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  1. Red Sox jump out to early lead against Tigers in Game 5 of ALCS

    Oct 17, 2013, 8:58 PM EST

    Mike Napoli Getty

    The Red Sox were held hitless for six innings by Anibal Sanchez back in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday, but they are off to a quick start against him tonight. Mike Napoli led off the top of the second inning with a long home run to straightaway center field to get the Red…

  2. ALCS, Game 5: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 17, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for Game 5 in Detroit … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Jonny Gomes SS Stephen Drew 3B Xander Bogaerts C David Ross SP Jon Lester There was lots of post-Game 4 talk about benching someone from the left side of the…

  3. ALCS, Game 4: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 16, 2013, 3:44 PM EST

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for Game 4 in Detroit … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Jake Peavy Switch-hitter Daniel Nava and his .322 batting average versus right-handed pitching is finally back in the…

  4. ALCS, Game 3: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 15, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for this afternoon’s Game 3 in Detroit … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez SS Jhonny Peralta C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Andy Dirks SP Justin Verlander Tigers manager Jim Leyland is sticking with Jhonny Peralta at shortstop, but has made a…

  5. The guy who stole that home run ball in Boston being called “The Angel of Fenway”

    Oct 14, 2013, 4:38 PM EST

    fan rips ball out of hands

    The guy who grabbed a home run ball out of a woman’s hand to throw it out onto the field, and who is reported to have called a black fan nearby “Trayvon” and “Prince Fielder‘s crackhead brother” has a fan club! It’s the mouth-breathers over at Barstool Sports Boston, who have dubbed this fine gentleman…

  6. Worst fan: Sox fan ripped home run ball out of woman’s hand, taunted other with racist remarks

    Oct 14, 2013, 6:47 AM EST

    fan rips ball out of hands

    I couldn’t believe what I saw after Alex Avila‘s home run last night. If you were following the game online you no doubt saw it too, as video of it quickly went viral. A fan in the right field stands ripped the home run ball out of the hands of the woman who came up…

  7. Tigers lose the momentum, but still have an edge

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:32 AM EST

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    It’s not going to be the joyous plane ride home the Tigers were looking forward to, but achieving a split in Fenway, with Justin Verlander about to pitch in Game 3, is a great place for Jim Leyland’s team to be with up to five games remaining in the ALCS. There’s something to be said…

  8. Red Sox mount improbable comeback, walk off winners in Game 2 to even ALCS at 1-1

    Oct 13, 2013, 11:52 PM EST

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Has the sleeping giant risen from his slumber? The Red Sox led the American League in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and (of course) OPS during the regular season, but between Game 1 and the fifth inning of Game 2, they looked more like the Miami Marlins. They were no-hit through eight and two-thirds innings in…

  9. Tigers break out the lumber in the sixth inning, take 5-0 lead in ALCS Game 2

    Oct 13, 2013, 10:20 PM EST

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Through the first 14 innings, the ALCS had been a pitcher-dominated affair. Anibal Sanchez and the Tiger bullpen held the Red Sox hitless through eight and two-thirds innings in Game 1 and Scherzer has held the Sox hitless through five in Game 2. To their credit, the Sox pitching has been nearly as good —…

  10. ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Red Sox

    Oct 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

    fenway park getty

    Below are the starting lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Red Sox at Boston’s Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Detroit leads the best-of-seven Championship Series 1-0 after Saturday’s victory. Detroit Tigers CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B…

  11. Tigers take a 1-0 lead on Jhonny Peralta’s two-out RBI single in the sixth

    Oct 12, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Five

    After squandering an opportunity to take the lead in the top of the fifth, the Tigers finally broke through in the top of the sixth against Red Sox starter Jon Lester. After getting Torii Hunter to ground out, Lester put Miguel Cabrera on base with a walk and Prince Fielder by drilling him in the…

  12. ALCS, Game 1: Tigers-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 12, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    ALCS 2013

    Lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS in Boston … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez LF Jhonny Peralta 2B Omar Infante C Alex Avila SS Jose Iglesias As expected, Jose Iglesias is back at shortstop after Jhonny Peralta made the start there in Game…

  13. Torii Hunter eager to extend his playing career past 2014

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game One

    Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter is through year one of his two-year deal signed in November last year. He’ll turn 39 years old on July 18, so the thought was that the contract would create a clear path into retirement, but Hunter sounds eager to continue playing beyond that. Via MLB.com: Asked Friday, prior to his…

  14. Sonny Gray broke his thumb last night

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Sonny Gray Getty

    Not only did Sonny Gray take the loss against the Tigers last night, allowing three runs in five innings, the A’s rookie suffered a broken left thumb thanks to a Prince Fielder comebacker in the fifth inning. X-rays taken after Gray exited the game showed the break and Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that he’s…

  15. Bob Melvin gets bailed out by overpowering Verlander

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:37 PM EST

    Bob Melvin

    The A’s made the most impetuous decision of the postseason in starting Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon in Wednesday’s Game 5, choosing a rookie over the guy who finished second in the AL in ERA based on one excellent performance. And how’d the follow that up? By treating Game 5 against a completely dominant Justin…

  16. ALDS, Game 5: Tigers-A’s lineups

    Oct 10, 2013, 4:43 PM EST

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    Lineups for Game 5 in Oakland … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez SS Jhonny Peralta C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Don Kelly SP Justin Verlander Tigers manager Jim Leyland has made a big change, benching slick-fielding rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias and shifting…

  17. Tigers force ALDS Game 5 with 8-6 victory over A’s

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:40 PM EST

    tigers getty

    There will be a Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday. Tigers starter Doug Fister yielded seven hits, a walk and three earned runs over a shaky six-inning outing and the Detroit offense appeared lifeless in the early frames, but a three-run fifth, a two-run seventh and a three-run eighth gave the American League Central champions…

  18. Tigers tie ALDS Game 4 on Jhonny Peralta homer

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:43 PM EST

    jhonny peralta tigers getty

    Detroit’s bats have finally, desperately come alive. After leadoff singles from Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez in the bottom of the fifth inning, shortstop-turned-outfielder Jhonny Peralta slugged a Dan Straily fastball over the left field fence at Comerica Park, tying this ALDS Game 4 at 3-3. A’s left fielder Yoenis Cespedes climbed high atop the…

  19. A’s have early Game 4 lead against punchless Tigers

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:18 PM EST

    dan straily getty

    If the Detroit offense can’t get something working soon, it’ll be lights out for the Tigers’ 2013 season. A’s starter Dan Straily is working on a no-hitter through four innings of this ALDS Game 4 at a beautifully-sun-lit but less-than-enthusiastic Comerica Park. Straily has surrendered just one baserunner — Prince Fielder, on a second-inning hit-by-pitch…

  20. ALDS, Game 4: A’s-Tigers lineup

    Oct 8, 2013, 2:20 PM EST

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    Lineups as the Tigers try to force a fifth game … Athletics: CF Coco Crisp 3B Josh Donaldson SS Jed Lowrie 1B Brandon Moss LF Yoenis Cespedes DH Seth Smith RF Josh Reddick C Stephen Vogt 2B Eric Sogard SP Dan Straily A’s manager Bob Melvin didn’t change a thing after the Game 3 win,…

  21. ALDS, Game 3: A’s-Tigers lineups

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    Lineups for the first of four games (!) today … Athletics: CF Coco Crisp 3B Josh Donaldson SS Jed Lowrie 1B Brandon Moss LF Yoenis Cespedes DH Seth Smith RF Josh Reddick C Stephen Vogt 2B Eric Sogard SP Jarrod Parker Oakland manager Bob Melvin is going with the same lineup he used in Game…

  22. ALDS Game 2: Tigers-Athletics lineups

    Oct 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    Tigers and Athletics lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS, at O.co Coliseum. First pitch is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Don Kelly SS Jose Iglesias SP Justin Verlander I speculated…

  23. Max Scherzer’s strong effort leads Tigers to victory in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 5, 2013, 1:03 AM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Max Scherzer led the league in wins with 21 and WHIP with 0.97. He also logged the second-most double-digit strikeout games with eight, trailing the 12 of Yu Darvish. Among Game 1 starters on the American League side of the playoffs, Scherzer had to be the scariest and the Athletics saw exactly why tonight. The…

  24. Tigers get to Bartolo Colon to take an early 3-0 lead

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:51 PM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    Athletics starter Bartolo Colon got off to a very shaky start to kick off Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tigers. Austin Jackson doubled to right to lead off the inning. Colon then hit Torii Hunter with a pitch, and followed it up with a first-pitch meatball to the hobbled Miguel Cabrera, who drove…

  25. ALDS Game 1: Tigers vs. Athletics lineups

    Oct 4, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    The American League’s number two and three offenses will go at it shortly. Can each team’s respective ace limit the offense? Grab your popcorn. The game is scheduled for a 9:30 PM EDT start. Tigers: Austin Jackson, CF Torii Hunter, RF Miguel Cabrera, 3B Prince Fielder, 1B Victor Martinez, DH Alex Avila, C Omar Infante,…

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