| Aug 21, 2011
| 5:03 PM
Having already erased much of a big deficit, the Indians were on the cusp of tying the game in the ninth inning with runners in scoring position, one out and a fly ball from Matt LaPorta heading toward center field.
Unfortunately for Cleveland, that's...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Justin Verlander is baseball's first 20-game winner this season.
It won't go down as one of his best starts, and it did not come easy, but Verlander picked up his eighth straight victory Saturday as the Tigers beat the Twins, 6-4, at Target Field.
| Oct 31, 2011
| 6:20 PM
The Orioles apparently are inching closer to the selection and hiring of a new head of baseball operations as the clock begins to tick on what could be a very important offseason for the struggling franchise.
Toronto Blue Jays executive Tony LaCava was...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Wilson Betemit capped Detroit's three-run eighth inning with a tiebreaking RBI double against his former team, leading the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Austin Jackson went 4 for 4 and scored three times for the AL...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Rick Porcello was solid on the hill and the Tigers scored five two-out runs in the first inning and never looked back, furthering their stranglehold on the AL Central with a 10-1 drubbing of the Indians.
The Tigers, winners of five straight, hold an 8...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Justin Verlander showed Wednesday he is still human. The verdict is still out on Victor Martinez.
On an afternoon when Verlander gave up a pair of two-run home runs to Shelley Duncan, Martinez put the fireballer back in front with a seventh-inning...
| Sep 11, 2011
As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Doug Fister threw seven innings of three-hit ball and Jose Valverde struggled before earning his club-record 43rd save, as the Detroit Tigers held on for their ninth straight win in a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park.
| Sep 14, 2011
The field for this fall's playoffs might be far different if Josh Byrnes, then the Diamondbacks general manager, hadn't approached the Yankees' Brian Cashman with an idea shortly before Thanksgiving in 2009.
What transpired next may have contributed to...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander continued making history and polishing his resume Sunday for American League Cy Young Award and MVP voters.
Verlander won his team-record 12th straight start and captured his big league best 24th victory as the Tigers...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 9:00 PM
In his final start of the season, Justin Verlander was unable to become MLB's first 25-game winner in 21 years, as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Detroit Tigers, 6-5, on a suicide squeeze in the ninth inning.
Verlander had his 12-start winning...