State Sports Archive

Tigers take two of three in Arizona

PHOENIX — The Tigers called on Joba Chamberlain, their most consistent pitcher, to get them out of a bind in the seventh inning. The Diamondbacks had scored five runs to chip away at a 7-0 deficit and had two on with one out with Paul Goldschmidt coming up to bat. Goldschmidt swung at the first […]

Gibson has no bad blood with Tigers

PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said he has to treat the Tigers like any other club his team is facing, but he did admit to having a “soft spot” in his heart for his former team. Gibson played for the Tigers in 1979-87 and again in 1993-95. He also was a television analyst […]

Wings GM Holland won’t rush prospects

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland understands why some are critical of decisions he made last season and this offseason. Some fans have begun to tire of Holland’s philosophy of having players be “over-ripe” before they earn regular shifts wearing the Winged Wheel. “Certainly when you’re a general manager and you make decisions, especially in […]

Ilitches unveil vision for Wings arena

Detroit’s new arena and entertainment district planned by the Ilitch family for the northern edge of downtown promises to be the city’s boldest and most significant development since the Renaissance Center of the 1970s — creating as many as 2,000 new residential units, dozens of shops, walkable European-style streets and perhaps the nation’s most innovative […]

Big inning lifts Indians past Tigers

DETROIT — Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque came within one strike of a spectacular escape: keeping the score tied by striking out the side with runners at second and third. Then, on a 1-2 pitch with two out in the seventh, Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis launched a tie-breaking three-run homer off Alburquerque.  Asdrubal Cabrera, the next hitter, […]