| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:54 PM
BOSTON — He pounded his chest twice as he rounded first base. He pounded his chest twice more after he rounded third and headed for home.
Shane Victorino pounded his chest so hard Saturday night that he ripped the hearts out of the Detroit Tigers....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:20 PM
BOSTON — One step from returning to the World Series for the first time since 2007, the Boston Red Sox know exactly what stands in their way.
"Battle old Max," outfielder Jonny Gomes said. "It's not getting any easier."
Old Max would be Max...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:38 PM
DETROIT — After watching the Tigers lose in the American League Championship Series in 2011 and seeing the Giants sweep them in last year's World Series, Motown is getting antsy.
And when the crowd of 42,669 began booing star first baseman...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:52 PM
BOSTON — All that stuff about Fear the Beard, and the hard truth is that through two chilly October nights at Fenway Park Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer had cut through the most productive lineup in baseball like Schick and Gillette. All that stuff...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song:
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
BOSTON — One led the American League in stolen bases this season. The other led the American League in getting hit by pitches. Some have claimed, somewhat unfairly, certainly callously, that one does not play in pain. The other almost seems to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:48 PM
DETROIT -- On a night of desperation, dispute and finally, delirium, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers kept their season alive by the slimmest of margins.
A tying home run, helped along by a couple of fans in right field.
A full-count pitch with...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Talking baseball while marveling at how quickly the Blackhawks got back on the ice:
1. Welcome back, Alexei Ramirez.
The White Sox shortstop made a diving grab to nail down Addison Reed’s 38th save last night, one night after he finished a...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:41 PM
He homered in the last four games before the All-Star break. He's tied for the most home runs hit before the All-Star break in American League history with 37. He's on pace for the first 60-home run season since 2001.
But Orioles first baseman Chris...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB Home Run Derby 2013 date, time and TV channel: The New York Mets host this year’s Home Run Derby at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., as part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star festivities. The best sluggers in baseball — including the...