11:10 AM EDT, Sat July 26, 2014
South Side Sox 3 hours ago

White Sox 9, Twins 5: Hits of all kinds

Jose Abreu kicks down door with 30th homer to give John Danks plenty of support Kevin Correia, describe your start against the White Sox with one face. Yup, that does it. The Twins starter spent the entire evening in various states of frustration, and it's easy to understand why. He gave up seven runs on 10 hits over four innings, and those 10 hits covered the entire bloop-blast spectrum. He had nobody but himself to blame for the worst of it, and he knew it. He trailed 3-0 as fast as he could because after giving up a punch single to Adam Eaton and a duck-snort to Alexei Ramirez, he hung...
Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago
Detroit Tigers Gameday: J.D. Martinez (upper quad) back in lineup; Drew Smyly takes mound in Anaheim

Detroit Tigers Gameday: J.D. Martinez (upper quad) back in lineup; Drew Smyly takes mound in Anaheim

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is back in the lineup after missing the past two games with soreness in his upper quad. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (57-42, 1st in AL Central) at Los Angeles Angels (60-41, 2nd in AL West)When: 10:05 p.m.Where: Angel Stadium in AnaheimTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersLHP Drew Smyly (6-8, 3.80 ERA)Lifetime vs. Angels: 0-1, 4.50 ERA Los Angeles AngelsLHP Tyler Skaggs (5-5, 4.65 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers: 2-1,...
Plain Dealer 22 mins ago
Terry Pluto's Talkin' about Kevin Love, Cleveland Browns and Indians

Terry Pluto's Talkin' about Kevin Love, Cleveland Browns and Indians

The Cavs may be forced to trade for Kevin Love knowing he can be a free agent in the summer of 2015.
Bless You Boys 4 hours ago

Bless You Boys Podcast 121: All hail Joakim Soria

A bleary-eyed Big Al and HookSlide spend another show talking about the Tigers' bullpen, ponder the pros and cons of the Joakim Soria deal along with the Joe Nathan and prospect fallout, ask how Detroit can 'win' the trade, debunk jinxes and revel in the glory that is Ryan Raburn's throwing arm. Bless You Boys Podcast 121 was recorded July 25, 2014, has a running time of 73 minutes, and features Al Beaton and HookSlide.Download the MP3Listen via the embedded on-demand stream: Popular Sports Internet Radio with Bless You Boys Podcast on BlogTalkRadio Hear more: BYB Podcast archive - SB...
Twinkie Town 1 hour ago
Correia Lit Up As White Sox Thump Twins, 9-5

Correia Lit Up As White Sox Thump Twins, 9-5

They look like sellers. If you were five minutes late tuning in to Friday's game, you missed Kevin Correia putting the Twins in an immediate hole, surrendering a majestic, 3-run dong to Chicago's Jose Abreu.  It was a hole the Twins were never able to crawl out of, as the White Sox cruised to a 9-5 victory. With both their long relievers (Samuel Deduno and Anthony Swarzak) unavailable, Minnesota needed Correia to be effective, or failing that, at least pitch for 6-7 innings.  He was able to do neither, getting pasted to the tune of seven runs and 10 hits over the course of four...
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Cleveland Indians fall victim to the long ball, lose again to Royals, 6-4

Cleveland Indians fall victim to the long ball, lose again to Royals, 6-4

Billy Butler took four steps toward first base before he flipped his bat aside. John Axford's second pitch of the night sailed over the left-field fence at Kauffman Stadium. It landed somewhere near Springfield.
Bless You Boys 9 hours ago
Angels 2, Tigers 1: LA bullpen shuts down Detroit offense, Drew Smyly strikes out career high 11 in loss

Angels 2, Tigers 1: LA bullpen shuts down Detroit offense, Drew Smyly strikes out career high 11 in loss

The Tigers let an excellent outing from Drew Smyly go to waste in a 2-1 loss to the Angels. Detroit's offense could not get anything going against five LA pitchers, held to one hit over the final 3 1/3 innings. Thanks to excellent relief work, the Los Angeles Angels made a pair of sixth inning runs hold up in a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The teams with the second (LA) and third (Detroit) best records in the AL have gone toe-to-toe, splitting the first two of their four game series. Both starters were pulled in the sixth inning, putting the game in the hands of the bullpens. The...

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 18 mins ago

It's time for the Twins to replace Ron Gardenhire

Anger and apathy over another poor season means it's time for the Twins to make visible and needed changes. That includes a new manager.
Sacramento Bee 36 mins ago

Detroit Tigers (57-43) at LA Angels of Anaheim (61-41), 9:05 p.m. (ET)

The LA Angels of Anaheim are one of only two teams in the major leagues with at least 60 wins to this point in the season, unfortunately the other one is the Oakland Athletics and they are the ones currently keeping the Halos from taking over first place in the American League West standings.
Plain Dealer 1 hour ago
Michael Brantley erases long line of forgettable Cleveland Indians left fielders: Zack Meisel's musings

Michael Brantley erases long line of forgettable Cleveland Indians left fielders: Zack Meisel's musings

Michael Brantley has solidified the left field position for the Indians for the foreseeable future. It's about time someone did. The club has shuffled through 41 different starting left fielders over the last 10 years.
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Will the hot-and-cold Cleveland Indians remain lukewarm for the rest of the season?

Will the hot-and-cold Cleveland Indians remain lukewarm for the rest of the season?

Time is ticking away. The Indians seem to be stuck in neutral.
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago
Analysis: Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus needs to consider sitting Alex Avila against lefties

Analysis: Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus needs to consider sitting Alex Avila against lefties

Alex Avilas on-base percentage could be a lot better. Particularly if Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stopped penciling Avila in the starting lineup against left-handed starting pitchers. Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila celebrates as he crosses the plate in front of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning on July 12 in Kansas City, Mo.AP Photo  ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is arguably one of the best defensive catchers in the American League. Need proof? His defensive WAR (7.6) ranks tied for...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3 hours ago

Kendrys Morales Heading Back to Seattle

The Padres scored nine runs in the sixth en route to a 13-3 win over the Cubs. The Seattle Mariners acquired Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins in a trade for relief pitcher Stephen Pryor.
Detroit Free Press 7 hours ago

L.A. 2, Detroit 1: Smyly stymies Angels but Tigers fall

Want to know a good formula for the Tigers to lose? Have a left-hander strike out at least 11 Angels. Drew Smyly fanned a career-high 11 in his 5 2/3 innings on Friday night. He gave up two runs in the sixth and lost, 2-1.
Detroit Free Press 7 hours ago

Angels 2, Tigers 1: Why the Tigers lost on Friday night

WHAT HAPPENED: Entering the sixth, Tigers starter Drew Smyly had allowed one hit and had fanned 10. But the Angels scored twice off him in the inning to wipe out his 1-0 lead. The Tigers managed one runner the rest of the way.

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    John Axford

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  • 6 Drew Smyly

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    Tigers fail to profit on Drew Smyly's career 11K offering in one-run loss

  • 5 Billy Butler

    Billy Butler

    Butler's eighth-inning blast lifts Royals past Indians, 6-4

  • 4 Justin Masterson

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    Indians notebook: Masterson still working out kinks in second rehab start

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    Max Scherzer

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