| Aug 5, 2014
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...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Both the Detroit Tigers and the Angels have added key arms to their bullpens. And when Sunday’s game reached the late innings tied at 1-1, it was clear this one would be decided by the relievers.
In the battle of retooled bullpens, Detroit cracked...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:33 PM
All games on WSCR-AM 670.
Season series: Tigers lead 5-4.
Tuesday: 6:08 p.m., CSN.
LH Jose Quintana (5-7, 3.15) vs. RH Anibal Sanchez (7-4, 3.45).
Wednesday: 6:08 p.m., CSN.
RH Hector Noesi (5-6, 4.37) vs. RH Max Scherzer (12-3, 3.37)....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:15 PM
DETROIT — About 24 hours before Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline, White Sox manager Robin Ventura reasoned his players were "pretty loose" considering the ticking clock that hangs over some players at this time of the season.
It might have...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:22 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:24 PM
DETROIT -- Saturday was not a good day for the Angels, who got a leadoff home run from J.B. Shuck and nothing else against Detroit co-ace Max Scherzer in a 5-2 loss that ended their improbable winning streak over the Tigers at 10 games dating to September...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Tigers 5, Angels 2
KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two outs in the top of the fourth inning, right-hander Max Scherzer struck out Erick Aybar swinging to end the inning and preserve a 3-1 lead. A hit by the Angels shortstop in that...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:00 AM
There probably have been five times in the past 20 months or so that I've written a game story about Chris Tillman's continued emergence/maturation as a pitcher.
Several times I've written about whether he is – or is at least on his way to...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 10:59 PM
Dodgers 6, Giants 2
ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke improved to 2-0 as he limited the Giants to two runs and six hits over six innings. Both runs he allowed came on solo home runs in the sixth inning, one by Brandon Belt and the other by Hunter Pence. Don...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:20 AM
In their season-opening series, the Cubs improved from 1-for-lordtheystink with runners in scoring position to 3-for-omigawd.
In the final game of a series they just lost to the Phillies at home, they improved from 4-for-lordtheystink to 8-for-omigawd...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:57 PM
It’s not how you score runs, just that you score more than the other guy. Wild pitches, bases-loaded walks, bunts, bloopers, sacrifice flies, stumbling outfielders -- whatever works.
Tuesday night the Dodgers edged the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, scoring...