October 1, 2013 |
From all-star starter to postseason headliner — Max Scherzer is Jim Leyland's pick again. Detroit's 21-game winner will start the American League Division Series opener Friday night at Oakland, with Justin Verlander following in Game 2. Leyland announced the Tigers' rotation Tuesday, putting an end to any speculation about who would start Game 1. "I truly feel that I could start any one of my guys and I would feel comfortable," Leyland said....
September 30, 2013 |
Everybody knows the best words in sports are "Game 7. " In baseball , basketball or hockey , where the best team does not always win one particular game, the most exciting contest possible is one luck-and-valor-infused winner-take-all game. Such games are unpredictable, wonderfully yet viciously emotional, and wring the athletes dry. It's can't-miss. If it involves a favorite team, it may even be a never-forget-it sports moment. For decades, no major sport has been able to find an authentic way...
July 31, 2013 |
David Banks GETTY IMAGES The Boston Red Sox acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox before the MLB trade deadline in hopes to improve their starting rotation. The Major League Baseball trade deadline was today and teams across the nation were actively looking for pieces to upgrade their rosters. Teams had until 4 p.m. ET to file their paperwork with the league to finalize the trades. Among those traded were the Chicago White Sox's Jake Peavy to...
July 22, 2013 |
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun , a five-time all-star and former National League MVP and rookie of the year, was suspended Monday for the remainder of the season without pay, the first major league player to be disciplined as a result of Major League Baseball's investigation into Biogenesis , a South Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly supplied players with performance-enhancing drugs. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said the suspension was for unspecified "violations" of the collective...
July 17, 2013 |
The American League beat the National League 3-0 in Tuesday night's All-Star Game in New York. It was the final All-Star showing for the Yankee's Mariano Rivera , who took the mound in the eighth inning: The top step of both dugouts brimmed with the best baseball players on the planet, whom the placid 43-year-old on the mound had turned into awestruck little boys. "He's one of the best pitchers in the history of the game, to be honest with you," Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright said.
July 16, 2013 |
The head of baseball's players' union said Tuesday he doesn't expect suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs, specifically from the Biogenesis investigation, to be served this season. Michael Weiner, executive director of the MLB Players Association, said the ongoing investigation and the subsequent appeals process likely would prevent any suspension to be imposed before 2014. Based on a provision in the joint drug agreement, MLB may announce the suspensions of...