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Justin Verlander can be funny and a tad self-deprecating after a tough loss. Just not this funny and self-deprecating. Though many people instantly wanted to believe it was real - and who could blame them? - the photo of the Detroit Tigers pitcher wea
Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- Toting his tiny aluminum bat, 5-year-old Gage Brookens wandered toward the cage and watched Austin Jackson, Omar Infante and a few other Tigers take batting practice on a chilly afternoon at Comerica Park.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- The Giants' shutout of the Detroit Tigers drew a record-low television rating for Game 2 of the World Series.
Avilas working toward dream of catching ringUpdated Oct 26, 2012 Share TweetTigers catcher Alex Avila and assistant general manager Al Avila once joked about winning a World Series together. Now that they've gotten a chance, the father-son tandem wants to make it a reality.Source: MLB.comShare TweetThe Kansas City Royals have claimed pitcher Chris Volstad on outright waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
Indians nearing decision on Hafner's futureUpdated Oct 26, 2012 Share TweetThere is no denying the Indians have respect for Travis Hafner. That is evident in the organization's unwillingness to come straight out and announce that the designated hitter's club option for next season will not be picked up.Source: MLB.comShare TweetOne good byproduct of the Detroit Tigers making it to the World Series is that left-hander Phil Coke will get some fame out of it. He has an engaging personality with a dry sense of humor, and those can be in short supply in this world. He also tells a …Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- Rick Hahn wanted to make sure the Chicago White Sox were giving him more than just a fancier job title by promoting him to general manager.Share TweetBOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have named Torey Lovullo as bench coach under new manager John Farrell.
Michael Rosenberg: Giants have been good in World Series but don't call them luckyUpdated Oct 26, 2012 Share TweetThe Giants have been more good than lucky in the first two games of the World Series against Detroit, but that's what it takes to win a championship, writes Michael Rosenberg.
Giants reaping rewards of good breaks in SeriesUpdated Oct 26, 2012 Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gregor Blanco's bunt single dribbled about halfway down the third base line and stopped inches fair, next to the white chalk. Several Tigers stood over the ball, almost in disbelief.
Detroit Tigers skipper Jim Leyland says decision to play infield back was a 'no-brainer' but it gift-wrapped Game 2 for the SanUpdated Oct 26, 2012 Share TweetFor Dave Dombrowski, Justin Verlander was the easy part, the no-brainer in a rotation that is otherwise a testament to the Tiger GM’s knack for acquiring starters. Actually, Verlander was a gift from the Padres, who chose a hometown high school shortstoSource: nydailynews.comShare TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Doug Fister took the Giants' best shot without even flinching.
World Series Game 3 PreviewOct 26Baseball Tonight previews Ryan Vogelsong vs. Anibal Sanchez in Game 3 of the World Series.
Weather To Factor Into Game 3Oct 26Baseball Tonight looks at the Tigers' lineup changes as they head into Game 3 of the World Series facing a 0-2 deficit against the Giants.
Peter King: Brees, Manning on collision course for perhaps last timeOct 26Drew Brees-Peyton Manning V, Sunday night in Denver ... certainly a place neither man ever thought they'd meet for maybe the last time of professional careers likely to end, for both, in Canton.
Patriots TE Hernandez (ankle) out vs. RamsOct 26New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams because of an ankle injury.
King James's next stop: permanent legend statusOct 26With a title in hand, the next step for King James is to secure his legacy.