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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The Tolliver Effect: Returning vet ready to lead a new Pistons team

AUBURN HILLS – The Pistons had a relatively stable off-season, returning three starters and six of the top nine in minutes played in 2016-17. Compare that to the team pegged as Cleveland’s top challenger in the East, the Boston Celtics, who return only two of their top seven in minutes played. Another way to drive home the transitory nature of NBA rosters: Anthony Tolliver spent just one season away from…

September 19, 2017
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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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Bradley already showing signs of emerging as a Pistons leader

September 18, 2017

AUBURN HILLS – If it seemed like Avery Bradley was strangely upbeat for a player who’d just been traded by the East’s No. 1 seed to a team that had finished outside the playoff field at his July introduction to Pistons fans, there’s a reason for that. More than one, actually. First, Bradley had been forewarned by the Celtics that their free-agent agreement with Gordon Hayward could quite possibly trigger…

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Detroit Pistons and Platinum Equity Announce Mutli-Year Corporate Partnership

September 18, 2017

The Detroit Pistons and Platinum Equity today announced a multi-year corporate partnership that will include representation of the Platinum Equity logo on the basketball court at the new Little Caesars Arena and presence across Detroit Pistons social media platforms. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Platinum Equity joins a growing list of corporate sponsors signing on to join the Pistons basketball club in its move to downtown Detroit, including…

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Hard-charging Galloway eager to be pushed by SVG and help Pistons win

September 18, 2017

AUBURN HILLS – Yes, Langston Galloway was named for Langston Hughes. His mother chose it and plastered her son’s bedroom walls with Hughes’ poetry. Yes, “Dreams” was among them. Which helps explain why Galloway came out of St. Joseph’s in 2014 as a four-year starter – 132 out of 133 career games – who’d averaged in double figures every season and went undrafted yet wasn’t tempted by lucrative offers to…

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