| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
I don't own a crystal ball, but I sometimes pretend I do for professional reasons. This is one of those times, if you will indulge me.
Based on the latest vibrations coming my direction, I expect to see the Twins call a news conference sometime in the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
With seven weeks left in the season, we're about to round the quarter pole and head for home. Here is some of what I have come to believe:
•The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only...
| Aug 11, 2013
The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only because it would have home-field advantage.
No team has been better the last couple of months than the Dodgers, who turned things around in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:27 PM
The American League most valuable player debate is heating up, with Baltimore's Chris Davis muscling his way into the conversation with Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera.
"Yeah, here we go again," said Trout, who won...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter.
"Congratulations to the Tigers,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
FORT MILL, S.C. — With an engaging smile that will endear him to Chicago, Avisail Garcia grabbed my notebook Thursday in the Charlotte Knights dugout when he turned our conversation to the supportive role his wife, Anakarina, has played in his...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:49 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Manuel was fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, with his team way out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break.
Manuel, the winningest manager in franchise history, was replaced by Hall...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:21 PM
CLEVELAND -- Samuel Deduno pitched six solid innings and Josh Willingham busted out of a slump with a two-run double in the seventh, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Friday night, slowing the Indians’ climb toward a wild-...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Prince Fielder homered for the first time in three weeks, hitting a two-run shot in the first inning to help the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Andy Dirks added two doubles and two singles for the AL...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:39 PM
The Miami Marlins took advantage of an error by the Kansas City Royals to score the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, then turned to their bullpen to wrap up a 5-2 victory.
The Royals were leading 2-1 when Koyie Hill doubled off reliever...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The Kansas City Royals have designated second baseman Elliot Johnson for assignment to make room for newly acquired infielder Emilio Bonifacio.
Toronto sent the 28-year-old Bonifacio to the Royals on Wednesday for cash or a player to be named. He was...