| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
Five most interesting teams
1. Pirates: They haven't had a winning season since 1992 but might be the best team in the majors right now. They have pitching, defense and enough hitting with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte. Manager Clint...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:41 PM
No strong team needs relief pitching more than the Tigers. No reliever is hotter than Jesse Crain.
Don't be shocked if Crain is closing games against the White Sox when the teams meet in Detroit before the All-Star break.
When general manager Rick...
| 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 24, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Waking up a monster?
No, that's not what happened when Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez on Sunday Night Baseball. The Yankees were wide awake by then, thanks to a player that ownership forced on general manager Brian Cashman.
Cashman said he would...
| Sep 4, 2013
Perry Hill, the Marlins' longtime first-base coach, may have become the first man in uniform to compliment the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. He was happy to find that a small video room was added since his last visit, taking the monitors out of the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Omar Infante set career highs with five hits and six RBIs, Andy Dirks also went 5 for 5 and the Detroit Tigers pounded the Kansas City Royals 16-2 on Friday night.
Austin Jackson drove in four runs as the Tigers finished with a season-high 26 hits....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:19 PM
This was just a few minutes after the Marlins solved nothing by firing Larry Beinfest. On the other side of the field and the far side of the baseball world, the franchise's only other general manager inspected Marlins Park for the first time.
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:25 PM
1. Dodgers (2): Matt Kemp may yet provide a lift for the team that went 42-12 in July and August. One thing they're not doing is hitting for power. Their 19 homers in August were the third fewest among NL teams.
2. Tigers (1): Miguel Cabrera remains the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Alshon Jeffery learns to use his size:
1. Yes, the Cubs came close to landing a big fish last week. But now that Anibal Sanchez has re-enlisted with the Tigers, thanks to Mike Ilitch finding a spare $32 million during the...
| Oct 15, 2012
NEW YORK — In the backs of their minds, the Yankees knew this day was coming. They've known it for a long time and viewed it with the kind of dread we normally reserve for old age, increased taxes and the occasional basement flood.