| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:50 PM
(Statistics through Friday’s games. Last week’s rankings in parentheses):
1. ST. LOUIS 3-man weave: Wainwright, Lynn, Miller a combined 28-9, 2.62 (1)
2. PITTSBURGH Tight defense: Pirates lead the majors with 12 shutouts...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:54 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota’s 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:10 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — With opening day only two weeks away, Detroit Tigers starter Drew Smyly might have picked the wrong time to go into a slump.
Smyly, who began the spring with nine scoreless innings in his first three starts, has given up seven...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:36 PM
You almost never can boil a baseball season down to one game, let alone one pitch. But when I break down what happened to the White Sox down the stretch in 2012, when a potentially great season for rookie manager Robin Ventura turned into a learning...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer each had run-scoring singles in the eighth, Luis Mendoza pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.
Aaron Crow (2-1) worked a...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Bryce Harper hit a solo homer and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly, Jordan Zimmermann won his NL-leading sixth game and the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 Wednesday night.
Denard Span added a triple and a single for Washington,...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Rafael Soriano has been so successful closing games for Washington that his teammates want to follow his lead, right down to the untucked jersey.
Soriano converted his 12th save in 13 chances to end the Nationals’ 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The Giants gather in a tight circle at an end of the dugout before games, always with Hunter Pence somewhere in the middle. They scream, yell and throw things as they prepare for the game in a way that would upset the moms of most Little Leaguers.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:38 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Chris Volstad's heart lies at the beach, not too far, in fact, from where Carlos Zambrano lays his head every night.
On some level, he still would love to be with his hometown Marlins, getting ready to move into a the new...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 7:32 PM
The Detroit Tigers took game of their best of five American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics Saturday night in Detroit.
Justine Verlander pitched seven strong innings, striking out 11. Oakland's Coco Crisp hit a lead off home run...
| Oct 7, 2012
DETROIT — On the American League side of October, the handwriting is already on the wall.
This sets up to be a playoff showcase for home run hitters and Justin Verlander.
The Tigers' dominator is in a group of five guys who seem likely to be...