Justin Verlander threw a fastball that caught a bit too much of the plate, allowing Oakland's Coco Crisp to lead off the game with a stunning home run.For the first few innings, Verlander labored, his pitch count rising while his control deserted him. But the Athletics could manage only that one run, missing their best chance of the night to break through against Detroit's hard-throwing ace. Read More
Miguel Cabrera homered twice and drove in six runs as the host Detroit Tigers survived Max Scherzer’s early exit and cruised past the A’s 12-2 in the opener of a three-game series on Tuesday. Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —That ranks him a lackluster 27th among major-league hitters at the traditionally halfway point of the season. Read More
Detroit: Home to the beleaguered auto industry, hard-traveled musicians such as Eminem and Kid Rock — and, if TV commercials are any indicator of Motor City culture, a population that prides itself on remaining stalwart amid adversity. Read More
I may be the only baseball fan in America to feel this way, but I’m glad Jim Joyce blew that call.
So sorry to interrupt all the high-level discussions of expanded instant replay and the calls for historical re-writes from the commissioner, but I’ll say it again: I’m glad he blew the call. Read More