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AL Player of the Week Ohtani continues hit streak

Baseball / MLB Sep 11, 2018

AL Player of the Week Ohtani continues hit streak

Shohei Ohtani extended his hitting streak to eight games with a fourth-inning double but the Los Angeles Angels were defeated 5-2 by the Texas Rangers on Monday. Ohtani, who was named Player of the Week for the Sept. 3-9 period, proved himself worthy of his ...

Ohtani's hits not enough for Halos

Baseball / MLB Jul 22, 2018

Ohtani's hits not enough for Halos

Shohei Ohtani doubled twice Saturday for his first multi-hit game in nearly two weeks, but the Los Angeles Angels suffered their third straight loss with a 7-0 defeat against the Houston Astros. The 24-year-old two-way star created a chance for the Angels to tie the ...

Astros win homer war with Dodgers to even series 1-1

Baseball / MLB Oct 26, 2017

Astros win homer war with Dodgers to even series 1-1

George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning. Would it be enough? Was this the final plot twist on one of the wildest nights in postseason history? Yes, it was — barely — and the ...

Astros get past Yankees to reach World Series

Baseball / MLB Oct 22, 2017

Astros get past Yankees to reach World Series

Jose Altuve embraced Justin Verlander as confetti rained down. An improbable thought just a few years ago, the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the ...

Verlander shines as Astros clinch AL West

Baseball / MLB Sep 18, 2017

Verlander shines as Astros clinch AL West

When the Houston Astros traded for Justin Verlander less than three weeks ago, they envisioned days like this. Verlander struck out 10 batters over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and ...

Maeda comes unglued in sixth against Tigers

Baseball / MLB Aug 21, 2017

Maeda comes unglued in sixth against Tigers

Kenta Maeda was outperformed by former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander in a heated pitchers' duel as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 to snap the visitors' winning streak at six games on Sunday. Maeda (11-5) took a no-hitter through the ...

Verlander notches 2,000th career K during win over Twins

Baseball / MLB May 19, 2016

Verlander notches 2,000th career K during win over Twins

Justin Verlander, sporting a scruffy beard on his 33-year-old face, chuckled when the Detroit Tigers showed a video montage of some of his significant strikeouts during a career that started more than a decade ago. "Man, the first strikeout they showed against (Travis) Hafner I ...

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Baseball / MLB Aug 27, 2015

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Justin Verlander leaned forward a bit, hoping this line drive would land foul. Then he arched his back in disappointment when the ball hit the line, kicking up chalk on its way to the left-field corner. Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris ...

Tigers at crossroads heading into MLB's second half

Baseball / MLB Jul 16, 2015

Tigers at crossroads heading into MLB's second half

Over the past few years, baseball's trade deadline has been a source of excitement and anticipation in Detroit. Whether he was pulling off a blockbuster deal last year for David Price or adding players like Anibal Sanchez and Jose Iglesias in previous seasons, general manager ...

Baseball / MLB May 6, 2015

Tigers' Verlander has MRI for right triceps injury

Justin Verlander is trying to stay patient while he recovers from a strained right triceps. It is a difficult task for the right-hander. The Detroit Tigers star had a third MRI on Tuesday morning in Chicago. The 2011 AL MVP is hoping the inflammation has ...

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Baseball / MLB Jan 23, 2015

Verlander confident Tigers won't have drop off

Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzer's departure in stride. Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Scherzer, one of the game's top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock. "Obviously you don't want to see a teammate ...