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Game recap: Given a one-run lead to protect, Astros closer Jose Veras couldn’t get the save Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Alex Avila hit a two-run home run to give the Tigers a 4-3 victory, extending the Astros’ losing streak to four games. Veras
Share TweetBo Porter reiterated that he pulled Jordan Lyles after five innings on Thursday night to have the young righthander exit his first start back in the majors on a positive note. Lyles held the Tigers to six hits and two runs with one walk and six strikeou…Source: chron.com
First pitch: Castro serves as DH; Wright and Keuchel unavailableUpdated May 3 Share TweetLineups: Tigers: Andy Dirks 7, Torii Hunter 9, Miguel Cabrera 5, Prince Fielder 3, Victor Martinez DH, Don Kelly 8, Jhonny Peralta 6, Alex Avila 2, Omar Infante 4. RHP Doug Fister 1. Astros: Robbie Grossman 8, Jose Altuve 4, Jason Castro DH, Carlos Pena…Source: chron.com
Here comes the Draft: New talent, excitement on deckUpdated May 3 Share TweetWith the start of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft less than five weeks away, Major League Baseball released the selection order Friday. The Astros will have the first pick for the second year in a row when the Draft begins June 6 at MLB Network's Studi…Source: MLB.comShare TweetBox score As the innings mounted and the clock ticked beyond 11 p.m. and toward midnight, Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel told pitching coach Doug Brocail he was willing to go into the 20th inning if he needed Thursday night. Keuchel pitched in and out…
Fan holding a baby makes a sweet catch at Houston Astros game - with his cap (Video)Updated May 3 Share TweetThe season of impressive fan catches continues. In the 13th inning of Thursday's Detroit Tigers-Houston Astros game, this fan was alert, even as the game dragged toward its fifth hour. By that time, he had a child hugged up in arms, thus raising the deg…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. This was a good example of how scary the Detroit Tigers lineup can be - even wheSource: yahoo.com
Avila's Homer Lifts Tigers In NinthMay 3Alex Avila hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Astros.
2013 NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder get by Houston RocketsMay 3The Thunder are glad to be done with the Rockets ... for now, writes Marc Stein.
Don Banks: Greg Schiano and other Buccaneers coaches visiting Bill Belichi…May 3Although the two coaching staffs will be squaring off in Week 3 of the 2013 regular season, the friendship and bonds shared by New England head coach Bill Belichick and his Tampa Bay counterpart, Greg Schiano, will produce a rather unconventional twist …
Don Banks: Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu pick epitomizes effect of relationshi…May 3One of the more subtle trends emerging from last week's NFL Draft could loosely be described as the 'Power in Numbers' theory. Some teams took a more-the-merrier approach in targeting particular schools and positions in the process of building their roo…
Getting some answers from Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs, Part 1May 3With so much drama and so many subplots, we need some answers for the first round of the NBA playoffs.