4 free agents the Tigers should call right now
Publicly the Tigers have confirmed only two other positions on their winter wish list: Shortstop and starting pitcher. These are players that Tigers general manager Al Avila should call right now, before the hot stove gets too warm. But at least he played outstanding defense at three different infield spots, which would have helped the Tigers in 2021. Also, remember that there will be more free agents hitting the market later this month after being non-tendered by their old club. Some of those players will be younger and potentially more attractive than traditional free agents, so stay tuned.mlive.com
Urías hits, pitches Dodgers past Giants to even NLDS series
Julio Urías shut down San Francisco and contributed an RBI single for his cause, Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock delivered two-run doubles to blow it open in the sixth, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Giants 9-2 to even their NL Division Series at one game apiece.
Bryant's sacrifice fly lifts Giants to win No 104
Alex Wood and three relievers combined for a four-hitter for San Francisco, Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly and the Giants reached 104 wins for the first time since 1905 by beating the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Wednesday night. Manager Gabe Kapler’s ballclub joined the 1945-46 Boston Red Sox as the only teams to follow a losing season with 104 victories. With four games left, the Giants have a chance to break the franchise wins record of 106 set by the 1904 New York Giants.news.yahoo.com
Giants top Rockies 7-2 for 100th win, hold onto NL West lead
The San Francisco Giants reached one milestone and are close to another in their resurgent season. Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer, one of four long balls by San Francisco, and the NL West-leading Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 Friday night to become the season’s first 100-win team. San Francisco started the night leading the Dodgers by a game, with Los Angeles playing later at Arizona.news.yahoo.com
Buster Posey's 18th homer helps Giants to ninth straight win
Buster Posey homered in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error in the third, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 for their ninth straight victory a day after becoming the first team in the big leagues to clinch a playoff berth.
Giants get 4 in 9th to beat Rockies; 1st team with 90 wins
LaMonte Wade Jr. and Evan Longoria each had two RBIs during a four-run rally in the ninth inning and the streaking San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Wednesday. The Giants (90-50) won their fourth straight and became the first team in the majors to win 90 games. Brandon Crawford homered and Brandon Belt had three hits for San Francisco.news.yahoo.com
Brewers knock Giants from top spot in NL, win fourth in row
Jace Peterson hit a go-ahead single in the seventh, Lorenzo Cain homered for a second straight game and the Milwaukee Brewers knocked the San Francisco Giants out of the top spot in the National League for the first time in more than three months.
Giants' Cueto out with cold, Wood tests positive for virus
Right-hander Johnny Cueto was scratched from his scheduled start for San Francisco on Monday night against Milwaukee because of cold and flu-like symptoms, while fellow Giants starter Alex Wood tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing symptoms. Cueto, who has tested negative, was put on the COVID-related injured list. Wood has headaches and a sore throat — “he is not feeling well at all,” manager Gabe Kapler said.news.yahoo.com
Smith's pinch 3-run HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Giants
Pinch-hitter Will Smith connected for a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from five runs down to defeat the San Francisco Giants 8-6 in the second game of a pivotal series between NL West rivals.
Posey comes through in return as Giants defeat Dodgers 7-2
Buster Posey and Wilmer Flores hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, Thairo Estrada had a key double in the seventh and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 in the opener of a pivotal four-game series between the NL West rivals.
Now in Chisox 'pen, Kopech makes debut after 2020 opt-out
TWINS 1, ORIOLES 0 (7 INNINGS)Minnesota ace Kenta Maeda allowed one hit in three innings, striking out four in his second start. Baltimore's Dean Kremer fared better in his second start, allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings. Deivi García pitched three shutout innings in his second start for the Yankees. Nick Pivetta made his second start for Boston, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings. Alex Wood worked two innings in the start for San Francisco and gave up a home run to Omar Narvaez.
Amid COVID questions, Tigers still set for Feb. 17 arrival in Florida
Detroit Tigers’ pitchers and catchers are currently scheduled to report to Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 17. Boyd is the Tigers’ union representative, which means he’ll have a voice in the final details that need to be hashed out between the league and its players over the next few weeks. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 25, 2021But there have also been whispers that the owners would prefer to delay spring training and thus the start of the season. MLB, in its publicly comments, has said that teams should prepare for a full spring training and regular season. I know that we did really well as a players’ union and as a team last year.mlive.com
17 free-agent pitchers who might make sense for Tigers
Trevor Bauer, widely considered the best pitcher on the market, is probably out of the Tigers’ price range. Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. He’s probably been better than his numbers indicate over the last couple years and could be in line for a correction.mlive.com
World Series notes: Wood's role in LA, Adames hugging Mookie
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)ARLINGTON, Texas – Alex Wood has experience starting in the World Series for the Dodgers. The lefty was the sixth of seven Dodgers pitchers in a planned bullpen game, a 6-4 loss Wednesday night that evened the World Series at a game each. He threw the final two innings of Game 7 won by Houston, then made three relief appearances in the 2018 World Series soon before getting traded. “I came here for one reason and one reason only, and that was to win a World Series. MEETING MOOKIETampa Bay shortstop Willy Adames and Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts hugged when they met at second base during the World Series opener.
The Latest: Dodgers pull within 6-4 on Seager homer in 8th
Tampa Bay is looking to even the Fall Classic after Los Angeles won 8-3 in the opener. He and Dylan Floro are the only Los Angeles pitchers who haven’t been charged with at least one run in Game 2. The Los Angeles Dodgers try to take a 2-0 World Series lead against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Los Angeles Dodgers have certainly settled into the new ballpark deep in the heart of Texas. Game 2 of the World Series will be the Dodgers’ 15th game at the $1.2 billion Globe Life Field.
Betts ties MLB mark with 3 of Dodgers' 6 HRs in rout of Pads
With a chance to tie the big league mark of four home runs in one game, Betts reached on an infield single in the seventh. Betts was hit by a pitch and scored on Corey Seager's two-run shot to right on an 0-2 pitch from Chris Paddack (2-2). Betts connected on a two-run shot to left field with two outs in the second for a 5-2 lead. Austin Barnes and Betts went deep back-to-back in the fourth, extending the Dodgers' lead to 9-2. Barnes' two-run shot landed in the left-field pavilion and Betts followed with a solo shot to the same area.