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Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 on Thursday night and back into the AL Championship Series.
Postseason schedule: Start times, TV listingsUpdated Oct 10 Share TweetBaseball's final four features a quartet tradition-rich franchises: the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers in the American League. Combined, the four teams have won 58 pennants an…Source: CNNSI.com
Blanco declines Minors assignment from MarinersUpdated Oct 10 Share TweetVeteran catcher Henry Blanco has elected for free agency after declining to be outrighted to the Minor Leagues by the Mariners, the club announced Thursday.Share TweetVia former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder, who told Busted Coverage that Bobby Crosby, his former A's teammate, sent it to him. Crosby's brother, a scout in Northern California, took the video. There it is.Read more...
Seeking hot hitter, Melvin starts CallaspoUpdated Oct 10 Share TweetHoping for an improved offensive showing against Tigers righty Justin Verlander, A's manager Bob Melvin elected to give Alberto Callaspo the start at second base over Eric Sogard on Thursday for Game 5 of the ALDS.Share TweetLess than three hours before his club was set to take the field against the Tigers for Game 5 of the American League Division Series, A's manager Bob Melvin remained reluctant to use righty Bartolo Colon out of the bullpen.
Lineup breakdown: Tigers-A's, Game 5Updated Oct 10 Share TweetHere is a look at Thursday's starting lineups for Game 5 of the American League Division Series between the Tigers and the Athletics.
Why Did MLB Pull This Pro-Oakland Promo?Updated Oct 10 Share TweetYou're watching "This Is Oakland," narrated by legendary PA announcer Roy Steele—"the Voice of God." It was released last week to get A's fans hyped for the playoffs, and just as quickly deleted. It was not aired in-stadium as planne…
Tigers are still alive in the playoffs because of Jim Leyland’s maneuveringUpdated Oct 10 Share TweetThere are certainly people out there who will tell you that Jim Leyland mismanages the Detroit Tigers. And, sometimes, those people might have a point.Leyland ain't Joe Maddon, that's for sure. Before Tuesday's game with the Oakland Athletics — which th…Source: yahoo.com
Cool Chart: A's Skipper Bob Melvin Is The King Of PlatoonsUpdated Oct 10 Share TweetOver at Sports on Earth, Jack Moore created this great graphic to demonstrate just how crazy A's manager Bob Melvin is about platoons. The green rectangles represent consecutive games in which the same hitter held the same spot in the batting order, wit…Share TweetThe A's are right to start Sonny Gray in ALDS Game 5. Whether it will pay off is much less clear.Source: CNNSI.com
Verlander's Gem Puts Tigers In ALCSOct 10BBTN Spotlight: Justin Verlander was dominant in eight innings of work and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run to help the Tigers win 3-0 and eliminate the Athletics.
Verlander's Gem Sends Tigers To ALCSOct 10Justin Verlander was dominant in eight innings of work and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run to help the Tigers win 3-0 and eliminate the Athletics.
Chicago Bears keep winning while focusing on room to improveOct 10The Bears have been able to beat bad teams like the Giants while not yet at their best.
Your Job's on the Line, SchaubOct 10Your Job's on the Line, Schaub
Don Banks: NFL Week 6 picksOct 10Four of the NFL's seven active Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks go head-to-head this week with Drew Brees and the undefeated Saints visiting New England and Tom Brady, and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers leading the Pack into Baltimore to face off against Joe …
Biggest NFL games of Week 6 -- John Clayton's First and 10Oct 10John Clayton's First and 10: The Vikings are going through a transition at QB. They're not the only team pondering change.