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Los Angeles Angels
DETROIT - Don't talk wild card or division title to Bob Melvin. "All I'm trying to do is win as many games as I can," the Oakland manager said Thursday afternoon after his A's came back to drub Detroit 12-4 to break a two-game slide by winning the final game of the series. Oakland has made a living off other teams' mistakes this year, while Detroit has spent the season trying to overcome its defensive deficiencies. "Any time you get down, and someone gets that first run, it's big," Melvin said. The A's rang up four in the sixth to take control of the game, 6-3, thanks to a rookie mistake plus a knuckling line drive that got by a normally reliable veteran. The A's entered the day second in the AL West, four behind Texas, and second in the AL wild card standings, a half-game back of Baltimore and 3 1/2 games up on the Los Angeles Angels. "Even if we got beat," Melvin said, "I don't think we would pus...
BEST OF MAXIM
Come Sept. 27, Keith Hernandez may no longer be Keith Hernandez. You’ve seen him as the NL MVP in 1979. You’ve seen him in five All-Star games. You’ve seen him nearly lead the Mets to the World Series in 1988 only to fall one victory short. You’ve seen him in “Seinfeld. You’ve seen him in the broadcast booth. But all the while, you’ve seen Keith Hernandez with a mustache...
DETROIT If you asked the Magic 8-Ball whether Max Scherzer will make his next scheduled start Sunday, you'd probably get an answer like, "All signs point to yes."
Scherzer, who had to leave his last start three days ago after just two innings because of shoulder weakness, is feeling a lot better.
Scherzer played catch out to 75 feet Friday and was very encouraged...
(sorry for the late post)
79-69, 2nd place, 2 games behind CWS, E# 13.
Quick turnaround today.
Let’s not discount how well the Tigers have played over the last two days. The Athletics were the ALs hottest team coming into Detroit, posting an 8-2 record over their last 10 games and going 22-9 over the last month+. And the Tigers have won two snoozers. A sweep this afternoon could...
DETROIT The old saying is defense wins championships. If that's the case, the Tigers are probably not going to need any champagne.
The box score from Thursday afternoon's 12-4 loss to the Oakland A's shows that the Tigers made one error, Omar Infante's throwing error in the third inning that allowed a run to score.
"I think Omar's play, he just didn'...
The Detroit Tigers have been all in from the start of the regular season. They knew that losing Victor Martinez was going to be too big of a loss to overcome, so general manager Dave Dombrowski decided to go out and bring in Prince Fielder for the next nine years. This was a Tigers team that was not going to settle for just reaching the American League Championship Series...
Tigers ace Justin Verlander's opinion if Miguel Cabrera was not named MVP if his teammate wins the Triple Crown: "Bull (expletive)."
The Detroit Tigers were the popular pick to reach the World Series before this season began. They already had the MVP-caliber Miguel Cabrera, they had the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, and they went out and got Prince Fielder. With their run to the play-offs last season and the additions in the offseason, the Tigers appeared to be poised for a season...
Miguel Cabrera is on the verge of doing something that hasn't been done in baseball for a long time, and even that might not win him the MVP. The reigning winner of that award has a couple of problems with that.
Justin Verlander, who won the Cy Young and MVP last season, has put his support firmly behind his teammate in this year's race for the award.
However, there are...
So you thought the Tigers were going to come into the 2012 season, sleep walk through the entire thing and end up winning the division by 10 or so games. Hey you’re not alone, prior to the beginning of the year many pundits from around the country picked the Tigers to without a doubt win the AL Central comfortably especially after the addition of Prince Fielder to a lineup that...
With the season winding down, the Detroit Tigers will only see two teams the rest of the way.Fortunately for them, one of them is the Minnesota Twins.The Tigers try for a fifth win in six games in this series as they open a three-game set against the visiting Twins on Friday night.Detroit (79-70) scored a combined 18 runs in kicking off its 10-game homestand with back-to-back wins...
After suffering a mild concussion earlier in the week, Tigers catcher Alex Avila was cleared to play Thursday afternoon and should be in the lineup Friday when the Tigers begin a critical series against the Minnesota Twins.
Avila reportedly passed a SCAT II test Thursday morning which originally revealed the mild concussion earlier in the week.
“Everything was just better across...
If Ron Gardenhire had a vote for AL MVP, he would cast it for Miguel Cabrera.
''I'm just tipping my hat to Cabrera, he's the best player in this league,'' the Minnesota manager said Friday before the series opener in Detroit was postponed by rain. ''He's going for a Triple Crown, that's an MVP season. His team is in a playoff hunt not solely...
DETROIT (AP) -- Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-4 Thursday in a matchup of AL playoff contenders.
Both teams began the day in second place in their divisions, and Oakland held an edge in the wild-card race. The Tigers fell 2 games behind the Central-leading Chicago White Sox...
The Detroit Tigers are running out of time to make their move in 2012. In an important and winnable game, both Anibal Sanchez and the bullpen came up small and the Tigers offense left eight men on base, contributing to … Continue reading →
The other day my good friend and colleague, Jeffery, publicly mocked me for not being tuned in to Anibal Sanchez’s at-the-time no-no. In his screed, Jeff notes how he sent me text, a text that compelled me to call him and find out what was going on. However, when you read a little more closely, you realize that this all happened on Saturday.
Now, I’m sure I don’t need...