AL Central News and Rumors
The lineup Justin Verlander was facing barely resembled the Cleveland team that clinched the AL Central title the night before.Share Tweet
Essay: A Father and Son’s Shared Passion: Hating the Cubsnytimes.com 40 minutes agoWhat a Cubs World Series title would mean to a family of lifelong White Sox fans.Share TweetMLB.com 8 hours agoWe are perilously, thrillingly close to the beginning of the MLB postseason. Over the few days, we'll be doing a Playoff Dossier of every team that has clinched a spot in the playoffs. Today, the Cleveland Indians.Share Tweet
Rays Lose Fifth Straight, Falling to White Sox 13-6nytimes.com 11 hours agoThe Tampa Bay Rays helped White Sox pitcher Chris Sale match his best record, and they moved a step closer to one of their worst records in years.Share Tweet
Royals Top Twins 4-3 in 11 Innings on Burns' Sacrifice Flynytimes.com 11 hours agoBilly Burns entered as a pinch runner in the ninth, but ended it two innings later with his bat.Share Tweet
In need of boost, Tigers activate CastellanosMLB.com 13 hours agoThe Tigers, with their season on the line, will turn back to Nick Castellanos to give them an offensive boost for the stretch run. The team activated the slugging third baseman from the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Indians foll…Share Tweet
Big league life of Norris focus of short filmMLB.com 15 hours agoDaniel Norris has embarked on the adventure of a Major League Baseball career, which currently finds him taking part in a late-September postseason race with the Tigers.Share Tweet
Indians recount excitement of division clinchMLB.com 16 hours agoAdrenaline was taking over for Roberto Perez. With two strikes on Detroit's Cameron Maybin in the ninth inning on Monday night, the Indians catcher signaled for a fastball from closer Cody Allen, and waited anxiously for the pitch.Share TweetRoyals pitcher Gee out for season with blood clotsShare Tweetyahoo.com Sep 27 (yesterday)Goggles were worn and fizzy beverages were sprayed on Monday night after the Cleveland Indians clinched their first AL Central division title since 2007. And as you’d expect from a team that hasn’t won their division in nine years, there was a lot of ce…Share TweetJason Kipnis knows what it is like to reach the postseason. Three years ago, the Indians second baseman sprayed champagne on the final day of the regular season, when Cleveland clinched a spot in the American League Wild Card Game.Share TweetJames Shields will not lose 20 games this season, and the White Sox (75-81) still have a chance to finish at .500 by virtue of their 7-1 victory over the Rays Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.Share Tweet
Santana, Upton share AL Player of the WeekMLB.com Sep 26 (yesterday)Cleveland Indians designated hitter Carlos Santana and Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton have earned American League co-Player of the Week honors. It is the first time each player has won the award this season.Share Tweet
The Twins are about to hire a 33-year-old as their new presidentyahoo.com Sep 26 (yesterday)When the Minnesota Twins fired general manager and executive vice president Terry Ryan in July, after more than 30 years with the club, there was little doubt that their front office was going to get younger. As we’re learning now, it’s going to get muc…Share TweetWhen the Minnesota Twins fired general manager and executive vice president Terry Ryan in July, after more than 30 years with the club, there was little doubt that their front office was going to get younger. As we’re learning now, it’s going to get muc…Share Tweet
Stats of the Day: Mets rock Phils for 17MLB.com Sep 26 (2 days ago)The Mets defeated the Phillies, 17-0. The 17 runs in a shutout represented the most in franchise history (eclipsing the 14 runs New York used to defeat Chicago in 1965 and Cincinnati in '98), and the most for any team since the Cubs blanked the Indians …Share Tweet
Tribe seeks division crown on MLB.TVMLB.com Sep 26 (2 days ago)The Indians have a chance to clinch the American League East tonight when they open a four-game series on the road against the Tigers, who are in contention for an AL Wild Card spot.Share Tweet
Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' WinMar 6The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
Royals Injury UpdateMar 4ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell discusses Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's recovery from offseason wrist surgery and pitcher Luke Hochevar's recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Price Excited For 2015 SeasonMar 3Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
Cabrera, Tigers Focused On TitleMar 3Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.