| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:11 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer will be representing the Minnesota Twins at the All-Star Game. Josh Willingham, however, might be the team’s most valuable player at this point.
He came through again in the clutch Sunday.
Trevor Plouffe homered...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:46 AM
DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire deflected credit on the night the Minnesota Twins gave their manager his 900th career victory.
Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run single, one of six singles during Minnesota’s four-run fourth inning, to help the Twins...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:38 PM
This was the kind of September slide the South Side embraced rather than feared, one that brought the White Sox nearer the playoffs instead of farther away.
This was right fielder Alex Rios, the team's most valuable player, proving it yet another way by...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 10:49 PM
DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera moved one step closer toward doing something no one has done in 45 years while helping the Detroit Tigers keep their hopes high in the AL Central race.
Cabrera hit his 42nd homer, putting himself in Triple Crown position...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Doug Fister set an AL record by striking out nine straight batters and the Detroit Tigers kept their lead in the Central, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Thursday on Alex Avila's grounder in the ninth inning.
The Tigers began the day with a one-...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:59 PM
The Orioles are looking outside the organization for an on-base threat to increase production at the top of the lineup, but manager Buck Showalter obviously couldn't wait any longer for help in the leadoff spot.
That's why right fielder Nick Markakis has...
| Jul 29, 2012
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-...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:22 PM
After one inning of baseball at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles were in a five-run hole against the Detroit Tigers. But for these Orioles, it was business as usual, not an insurmountable deficit. In the bullpen, the relievers were still...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:36 PM
You almost never can boil a baseball season down to one game, let alone one pitch. But when I break down what happened to the White Sox down the stretch in 2012, when a potentially great season for rookie manager Robin Ventura turned into a learning...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
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...