. The other almost seems to...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Prince Fielder was thrown out at home plate to end the game, preserving Ervin Santana's impressive outing and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 1-0 victory Saturday over the Detroit Tigers.
The play at the plate helped the Royals gain ground on the...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks homered as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Sunday to avoid being swept.
Doug Fister (8-5) picked up the victory with six strong innings, yielding a run, while allowing six hits and striking out five and...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Waking up a monster?
No, that's not what happened when Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez on Sunday Night Baseball. The Yankees were wide awake by then, thanks to a player that ownership forced on general manager Brian Cashman.
Cashman said he would...