Danish gets first win as White Sox top Tigers 3-0

Detroit Tigers’ Tyler Collins is unable to catch an RBI-single by Chicago White Sox’s Jose Abreu, scoring Leury Garcia, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Danish’s first major league start turned into a terrific day for the right-hander and his family. Danish worked around six walks while pitching five innings in his first big league win, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader. ”You dream as a kid to pitch in […]

Zim off, bats wake up too late vs. Sox

Miguel Cabrera loops an RBI single into center field to put the Tigers on the board and cut the deficit to 7-1 in the top of the 7th inning The right-hander entered Sunday 0-5 with a 6.99 ERA over his past five starts, but he mesmerized the Tigers. Gonzalez went 3-0 on the first batter of the game, Romine, but had only four three-ball counts before the perfect game was broken up. Gonzalez allowed three runs on six hits while striking out six and walking none in 7 2/3 innings. Phil Humber was the last White Sox hurler to […]

Amid tough stretch, Ausmus confident in club

"I still like the team. I think it’s a good team," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday. (AP) CHICAGO — On this day last year, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus found himself in a similar predicament. His team had just survived a stretch that dropped it six games below .500, and the Tigers battled back to 24-24 and fourth place in the American League Central. He fielded questions about the future of a high-priced roster and tried to quell concerns about starting a rebuild. His message this season? That 2016 team finished 11 games above .500 and within a game […]

Tigers designate Collins, call up Presley

Tyler Collins slips while fielding Jonathan Lucroy’s fly ball, but recovers and throws him out at second base with a great throw CHICAGO — The Tigers shuffled the deck in their outfield for the second consecutive day, flipping left-handed bats by designating center fielder Tyler Collins for assignment and selecting the contract of outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. Collins, who was in his fourth season with Detroit, was out of Minor League options but may remain with the organization if he clears waivers. The 27-year-old struggled at the plate, posting a slash line of .200/.288/.338 with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Avisail Garcia busts out of mini-slump in White Sox win

Renteria: ‘Pelf did a nice job for us’ Avisail Garcia’s longest mini-slump of the season ended against his former team on Friday night. Guessing nobody in Detroit is surprised. Same group probably isn’t overly shocked by Mike Pelfrey’s performance, either. Both players came back to haunt their former team on a lengthy, rainy day as Garcia’s three-run double put Pelfrey ahead for good. Pelfrey escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fourth and his offense erupted late as the White Sox toppled the Detroit Tigers 8-2 in front of 17,842 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Pelfrey allowed two runs (one earned) […]

Command eludes Boyd in loss to Chicago

Matthew Boyd gets Leury Garcia to hit into a double play, escaping trouble to close out the 4th inning CHICAGO — Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd admits that not every pitch can be perfect. But of the 100 he threw Friday night, there’s just one imperfect pitch that stuck in his mind. It was an 83 mph changeup with the bases loaded that stayed up to White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia , which Garcia quickly turned on for a bases-clearing double. The three runs that scored on that play were all that the Sox pitching staff needed to hand […]