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  • MLB team-by-team midterm grades

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange MLB team-by-team midterm grades With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the...
  • Raul Ibanez's big home run not enough to lift Angels to victory

    Sports is a star-driven business. In this town, baseball is about Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, about Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig. But no team wins on star power alone. The supporting cast is critical. For the everyman in baseball, for the men...
  • Grapefruit League starts with old college try

    The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees? No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis...
  • Peralta, Fister Help Tigers Avoid Sweep in Toronto

    Peralta, Fister Help Tigers Avoid Sweep in Toronto
    The Tigers made sure the Blue Jays kept the brooms in the closet. Jhonny Peralta hit two home runs, and Doug Fister struck out nine in eight innings of work as the Tigers beat the Blue Jays in the series finale at the Rogers Centre. Peralta hit a three-...
  • Spring training: AL Central preview

     Spring training: AL Central preview
    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...
  • A hothouse for baseball

    A hothouse for baseball
    SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic — The lanky 15-year-old and I didn't share a full language, but on a breezy, balmy November night, we shared at least two words. “Junior Lake?” I asked of the man in the home team's batting...
  • Tigers Clinch AL Central Title

    Tigers Clinch AL Central Title
    The Tigers beat the Royals 6-3 Monday night clinching the American League Central Division title.  Detroit will make consecutive playoff appearences for the first time since 1934 and 1935. Rick Porcello pitched 5 innings to earn his 10th win of the...
  • Tigers Lose; Series Tied

    Tigers Lose; Series Tied
    The Oakland A's forced a Game 5 in the American League Divisional Series, topping the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in game four on Wednesday at Oakland Coliseum. It seemed like the Tigers would be advancing to their second straight ALCS and have a rested Justin...
  • Tigers Overcome Valverde's Blown Save, Beat Yankees 6-4 in Game 1 of ALCS

    Tigers Overcome Valverde's Blown Save, Beat Yankees 6-4 in Game 1 of ALCS
    Jose Valverde could've been the goat. But thankfully for him and the Detroit Tigers, Delmon Young was the hero. Young hit an RBI double to rightfield that got just got by Nick Swisher to score Miguel Cabrera for the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th...
  • Tigers Beat Yankees Again; Lead Series 2-0

    Tigers Beat Yankees Again; Lead Series 2-0
    The Tigers left the Big Apple with a big lead in the ALCS. The Tigers won Game Two of the ALCS over the New York Yankees 3-0 to take a commanding 2-0 series lead with the best-of-seven ALCS heading to Detroit for the next three games. Detroit took...
  • World Series starts and, perhaps, ends with Justin Verlander

    World Series starts and, perhaps, ends with Justin Verlander
    SAN FRANCISCO — This is a one-man World Series. The most valuable players in waiting, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, are here. So is Prince Fielder, the only one of baseball's $200-million men still in uniform this season. So is Matt Cain, who...
  • Bill Plaschke: Detroit Tigers, put a cork in the party

     
    Bill Plaschke: One of baseball’s strangest traditions -- the champagne party after every postseason series win -- was on display again after the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees in the ALDS, and excuse me if I’m not all bubbly about...