DETROIT (AP) James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday.
McCann sent an 0-2 pitch from Tony Sipp (2-1) into the Tigers' bullpen, just beyond the reach of leaping left fielder Colby Rasmus. It was the second homer of his career.
Alex Wilson (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the...
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James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday.
Tigers rookie catcher James McCann has definitely held his own both offensively and defensively while filling in for the injured Alex Avila.
But on Wednesday night we saw McCann take his defensive efforts to the next level when he unleashed his super spidey sense.
In the fifth inning, Martin Maldonado hit a pop-up behind home plate into the netting in front of the stands. But that...
DETROIT (AP) Rookie catcher James McCann should have plenty of chances to make an impact over the next few weeks.
Alex Avila, Detroit's regular catcher for the past few seasons, is dealing with a knee problem, and that means McCann will have to play a bigger role than expected at this early stage in his career.
McCann made his major league debut last September, and he looked like...
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18 days ago
One spring training spectator got a less than desirable souvenir on Friday.
Detroit Tigers rookie catcher James McCann knew something was up when there was chatter around the ballpark after a seemingly harmless foul ball. What McCann didn’t know was that his foul ball hit an innocent bird.
McCann fouled off a pitch against the Atlanta Braves, and the ball smoked a bird sitting...
Tigers backup catcher James McCann brought back memories of Randy Johnson during this past Friday’s spring training game against the Atlanta Braves. Obviously though McCann isn’t a dominating lefty, he’s a catcher looking to earn a trip north backing up Alex Avila so the memories of the Big Unit don’t start there. They start when the rookie destroyed some poor bird in the...
It was 14 years ago that Randy Johnson obliterated a bird with one of his 99 mph fastballs during an MLB spring training game. On Friday, Detroit Tigers rookie catcher James McCann did the same with one swing of the bat. During the Tigers-Braves exhibition game yesterday, McCann launched a ball backwards over the backstop but, unfortunately, for the bird resting atop...
LAKELAND, Fla. -- In addition to their usual activities Sunday, the Tigers also held a new competition -- the catchers' olympics.
The winner was James McCann, who fittingly was wearing a Captain America shirt under his gear.
"First we blocked off a machine that was throwing right-handed sliders, there was a line we had to keep it in front of," McCann said. "Then we threw to bases...