Wednesday was nearly a perfect night to be a White Sox fan. While Carlos Rodón fell just short of perfection, he still made history with his 114-pitch (75 strikes) no-hitter in a 8-0 win over the Indians. Rodón was obviously the story of the night — not only in Chicago, but across all of baseball
A version of this story was originally published in April 2020. DETROIT — Branch Rickey will forever be known as the Dodgers general manager who brought Jackie Robinson and integration to the Major Leagues. He was also the first and only general manager to trade a player for a broadcaster. It was the intersection of
HOUSTON – The sight was a bit bizarre: Akil Baddoo, the surprise star of the Tigers’ first two weeks, walking back to the dugout after a called third strike he clearly saw differently. Stu Scheurwater, the home-plate umpire who called the third strike, was with him step for step, giving him an earful the entire
After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the sixth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact about each team. All
HOUSTON — Akil Baddoo apologized to Detroit manager A.J. Hinch on Monday night after going into a home run trot and slapping hands with first-base coach Ramon Santiago on what turned out to be a 403-foot double to one of the deepest parts of Minute Maid Park. So when Baddoo lofted a pitch to cozier
HOUSTON — The last time a Tigers rookie tossed seven scoreless innings in a game before Casey Mize on Monday, Michael Fulmer was dealing against the Rangers as part of his incredible 2016 summer. Fulmer was also pushing then-manager Brad Ausmus to let him go the distance after tossing eight innings and 7 2/3 innings
Like anything in baseball, there are always surprises. The 2021 season brought talk of clear Rookie of the Year favorites, but once the season actually got going, there were more than a fair share of rookie standouts that didn’t appear on those early lists. Consider the top three hottest rookies to start the 2021 season.
The stars of today and of tomorrow morphed into one Monday night at Minute Maid Park. Detroit’s Akil Baddoo continued what has been as surreal start to his Major League career while Houston’s Luis Garcia provided further evidence he’s ready for prime time. Playing in his seventh big league game, Baddoo opened the scoring with
HOUSTON — A.J. Hinch returned to Minute Maid Park to a video tribute and a standing ovation that brought him out of the visiting dugout. The Tigers manager then watched his new team send one of his old aces, Zack Greinke, back to the home dugout with one of his roughest outings in years. Hinch’s
HOUSTON — The coronavirus protocols in place this season for players, coaches, managers and others working in baseball meant Tigers manager A.J. Hinch wasn’t able to sleep in his own bed upon his return Sunday night to the city where he managed the Astros to the 2017 World Series title — and where he remains
HOUSTON — The on-field playfulness that Miguel Cabrera and Jose Altuve usually engage in when the Tigers roll through town will have to wait until the Astros come to Detroit. But the good news for the Tigers on Monday is that they might not have to wait long to get the injured Cabrera back in
Just a week-plus into the season, suffice it to say, no one is celebrating their impending World Series title or already looking toward the offseason. In a way, with this season so new, everything feels like a surprise. But certain surprises are already standing out. Every team has one player who has been a pleasant,
Wilson Ramos took some ribbing in his offseason workouts after he signed with the Tigers to call spacious Comerica Park his home. “I was jogging a little bit with the guys working out with me and they said, ‘Hey, now you will get a couple triples in your career if you hit the ball in
Miguel Cabrera’s chase for 500 home runs and 3,000 hits is on hold. The Tigers placed the two-time MVP and one-time Triple Crown winner on the 10-day injured list Sunday morning with a left biceps strain. The 37-year-old Cabrera has played in Detroit’s last five games, including three of the last four at first base.
The Tigers had a forgettable evening in Cleveland — except for Alex Lange, who won’t forget Saturday’s 11-3 loss for the rest of his life. “It’s something you dream about from the time you pick up a plastic bat in the backyard as a kid, playing in the big leagues,” Lange said before the game,