Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.
The underachieving San Diego Chargers are 7-7 and just one game out of a postseason slot in the AFC hierarchy, so when the Oakland Raiders travel south this weekend, they have a chance to bury the Bolts in 2013.
The Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series with a Game Six win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night, marking the second time in the matchup that the Detroit bullpen couldn’t hold a late-inning lead at Fenway Park.
Miguel Cabrera hobbled through a stop sign, gently colliding with the catcher for an easy out at home.
When facing the Detroit Tigers, hitters get the joy of facing an All-Star Game starter and likely Cy Young winner; a former MVP and Cy Young winner; and an ERA champion.
The Tigers chased Jake Peavy early on their way to a 7-3 win to even the ALCS at 2-2.
John Lackey out-pitched Justin Verlander — albeit not by much — to help the Red Sox beat the Tigers, 1-0, in Game Three.
Tied 7-7 after two quarters, the Raiders were crushed by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half Sunday, losing 24-7.
The Detroit Tigers worked hard during the season to shore up their vulnerable bullpen, and despite those efforts, a lack of dependable relief arms took a dramatic toll Sunday.
In 2006 and 2012, Detroit swept the ALCS only to wait around for their NL opponent. And then the Tigers lost the World Series.