NORTON SHORES — Western Michigan Christian has plenty of positive momentum, even at a time where that’s tough to come by.
Tigers right-hander Buck Farmer didn't know he was getting a new role Wednesday night, but he learned when the usual closer, Joe Jimenez, began warming up during the bottom of the fifth inning.
CHICAGO — These have been stressful days for Tigers’ pitching coach Rick Anderson. His rotation, due to injuries and inconsistent performances, is a mess, which has put a heavy burden on what has been a better-than-expected bullpen.
CHICAGO — Isaac Paredes had no earthly idea how to find the Tigers’ charter airplane hanger Sunday. Heck, even if you’ve been there before it’s hard to find. Excited as he was – it was his first big-league flight – he left plenty early.
DETROIT — For a man who famously enjoys shacking up in his van, it's probably no surprise that it was the simplest fix that might've gotten him back on track.
SPRING LAKE — It started as a quick idea between friends last fall. Spring Lake High School rising junior Kreegan Deverney had a big patch of knee-high grass in his family’s backyard – plenty big for a wiffle ball field.
DETROIT – It was a virtual certainty, they all acknowledge that. And Monday night, as the Tigers played host to the Kansas City Royals inside an empty Comerica Park, it was virtually impossible to ignore the approaching clouds that shrouded a most unconventional home opener in Detroit.
Somewhere in the shuffle of Tuesday’s major school reopening plan by state governor Gretchen Whitmer, there was an interesting suggestion.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections.
CHICAGO (AP) — Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right golf course is often more challenging than the work on the field.
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Michigan’s statewide stay-at-home order has already claimed one local recreation league this summer, as the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Organization had to cancel its spring season in April.
DETROIT – The Tigers, for the second time in three years, have the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. In normal years that would mean they get the first pick in 40 rounds.
I walked up to Al Kaline at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., which was surreal, considering he was standing so close to his own plaque.
DETROIT — When Tigers shortstop Niko Goodrum first scouted what would become his home outside of Atlanta, one of the first things that caught his eye was a spacious garage and, a few yards behind it and down a hill, a large pole barn.
Fifteen years ago, Freddie Engel volunteered to help coach a T-ball team, although anybody who has coached that level knows it’s more like herding cats than coaching.
Grand Haven's junior varsity and freshman basketball teams celebrated a Bucs' Pride night Thursday, Feb. 13, during their games against Rockford. The freshmen boys and girls teams played in the auxiliary gym, while the JV boys and girls teams played in the main gymnasium. Players wore specia…
Everything was up in the air for the Mokma brothers last summer, even though one was on the ground and the other was in a plane.
Derek Jeter was the pride of the Yankees over a remarkable 20-year career, one that puts him the company of names like Ruth and Gehrig and DiMaggio. And one that’ll earn Jeter his sport’s highest honor today when the Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 2020 class of inductees.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers earned their first series win in two months despite having two of their clubhouse leaders traded before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A crescendo of frustration and ball chucked to center field. Trevor Bauer's dissatisfaction with his results the last several weeks finally came to a point in Sunday's game.
The Little League World Series is scheduled to kick off in South Williamsport on August 15 and one local team is knocking on the door of the sport’s premier championship. Beach Little League clinched a berth to the state tournament championship game today with an extra-inning walk-off two-ru…
DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Stroman breezed through seven scoreless innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays batted around in both the fourth and the sixth on their way to a 12-1 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings, José Ramírez hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the 11th straight time, 6-3 on Thursday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in six innings, Oscar Mercado drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Wednesday night.
The Muskegon Clippers, the Lakeshore’s nearest Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball team, is celebrating Independence Day with a six-game homestand this week, extending from today through Sunday.
DETROIT (AP) — With 100 pitches thrown and warming up for his final inning of work, Max Scherzer noticed Miguel Cabrera coming into the on-deck circle on Sunday.
The 2019 MLB season, for the Detroit Tigers, has reached the inescapable point of misery. Currently further away from postseason contention than the moon is from Mars, the Tigers are poised to offer fans next to nothing to root for in 2019.
Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan's shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals Monday night.
Enjoying some fine summer weather, the Tri-Cities Kids League was prolific in its second week of action. Surviving the rain, both the boys and girls showcased plenty of skills on the mound, in the field and at the plate to help their teams compete at a high level.