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DETROIT -- Regardless of how the World Series turns out, Anibal Sanchez will be in an excellent situation.
Sanchez is just 28 years old and will be a free agent when the season ends, which could be as soon as Sunday night for the Detroit Tigers. They trail the San Francisco Giants 3-0 in the World Series after a 2-0 loss in Game 3 on Saturday.
The Tigers acquired Sanchez along with second baseman Omar Infante at the trade deadline, and neither has disappointed.
Sanchez came into the World Series with a 1-1 postseason record and a 1.35 ERA, which included seven shutout innings in New York against the Yankees.
On Saturday night, he was nearly as good, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings of work. He threw 117 pitches, walking one and striking out eight .
Those two runs came in the second inning, when he walked leadoff hitter Hunter Pence, who stole second and scored on Gregor Blanco's triple. Blanco scored on Brandon Crawford's RBI single.
"I thought he w...
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DETROIT By the end of the night Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila who was originally in the Game 4 lineup but was scratched due to an lingering forearm injury had company in the trainer's room.
In the ninth inning, second baseman Omar Infante was hit on his left hand by Giants reliever Santiago Casilla.
Infante immediately headed toward the dugout, clutching his hand in...
Delmon Young was asked what the Tigers are going to do to change their luck: “Like sacrifice a chicken or something? We’re not going to do that.” (@beckjason).
Well that seems reasonable. Not that anyone has suggested any better ideas.
Delmon also states the painful truth when he says that “we haven’t hit all playoffs,” not just against the Giants.
And yet in some...
Miguel Cabrera was literally crowned on Saturday night for winning MLB's first Triple Crown since 1967.
Frank Robinson and Bud Selig were on hand to present Cabrera with the crown at a press conference on Saturday prior to Game 3 of the World Series. Cabrera won the first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat 45 years ago.
DETROIT -- There were a lot of Hall of Famers in the house Saturday -- and a couple of award winners, too.
Hank Aaron was there to present the award named after him to Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey as the two most outstanding offensive players in each league.
Commissioner Bud Selig was also part of the ceremony.
"Miguel joined historic company this year by winning the game...
Miguel Cabrera hit a wild-blown, two-run homer off Matt Cain in the third inning, and the Detroit Tigers took their first lead of the World Series when they moved ahead of the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday in Game 4 as they tried to avoid elimination.
Cabrera's drive, on an 86 mph breaking ball, sailed over right fielder Hunter Pence who thought he would catch it but ran...
Video: World Series on FOX: Tough loss for Leyland
Tigers manager Jim Leyland was as classy and respectful in defeat as one can be. Though he was extraordinarily disappointed that his team was swept in the World Series by the San Francisco Giants — and nearly in tears during his postgame interview — he praised the Giants.
“I want to first start by congratulating the Giants...
San Francisco closer Sergio Romo strikes out Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, looking, to finish off a Game 4 victory and the 2012 World Series title for the Giants via the sweep.
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Nothing is stopping them -- not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded.
Armed and accelerating, the San Francisco Giants became the first team to throw consecutive World Series shutouts in nearly a half-century, blanking Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on a chilly Saturday night for a commanding 3-0 lead.
''I'll say this: The club...
Prior to tonight‘s game, Octavio Dotel stated the obvious. Asked about his team trailing the World Series two-games-to-none, the Tigers reliever said, “We need to win tonight.”
They didn’t win, and that puts them on the brink. With a 2-0 victory behind the pitching of Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum and Sergio Romo, the Giants are now one game away from the franchise’s seventh...
DETROIT -- The San Francisco Giants made it a clean sweep. Second baseman Marco Scutaro hit the game-winning single with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to score Ryan Theriot, and the Giants completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night to win the World Series. Giants closer Sergio Romo pitched a scoreless bottom of the 10th inning...