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  • 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...
  • Sox and Royals know rotations rule

    Sox and Royals know rotations rule
    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...
  • Let housecleaning begin at Wrigley

    Let housecleaning begin at Wrigley
    As the crowd cheered every move Justin Verlander made Thursday at Comerica Park South, the Tigers could not have felt more like they were in downtown Detroit without the Cubs replacing the Toyota sign in left field with a giant Ford logo. You won't see...
  • Smyly rips Royals in Detroit

    Smyly rips Royals in Detroit
    Rookie Drew Smyly struck out a career-high 10 in six impressive innings and Delmon Young homered as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Friday night. The win got the Tigers (42-42) back to .500 for the first time since May 15. They had...
  • Royals falls to Tigers 8-7

    Royals falls to Tigers 8-7
    Yuniesky Betancourt almost hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals against the Detroit Tigers.     Comerica Park was too big, though, and Austin Jackson too fast.     The Royals scored three runs in the final...
  • Tigers rattle Royals on road, 6-2

    Tigers rattle Royals on road, 6-2
    Justin Verlander breezed through eight innings and Prince Fielder hit a solo homer, helping the Detroit Tigers steady themselves with a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Detroit entered one game behind the first-place Chicago White...
  • 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-...
  • WBC rich in storylines

    WBC rich in storylines
    One thing to keep in mind about baseball: It's all good. Big-league baseball. Minor-league baseball. College baseball. Pony League baseball. Even, gasp, international baseball. While many North American fans dismiss the World Baseball Classic —...
  • 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...
  • 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...