Former Tigers reliever retires after 14 seasons
A veteran reliever who was part of the Detroit Tigers’ last playoff team in 2014 has announced his retirement. A native of Mexico, Soria pitched in parts of 14 seasons for nine different clubs. He was a part of two consequential trades for the Tigers. Jones played in parts of six seasons for the Tigers before losing his job and his roster spot in 2021. Soria ultimately banked an estimated $72.8 million in his career, according to Baseball Reference, by being a reliable reliever for a lot of years and a lot of clubs.mlive.com
Mad Bum gets opener for D-backs; Kluber is Yanks' No. 2
He was 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA in three spring starts, including allowing six earned runs against Cincinnati on Friday. Alec Bohm had two hits, including his fourth double. AdFreddie Freeman had two hits, including a double and his first homer — a two-run shot in the sixth. Victor Robles had three hits, including his sixth double, with an RBI, and Kyle Schwarber doubled and walked three times. Adalberto Mondesi singled and homered and Jorge Soler had two hits, including a double.
8 ex-Tigers still playing in 2020 MLB postseason
One week later, all seven teams have been eliminated, pushed out of the playoffs in the best-of-three wild card series. What he did in the wild card round: Soria made two relief appearances, allowing a run in two innings of work against the White Sox. What he did in the wild card round: Adames went 1-for-6 with a stolen base in the Rays' sweep of the Blue Jays. What he did in the wild card round: Joyce was 1-for-5 with a double and two walks against the Cubs. What he did in the wild card round: Rosenthal pitched in all three games against the Cardinals, his old team, earning one save.mlive.com
20 ex-Tigers will be in 2020 MLB playoffs: Do you remember all of them?
Twenty players who were once part of the Detroit Tigers system will play for 13 of the 16 teams participating in the 2020 MLB playoffs. Oakland Athletics pitcher Joakim Soria throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in Minneapolis. In 2020, he’s posted a career-low 3.32 ERA in 21 2/3 innings. Minnesota Twins catcher Alex Avila plays during a summer camp intrasquad baseball game Friday, July 16, 2020 in Minneapolis. Detroit Tigers' Trevor Rosenthal throws to the Texas Rangers in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.mlive.com
Mariners rally to topple Athletics 6-5 in DH opener
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE – Kyle Lewis sparked Seattle’s rally with a two-run homer and walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, helping the Mariners top the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Monday in the opener of a doubleheader. But Seattle chipped away and scored twice in the sixth inning against Oakland’s bullpen to move in front for good. The win pulled Seattle within one game of idle Houston for second place in the AL West. Lewis hit his 10th homer in the fifth inning to pull Seattle within 5-4 and end Luzardo’s day. A’s manager Bob Melvin planned to play Lamb in the second game of the doubleheader.
Peralta's 9th-inning single lifts D-backs past Athletics 4-3
(AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX David Peralta slapped a bases-loaded single through the right side of the infield with one out in the ninth inning to push the Arizona Diamondbacks past the streaking Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Monday night. The As trailed 3-1 going into the eighth but came back to tie it after loading the bases with one out. Ahmed quickly made up for his mistake, smacking a leadoff double to left field to start the decisive ninth-inning rally. UP NEXTAthletics: Oakland wraps up the quick two-game series by sending RHP Frankie Montas (2-1, 1.57 ERA) to the mound. Diamondbacks: Arizona goes with RHP Luke Weaver (0-3, 11.85), who has pitched just 13 2/3 innings this season in four starts.
Piscotty slam ties it in ninth, A's beat Giants 8-7 in 10th
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO Stephen Piscotty hit a tying grand slam in the ninth inning, Mark Canha's sacrifice fly put Oakland on top in the 10th, and the Athletics stunned the San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Friday night in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series. Oakland trailed by five in the ninth inning but rallied to win from such a deficit for the first time since July 15, 1952, according to STATS. The Giants hadn't lost after leading by five or more runs in the ninth inning or latter since June 25, 1929. The ball carried on a rare hot evening in San Francisco, where first-pitch temperature reached 85 degrees.
Tigers regain 1st place in AL Central with win over Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Detroit Tigers won their second straight game over the Kansas City Royals Sunday and took back first place in the American League Central Division. Detroit carried a 1-0 lead through the 3rd inning, as Sanchez retired the entire Kansas City lineup in order the first time through. Kansas City got on the board in the 7th with a sacrifice fly from Erik Kratz. He saved 160 games for Kansas City from 2007-11.