Cabrera leaves Tigers-Royals game with biceps injury

View photosMore Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera watches his fly ball to center field against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 in Detroit. Cabrera left the game after the flyout on the play. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) DETROIT (AP) — Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left a game against the Kansas City Royals with a left biceps strain. In the first inning Monday, pitcher Daniel Norris threw wildly to first and Cabrera collided with Cheslor Cuthbert while trying to catch the errant throw. He didn’t show any immediate signs of distress […]

LEADING OFF: Porcello perfect at Fenway, Lackey vs Cards

View photosMore Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: — HISTORY AT FENWAY? Right-hander Rick Porcello looks to become the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 12-0 at Fenway Park in a series finale against Arizona. Porcello (15-3, 3.40 ERA) is 11-0 in his 12 home starts. Righty Dave ”Boo” Ferriss is the last Boston hurler to […]

Lucroy homers twice, drives in 5 as Rangers beat Tigers 8-5

View photosMore Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish, left, of Japan gets a visit from manager Jeff Banister, center, and teammate Jonathan Lucroy during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers early Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy has certainly caught on quickly with his new team. The All-Star catcher drove in five runs with two homers to help the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 8-5 on Friday night. Acquired from Milwaukee at the Aug. 1 trade deadline, Lucroy has six homers and 11 RBIs in […]

Tigers have 17 runners against Hamels, beat Rangers 2-0

View photos Detroit Tigers’ Jarrod Saltalamacchia kneels by the plate moments after being tagged out by Texas Rangers’ Jonathan Lucroy on a close play at the plate in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. Saltalamacchia was tagged out trying to score on a Ian Kinsler double. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) More ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Casey McGehee had four of Detroit’s 14 hits against Cole Hamels , Matt Boyd pitched seven scoreless innings and the Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the AL-best Texas Rangers on Saturday […]

Cruz homers after Verlander, Felix duel; Mariners top Tigers

View photosMore Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins and fans watch the home-run ball of Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz go over the outfield wall during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez and Justin Verlander couldn’t settle things Wednesday night, so slugger Nelson Cruz decided the outcome with his bat. Cruz hit his 28th homer in the eighth inning after Hernandez and Verlander dueled through the first seven, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Cruz hit a […]

Baseball: Neck injury forces Fielder into retirement

View photos Aug 10, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Ranger designated hitter Prince Fielder (left) pats the head of teammate Adrian Beltre (right) as he enters a press conference to announce the end of his 12-year playing career after his second neck surgery in 27 months at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports More (Reuters) – Texas Rangers power-hitter Prince Fielder bid an emotional goodbye to baseball on Wednesday due to neck ailments. Wearing a neck brace and joined by his two young sons and Rangers team mates, the six-time All Star Fielder said […]

Seager, Zunino rally Mariners past Tigers 6-5 in 15 innings

View photosMore Seattle Mariners’ Adam Lind, right, scores the winning run as Detroit Tigers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia waits for the throw in the 15th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino got the pitch he expected from Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez and didn’t waste the opportunity. Kyle Seager had two key hits that tied the score, Zunino lofted a game-winning sacrifice fly and the Seattle Mariners rallied twice to beat Detroit 6-5 in 15 innings Tuesday night for their season-high fifth straight […]

Kennedy pitches Royals past Tigers 3-1; Cabrera hurt

View photosMore Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost takes the ball from pitcher Ian Kennedy in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kennedy pitched effectively into the seventh inning to win for the first since June 26 as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Monday night. The Tigers lost slugger Miguel Cabrera after four innings to a strained left biceps. Cabrera appeared to injure himself in a first-inning collision with Cheslor Cuthbert at first base, but batted […]

Daily Dose: Choo Cut Short

More Ryan Boyer talks about another injury for Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Fulmer’s impending workload limit and more in Tuesday’s Daily Dose Shin-Soo Choo probably wishes he could hit the reset button on the 2016 season. Choo suffered what looks likely to be a season-ending injury Monday, as a hit by pitch resulted in a fractured left forearm. He’ll be placed on the disabled list prior to Tuesday’s contest in what will be his fourth trip to the DL this season. After an injury-shorted 2014 campaign, Choo bounced back with a terrific 2015 that saw him put up a .276/.375/.463 […]

Tigers’ bats silenced in opener against Royals

J.D. Martinez hammers a solo home run to left-center field, shrinking the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning DETROIT — Ian Kennedy continued his second-half resurgence with 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, allowing Raul Mondesi ‘s RBI bunt single and Lorenzo Cain ‘s ninth-inning RBI single to send the Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Tigers on Monday night at Comerica Park. The Tigers, who sustained a major loss to their lineup midgame when Miguel Cabrera exited with a left biceps strain, suffered a real loss on the right arm of Kennedy (7-9), […]