American League

Around the horn: K-Rod reaches 400 saves

Around the horn: K-Rod reaches 400 saves

Francisco Rodriguez of the Detroit Tigers became the sixth player in major league history with 400 saves. His first save preserved a victory for John Lackey in 2003; the two still are going strong. Lackey and Rodriguez each made his debut with the 2002 World Series champion Angels; the two accounted for 18 of the 27 outs in the Game 7 victory over the San Francisco Giants. …

The only team without a start from a home-grown pitcher this season? The Chicago Cubs, the best team. … Tampa Bay outfielder Brandon Guyer was hit by a pitch 13 times in the Rays’ first 44 games, the first player to be hit so often so early...