| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:34 PM
DETROIT — power. And it has left the Tigers on the brink of elimination and simmering with frustration.
Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith hit home runs for the A’s, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning Monday and defeated...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
October is the month of triple-crown TV viewing. It's playoff time. Nothing better than a couch, a beer and a big-screen TV.
To steal from the long-ago "Saturday Night Live" eloquence of Chico Escuela, "Baseball been berry, berry good to us."
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Was going to do all that wizardry that goes into the crafting of fine stories on Kirk Gibson’s nearly 20-minute interview on his historic World Series home run.
But realizing most followers of the team can never get enough of that 1988 moment,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Wednesday night was pretty fun for ABC in the ratings, though Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night" continued to lose viewers in its third week.
Last night's Halloween-themed episode of the comedy, about a group of shut-ins who decide to party beyond...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Clay Buchholz (10-0) gave up three hits and struck out six batters over five innings in his first start since early June and the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-0, Tuesday night.
Buchholz, sidelined because of a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Wally Bell had been a member part of an officiating crew for the Major League Baseball playoffs last week. And there was a space for the veteran umpire as the crew for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series lined up Tuesday afternoon.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The Dodgers' stunning last-to-first season could add a remarkable dimension: A team marooned in last place at the start of July could be the first to clinch a playoff berth.
The Dodgers open play Tuesday with a magic number of 8. The Atlanta Braves also...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Andy Pafko, 92, a former Brooklyn Dodger outfielder who famously watched Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" sail over the left-field wall of the Polo Grounds during the 1951 National League playoffs, died Tuesday at a nursing home in...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:33 PM
"I'd rather have a pitcher nobody is talking about who has won 15 games than somebody everyone is raving about who has won five. I'm a baseball manager, not a statistician."
Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland, on analysts pointing out that Tigers ace...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders.
A family statement confirming his death did not...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:51 PM
DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli.
With Verlander continuing the...