This is the October 17, 2013 news archive. View today's Tigers rumors and news.
Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.Share Tweet
The life of a catcher is never comfortable, but the last two games have been especially painful for Detroit Tigers backstop Alex Avila. Despite a few lumps behind the plate and a hit-by-pitch at the plate, Avila was able to tough it out in Wednesday's G…Share Tweet
Jack Morris: Being in Detroit for playoffs ‘feels like an old pair of underwear’In what has to be the strangest compliment the city of Detroit has received — well, Thursday — Tigers legend Jack Morris expressed to reporters how ... familiar ... the place seems to him at this time of year: Jack Morris on being back in Detroit for th…Share TweetNormally, we try to set up a highlight, give you all the context, tell you why it's cool, all that stuff. But with this catch that Detroit Tigers rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias made during the third inning of Thursday's ALCS Game 5, we'll offer just the…Share Tweet
In Game 6, Buchholz aims to atone for rough outingRed Sox righty Clay Buchholz, who was roughed up in Game 2, will have his shot at redemption Saturday as he looks to recover from one of his worst starts of the season with a bounce-back performance against the Tigers in Game 6 at Fenway Park.Share TweetBoston Red Sox manager John Farrell is switching things up for Thursday's pivotal Game 5 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers, starting rookie Xander Bogaerts at third base in place of the struggling Will Middlebrooks.Share TweetTigers manager Jim Leyland put Torii Hunter in the leadoff spot and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the two-hole on Wednesday for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. It was unconventional and desperate, but it was genius.Share Tweet
Ellsbury's big night just not enough for BostonThe Red Sox didn't get the type of offensive production they were hoping for Wednesday night, but the blame certainly can't be put on Jacoby Ellsbury. The Boston center fielder went 4-for-5 at the plate with a double and a triple in the Red Sox's 7-3 lo…Share Tweet
Miggy claims Tigers' postseason RBIs leadMiguel Cabrera spent most of the regular season earning comparisons to Hank Greenberg for his run production. His two-RBI game on Wednesday earned him a mark all his own, as he took the Tigers' postseason RBI mark from Greenberg's ledger.Share Tweet
Say what? Torii Hunter quotes R Kelly song — sort of — when describing big hitTorii Hunter wanted to see a first-pitch fastball from Jake Peavy (part of him wanted it, anyway) and that's what he got in the bottom of the second inning Thursday night. Only, Hunter fouled it off for strike one. The Detroit Tigers had scored twice al…Share TweetAn early burst of runs gave Detroit a lead it wouldn't lose and much-needed relief in Game 4.Share TweetAfter three tense, one-run games, the Tigers jumped all over Jake Peavy and the Red Sox for five runs in the second inning on Wednesday night en route to a 7-3 victory in Game 4 at Comerica Park to tie the American League Championship Series at two game…Share Tweet
Miguel Cabrera fights through ailments to pull off unexpected, uncontested stolen baseDetroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hasn't been himself for nearly six weeks thanks to numerous nagging injuries. The most notable, a strained abdomen suffered on Aug. 29 that sapped his strength and helped limit him to one home run over the final 28 …Share Tweet
Sanchez aims to get in zone consistently in Game 5Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who was wildly dominant in his Game 1 start at Fenway Park, takes the mound Thursday night for Game 5, live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET, seeking better command of the strike zone.Share Tweet
Red Sox Take 3-2 LeadOct 17Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Red Sox head back to Boston one game away from the World Series after a 4-3 win over the Tigers.
Missed Opportunities For TigersOct 17Curt Schilling and Barry Larkin break down the Red Sox's Game 5 win over the Tigers.
The Heir ApparentOct 17The Heir Apparent
NBA -- LeBron James on the topic of loyaltyOct 17LeBron James feels like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce owe Ray Allen an apology. Is he right?
Don Banks: NFL Week 7 picksOct 17Some weeks you can just smell the upsets brewing. There are very few comfortable picks to be had in Week 7, and it wouldn't shock me at all if the Jets knocked off the hobbled Patriots, the Jaguars stunned the Chargers, and yep, the Colts ended the Bron…
Biggest NFL games of Week 7 -- John Clayton's First and 10Oct 17John Clayton's First and 10: Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are among the star QBs coping with injury-depleted receiving corps.