Santiago returns to Detroit with fond memories

Ramon Santiago, who played 10 seasons with the Tigers, discusses his playing days. (Tigers Twitter) DETROIT — Ramon Santiago gripped a four-seam fastball and chucked the ceremonial first pitch over the plate to the roaring approval of the Comerica Park crowd. The longtime middle infielder may have been out of place on the mound, but he was at home in Detroit, where he played 10 of his 13 Major League seasons. Santiago, 37, returned to Comerica as the first Tiger Alumni Saturday guest of the season. In addition to throwing out the first pitch, he attended Home Plate Detroit, […]

Tigers rally to tie in 9th, lose in 10th

Victor Martinez lifts a home run over the right-field wall in the bottom of the 9th inning, cutting the White Sox lead to 4-3 Derek Holland ‘s 6 1/3 quality innings and Jose Abreu ‘s two solo homers put the White Sox in control heading into the ninth, but Victor Martinez ‘s first homer of the season and Alex Avila ‘s pinch-hit RBI single off Robertson — his former college and pro teammate — evened the score. Detroit headed into extra innings with Wilson, its most effective reliever with 9 2/3 hitless innings this season and 0.00 ERA, on […]

White Sox win sixth in row; what does it all mean?

DETROIT – So there go the White Sox, blazing through the Indians, Royals and Tigers of the AL Central for six consecutive wins and building a tidy 13-9 record with one day left in April. They are in first place in the division, and in the words of their very own general manager last week, before we get excited, “let’s give this thing a little time.’’ It was GM Rick Hahn who astutely brought up the false alarm of 2016 when the Sox bolted to a 23-10 start and looked like a contender. And while no one is stepping […]