Andrew Heaney’s first major league victory was the stuff of baseball storybooks. He struck out Alex Rodriguez while shutting down the New York Yankees, and he got a homer from Albert Pujols as run support.
The Tigers trailed 4-2 until J.D. Martinez’s two-run homer in the eighth inning, but couldn’t find another run
The Indians pulled away late when Gomes homered off Kirby Yates and then added four more runs in the ninth — two on wild pitches.
A year ago, Gregory Polanco was the next big thing. When the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was called up to the big leagues last June, his arrival was viewed as a coronation.
There is someone who slipped through the cracks of the baseball consciousness in recent years. One of Cabrera’s peers who may — and probably should — go down in history as an even greater player.
The starters will be announced Sunday, with the pitchers, reserves and candidates for the final spot to be presented Monday.
Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli was ejected by plate umpire Tripp Gibson after arguing a called third strike in the second inning.
Cabrera may have his sights on winning some more hardware, tweeting out that he wants to participate in this year’s Derby in Cincinnati — but only if he make the All-Star team.
Thanks to a chilly, rainy day, the Tigers-White Sox game was postponed more than two hours before game time. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sept. 21.
Detroit Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez celebrated in style on Friday night, after he crushed a go-ahead home run in the eight inning of a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.