Farmer, Tigers beat White Sox 4-3 for doubleheader split

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera throws a baseball to a fan in the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) CHICAGO (AP) — One doubleheader. Two spot starts. One fun little Saturday for Tyler Danish and Buck Farmer. Danish and Farmer each picked up their first major league win as the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers split a pair of games. Farmer (1-0) struck out a career-high 11 in Detroit’s 4-3 win in the second half of the twin bill. The right-hander […]

Hall of Fame pitcher, Congressman Bunning dies

A nine-time MLB all-star and former US Congressman Jim Bunning, has died at the age of 85, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky (AFP Photo/ALEX WONG) Washington (AFP) – Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went from baseball to serving in the US Congress, has died at the age of 85, the Philadelphia Phillies said on Saturday. Bunning, a nine-time all-star, pitched for Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers , Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers over a 17-year career from 1955 to 1971. He had suffered a stroke in October. Bunning, one of 23 players in major league history […]

Farmer makes his mark during brief callup

Buck Farmer notches a win in his 2017 debut, striking out 11 and allowing no runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings in his first career win CHICAGO — Buck Farmer may not have guaranteed himself a Major League roster spot with his brief audition on Saturday afternoon, but the right-hander certainly did more than enough to plant the seeds in the minds of those in charge of making that decision. Farmer, making his season debut and just his ninth big league start, was brilliant at Guaranteed Rate Field, shutting down the White Sox over 6 1/3 scoreless […]

Tigers top White Sox in Farmer’s career day

Buck Farmer establishes a new career high for strikeouts in a start with 11 as he fans Melky Cabrera to end the 6th inning In the nightcap, Farmer fanned nine over the first four innings to give Detroit’s slumbering offense a chance to awaken. John Hicks put the Tigers on the board with a solo home run to left off of White Sox starter Derek Holland in the fourth. That run held until the seventh, when the Tigers added two more. Victor Martinez homered to lead off the ninth and complete the scoring for Detroit. Holland fanned eight over […]

Tigers top White Sox in Farmer’s career day

Buck Farmer set a career high with 11 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings, helping the Tigers gain a split in Saturday’s doubleheader with a 4-3 victory over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox won the opener, 3-0, with Tyler Danish picking up his first career win in his first big league start.

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Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and U.S. senator, dead at 85

FILE PHOTO — Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of Major League Baseball’s World Series in Philadelphia, October 27, 2008. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/File Photo (Reuters) – Jim Bunning, who showed much of the same combativeness as a U.S. congressman as he had during his Hall of Fame career as a deceptive pitcher in baseball’s major leagues, died at the age of 85, his son said on Saturday. "Heaven got its No 1 starter today. Our lives & the nation are better off because of your love & dedication to family," read […]