September 15, 2008 |
CHICAGO -- DeWayne Wise hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers, 11-7, to complete a doubleheader sweep after the bullpen blew a seven-run lead Sunday night. The White Sox won the first game, 4-2, behind right-hander Javier Vazquez's 7 2/3 scoreless innings. They appeared on their way to an easy win in the second game after taking a 7-0 lead. Jim Thome hit his 539th home run and Brian Anderson also hit a home run against left-hander Kenny Rogers, but the White Sox relievers imploded after left-hander John Danks pitched six scoreless innings.
July 30, 2009 |
at Minnesota 3, Chicago 2: Light-hitting Alexi Casilla had two RBIs, Minnesota's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings and the Twins swept the three-game series. Casilla began the game hitting .161. Oakland 8, at Boston 6: Adam Kennedy homered on the first pitch of the game and the Athletics again outslugged the Red Sox. Brett Anderson (6-8) was staked to a 5-0 lead before even taking the mound and won at Fenway Park for the second time in 23 days.
September 29, 2011 |
Game 1: Today, 5:30 p.m., TBS Detroit (RHP Justin Verlander, 24-5, 2.40) at New York (LHP CC Sabathia, 19-8, 3.00) Game 2: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., TBS Detroit (RHP Doug Fister, 8-1, 1.79 with Tigers) at New York (RHP Ivan Nova, 16-4, 3.70) Game 3: Monday, 5:30 p.m., TBS New York (RHP Freddy Garcia, 12-8, 3.62) at Detroit (RHP Max Scherzer 15-9, 4.43) Game 4: Tuesday, TBA* New York (Sabathia, 19-8, 3.00) at Detroit (RHP Rick Porcello, 14-9, 4.75)
September 30, 2009 |
Justin Verlander kept the Detroit Tigers on top in the American League Central, pitching eight innings in a 6-5 win Tuesday over the Minnesota Twins that salvaged a split of a day-night doubleheader. The Tigers restored their two-game division lead over the Twins, who won the day game, 3-2, in 10 innings. There are two games left in the series and five in the regular season. Verlander (18-9) gave up four runs and eight hits. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 36th save in 37 chances, overcoming some shaky defense that allowed Minnesota to pull within a run. Brian Duensing (5-2)
July 14, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees dialed long distance again Saturday as Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each clubbed two-run home runs off Angels starter Jerome Williams in a 5-3 victory at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees, who have won 17 of their last 22 games against the Angels in the Bronx, lead the major leagues with 138 home runs, and of the 423 runs they have scored on the season, 218, or 51.5%, have come via the home run. The Angels scored twice in the top of the first when Mike Trout and Erick Aybar each singled, Mark Trumbo drew a two-out walk to load the bases and Alberto Callaspo lined a two-run single to right field.
March 23, 2008 |
LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's good to be Curtis Granderson. The Detroit Tigers center fielder is coming off a spectacular season in which he was mentioned in the same breath with Willie Mays and Ty Cobb. Unlike many baseball players, who skip college en route to the majors, the son of two teachers has two degrees. The 27-year-old Granderson is popular in the clubhouse and accommodates the masses outside of it by signing autographs incessantly, visiting schools, writing blogs and traveling the world as a Major League Baseball ambassador.