Blown lead in 8th eats at veteran Wilson

September 20, 2017

It was a fun bonding activity, and a way for Wilson to fill the leadership role of a veteran reliever in a young bullpen. But there’s a serious side to that role: He doesn’t get many leads to protect these days as Detroit’s setup man, but the rarity of them make them valuable to protect. That’s what made Tuesday’s 9-8 loss to the A’s so tough after Jed Lowrie‘s grand…

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Presley's four-hit game not enough vs. A's

On a night when Matt Olson homered for the fifth consecutive game — an A’s rookie record — to help build an early 3-0 A’s lead, Oakland entered the seventh inning with an 8-4 deficit before rallying off the Tigers’ bullpen. • Grand slams mean 40% off pizza Must C: Five straight for Olson Must C Consecutive: Olson slugs HR in five straight Matt Olson continues his power surge and…

September 20, 2017
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Ferrell feels OK, lucky after taking liner to head

September 19, 2017

“I’ve been icing it all day, iced it last night,” Ferrell said Tuesday. “I’ll continue to ice it as long as the swelling goes down.” He walked and talked like any other player in the Tigers clubhouse at Comerica Park on Tuesday. But the soreness and the headaches were throbbing. “I’m not feeling so hot right now,” Ferrell admitted. “That area is real sore. The swelling has gone down a…

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Perez on list of prospects with soaring stock

September 19, 2017

Walker Buehler, RHP, Dodgers No. 1/MLB No. 10Buehler might have been the first player taken from Vanderbilt in 2015 if he hadn’t hurt his elbow. Instead, he saw Dansby Swanson and Carson Fulmer go in the top 10 and ended up sliding to No. 24. He had Tommy John surgery that summer after signing, but was back on the mound less than a year later. In 2017, he put the…

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Kinsler brings the lumber, but Tigers fall to A's

September 19, 2017

While the A’s roughed up Farmer, Raul Alcantara stepped into a last-minute start for the A’s in place of injured Jharel Cotton and delivered 3 2/3 scoreless innings. “I didn’t really think about my last start,” Alcantara said. “I was just kind of preparing like a reliever, go inning by inning and pitch one inning at a time and see how far I could go.” Alcantara strikes out Kinsler OAK@DET:…

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Zimmermann on track for Thursday start

September 18, 2017

“A little hit-or-miss with the mechanics, but the ball’s coming out good,” Zimmermann said. Assuming he still feels healthy Tuesday, he’s expected to start Thursday’s series opener against the Twins in Detroit.  Manager Brad Ausmus had been holding off on discussions about Norris’ return to the rotation until Zimmermann’s status was settled. On Monday, however, he seemed to create an opening for Norris to start again as well. “We’re talking…

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So close! Tigers' Boyd 1 out shy of no-hitter

September 17, 2017

“Just try not to let this happen,” Anderson said. “Try not to let him throw a no-hitter.” Boyd on his shutout CWS@DET: Boyd gets doused after shutout Matthew Boyd gets doused by his teammates and talks about his remarkable one-hit shutout and losing a no-hit bid in the 9th With a constant change of speeds, a sneaky breaking ball and some help from his defense, Boyd held down a White…

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