Cano HRs twice, Moore wins debut as Mariners top Tigers 9-6

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais embraces starting pitcher Andrew Moore in the dugout after Moore finished throwing in the top of the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Moore justified his surprising call-up with a solid performance – although Robinson Cano made his job a whole lot easier. Cano hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, Moore pitched seven effective innings to win in his big league debut, and the Seattle Mariners held off the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on […]

Perdomo, Hedges lead Padres past Tigers 1-0

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges, left, congratulates relief pitcher Brandon Maurer after the Padres defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 in a baseball game in San Diego, Friday, June 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo ‘s first scoreless outing of the season came at a great time for the San Diego Padres . Perdomo (2-4) pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Austin Hedges had an RBI double and the Padres handed the Detroit Tigers their seventh straight loss, 1-0 on Friday night. Having allowed at least one run in each of his starts, Perdomo […]

Fulmer’s gem goes for naught as skid hits 7

Dixon Machado charges in on a bunt from Franchy Cordero and makes a barehanded play to get the out at first in the bottom of the 7th inning SAN DIEGO — Luis Perdomo dodged danger, ever so slightly flirted with history and got just enough run support as the Padres downed Detroit 1-0, on Friday night in the series opener at Petco Park. The San Diego right-hander walked five over his first four innings, throwing more balls than strikes in the process. But he held the Tigers hitless until Andrew Romine ‘s leadoff single in the fifth, a grounder […]

Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

FILE – In this April 10, 2017, file photo, Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws against the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit. The Tigers have released Rodriguez, Friday, June 23, 2017, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez was released Friday by the Detroit Tigers, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing. Rodriguez saved 44 games for the […]