State Sports Archive

Tigers on brink of elimination

BALTIMORE — Unfortunately, Anibal Sanchez could pitch only two innings. Sanchez became the steady late-inning reliever the Detroit Tigers have been seeking when he blanked Baltimore in the sixth and seventh inning in Game 2 Friday. He turned a 6-3 lead over to Joba Chamberlain for the eighth inning. One out later, the lead and […]

Tigers waste Price’s one-hitter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Other than perfection, one couldn’t have asked David Price for more than what he gave in his first start against his former team. The Detroit Tigers lefty pitched his first career one-hitter and retired the final 23 batters he faced, after the Tampa Bay Rays scored an unearned run in the […]

Verlander encouraged by throwing

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Justin Verlander threw for about 10 minutes from about 60 feet out on the field at Tropicana Field on Tuesday afternoon and said afterward he was encouraged by how his arm felt. “Definitely felt a whole lot better,” Verlander said. “There wasn’t that can’t-get-loose feeling. Arm felt loose and felt good. […]

Michigan WR York dismissed from program

Michigan coach Brady Hoke dismissed receiver Csont’e York from the program Monday night. York, a sophomore receiver, had been suspended indefinitely since the start of training camp for a July 18 incident outside Scorekeepers bar in Ann Arbor that led to three misdemeanor assault charges. He is alleged to have thrown a punch at one […]

Tigers rally late, edge Blue Jays

TORONTO — Back-to-back home runs by Nick Castellanos and Eugenio Suarez in the ninth inning propelled the Tigers to victory. Castellanos hit a two-run home run to left with one out in the ninth. Suarez, who missed the previous three games with a knee injury, followed with a home run to center. The Tigers went […]

Offensive woes continue for Tigers

NEW YORK — Six runs in four games won’t win many series. Not surprisingly, it didn’t here at Yankee Stadium, where the Tigers lost three of four and the series finale Thursday, 1-0. The offensive output for the four-game set went: one run, four runs, one run, zero runs. Manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday night’s […]

U-M’s Brandon: Hoke not on hot seat

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is wearing a bull’s eye and he knows it. Vocal critics have emerged over the past few months over a number of athletic department circumstances — the major dip in student season football tickets and the Regents’ rejection of the fireworks proposals — and he hears them. But he also […]