With four straight division titles to their credit — but no World Series championship since 1984 — the boldness is understandable.
The Knicks lost their sixth game in a row on Wednesday night as they were defeated 97-95 by the Orlando Magic.
Over the weekend Verlander decided to try his hand at cooking. I use the term cooking loosely though.
You can see that Verlander and Upton went to Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach and really had some fun with the crabs. (I’ll let you insert your own joke here.)
In return for Fister, the Tigers received young starter Robbie Ray, reliever Ian Krol and infielder Steve Lombardozzi (since traded), none of which figured prominently in the outcome of this season.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
Verlander pitched his final regular season start of 2014 better than he had pitched all season.
Justin Verlander pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers inched closer to a postseason spot Wednesday, rallying after benches cleared in the sixth inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1.
“I think certain guys have, when the stage is bigger and the spotlight’s brighter, they turn up their concentration, their game is elevated,” Ausmus said. “I think there is some truth to that.”
The Tigers (76-63), who entered play a half-game behind Kansas City in the AL Central, won the first two games of the crucial series against their division rivals.