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  • Buck Showalter talks about Ubaldo Jimenez on ALDS roster, other moves

    Buck Showalter talks about Ubaldo Jimenez on ALDS roster, other moves
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Thursday's game that he faced some difficult choices in selecting the team’s American League Division Series roster, but he said the decision to add right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez gives his 11-man pitching...
  • Orioles announce ALDS roster; Jimenez on, Matusz and McFarland off

    The Orioles will only have two lefties in their bullpen for the American League Division Series that starts tonight at 5:37 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers, and Ubaldo Jimenez is a surprise addition to the roster. The Tigers don’t have many left-...
  • Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central

    Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central
    DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central Division. The right-handed...
  • Tigers down Royals to open big AL Central series

    DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos hit a two-run double as part of a six-run third inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals, 9-5, in the opener of a key three-game set. Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, Victor...
  • Avila's RBI Single In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Yankees

    Avila's RBI Single In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Yankees
    Alex Avila drove a first-pitch slider off the right field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees.  Avila's two-out blast off Shawn Kelley hit midway up the wall and out of the...
  • Tigers top Yankees 5-2

    Tigers top Yankees 5-2
    By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange DETROIT — Rick Porcello reached 15 wins for the first time in his six-year career and J.D. Martinez had three hits, driving in a run and scoring twice, Tuesday night to guide the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory...
  • Tigers beat Yankees on Avila's homer in 12th

    By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK — Torii Hunter had two nerve-wracking events in the late innings Tuesday: waiting for the X-rays on his injured left hand and waiting to see which one of his teammates would deliver the game-winning...
  • McCarthy 4-0 with Yankees after beating Tigers

    By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK — Brandon McCarthy will be the first to admit that in the past when situations got tough, he might have thrown a hittable pitch in an attempt to back away. With the New York Yankees, McCarthy is not...
  • Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6

    Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6
    Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 6 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, a late addition to the lineup when third baseman David Freese was scratched because of right quadriceps tightness, came within a home run of the cycle, hitting a run-scoring triple in the second...
  • John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers

    John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers
    DETROIT¬†— It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park. But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. With Verlander continuing the...
  • Which team has the worst fans: Texans, 49ers or Red Sox?

    Which team has the worst fans: Texans, 49ers or Red Sox?
    America’s worst fans? Right now, it’s a close race between the folks who “root” for the Houston Texans and those who “occupy” the seats at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to cheer on the 49ers. With a “...