AL Central News and Rumors
Tuesday night was setting up to be a sleepless night for many members of the Detroit Tigers lineup. Through eight innings, the team had gone 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 baserunners overall. To make matters more frustrating,…Upvote Share Tweet
Viciedo, Flowers power White Sox to extra-inning winMLB.com 2 hours agoDayan Viciedo's opposite-field home run leading off the 10th against Lester Oliveros sparked a three-run rally and pushed the White Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.Upvote Share TweetSalvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Roundup: Phillies Follow No-Hitter With Three-Hit Shutout of Bravesnytimes.com 5 hours agoKyle Kendrick went seven innings before relievers Ken Giles and Antonio Bastardo closed out Philadelphia’s win over Atlanta.Upvote Share Tweet
Avila struck in mask by foul ball, exits gameMLB.com 5 hours agoTigers catcher Alex Avila left Tuesday night's game against the Indians in the sixth inning after he was struck squarely on the mask by a foul ball.Upvote Share Tweet
Hicks back with Twins with confidence, determinationMLB.com 7 hours agoIt was a rocky first couple months for Aaron Hicks. Hicks struggled in the Majors for a second straight season, but he was one of four position players officially promoted from Rochester as a September callup on Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetDetroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and girlfriend Kate Upton were among several celebrities whose private — and in some cases very personal — photos were allegedly stolen by hackers who tapped into their phones and published them on the internet. T…Upvote Share Tweet
Gore ready to run for RoyalsMLB.com 8 hours agoThe little guy seems somehow out of place in a Major League clubhouse. Yet Terrance Gore is 23 and, after a swift ascension in the Kansas City organization, he's part of the Royals' roster in the September chase for the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
Verlander's shoulder 'kind of fatigued,' but focus sharpMLB.com 8 hours agoTigers right-hander Justin Verlander remains one of the game's most feared pitchers, even though he has struggled this season. The former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner admits his throwing shoulder has been "kind of fatigued," b…Upvote Share Tweet
Kluber, Callaway address ace's mechanical flawsMLB.com 9 hours agoCorey Kluber had been so good through the heart of the summer that a slight drop in production late in August seemed glaring. When the Indians' staff leader could not get through three innings Monday night, red flags officially went up. Indians pitching…Upvote Share Tweet
Tribe gives bench boost with Raburn's returnMLB.com 12 hours agoThe Indians regained a member of their bench on Tuesday, when the club activated utility man Ryan Raburn from the 15-day disabled list.Upvote Share Tweet
Prospect Rodon not among White Sox callupsMLB.com 12 hours agoThe White Sox called up seven players prior to Tuesday night's game at Target Field, but neither Carlos Rodon nor Jared Mitchell were on that list.Upvote Share Tweet
Loyal to the Royals, Hoping for a Renaissancenytimes.com 16 hours agoThe Kansas City Royals entered September clinging to first place in the A.L. Central and aiming for their first playoff spot since they won it all in 1985. Will their patience finally be rewarded?Upvote Share TweetAfter a three-game dry spell and one very wet suspended game, the Royals got back in the win column. Salvador Perez knocked in three runs with a home run and a double as Kansas City worked on a 4-3 Labor Day victory over the Texas Rangers on a 75-degree…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Sep 2 (yesterday)David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit's three homers off Cleveland's Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win on Monday to slow the Indians' climb in the standings.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers Double Up IndiansSep 2J.D. Martinez's home run in the top of the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.
MLB Daily Download: TuesdaySep 2Antonietta Collins recaps Monday's action from around the league, including Miguel Cabrera doing something he hasn't done in 27 games, Adam Dunn making a good first impression with the A's and Matt Holliday continuing his hot streak.
Tigers Double Up IndiansSep 2Baseball Tonight Spotlight: J.D. Martinez's home run in the top of the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.
Tigers Trounce IndiansSep 1Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and David Price struck out eight batters to lead the Tigers past the Indians 12-1.
FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Derrick Rose to play in Team USA's next 2 gam…Sep 2In the latest significant step of his comeback, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is on course to complete a three games-in-three nights test by week's end.
Peyton Manning, Are You Driven by the Nightmarish Super Bowl, or Have You …Sep 2.
NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, How are Penalties Going to be Called …Sep 2.
Trying to Put the Instant Back in ReplaySep 1NEW YORK — In the Art McNally Game Day Central room inside the NFL offices on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, I learned over the weekend just how the new replay review system will work, ushered through the process by NFL vice president of officiating …