| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:26 PM
DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central Division.
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Chris Sale, who leads the American League with a 2.11 ERA, survived a bumpy start to emerge with a 6-3 victory in the first game of a split double-header Saturday against the Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field.
Sale (11-3) wound up tying his...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game.
The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 6, 2014
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
OAKLAND: AL's best pitching staff (3.18 ERA) gets a lot better with addition of Samardzija and Hammel. (1)
DETROIT: Victor Martinez has nearly as many home runs (21) as...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:29 PM
After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer.
Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left.
Carl Crawford? Left out.
The Dodgers flew...
| Jul 12, 2014
Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmerman abruptly left his start against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning Friday night because of a right biceps injury.
Zimmerman (6-5), scheduled to participate in his second straight All-Star...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.
Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
| Aug 27, 2014
By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange
DETROIT — Rick Porcello reached 15 wins for the first time in his six-year career and J.D. Martinez had three hits, driving in a run and scoring twice, Tuesday night to guide the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Alex Avila drove a first-pitch slider off the right field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees.
Avila's two-out blast off Shawn Kelley hit midway up the wall and out of the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:27 PM
On this date a year ago, Hanley Ramirez was batting .363. The Dodgers loved him, and vice versa. The playoffs would happen, and then the contract extension.
The playoffs happened. The new contract never did.
That sets up what could be the most...