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Two-sport standout Tom Yewcic dies at age 88

Oct. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Tom Yewcic, a multisport standout who played one game at catcher for the Detroit Tigers before spending several years as a punter with the Boston Patriots, has died. He was 88. An obituary posted on the website of Keefe Funeral Home in Massachusetts said Yewcic died Tuesday. Yewcic...

Fans wear face masks and use social distancing during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Texas and TCU, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Memphis expanding capacity for football games

Oct. 6, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Memphis Tigers will be allowed to more than double their home crowd to nearly 12,000 fans in the stands at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium starting with their Oct. 17 game against UCF. The university announced the move Tuesday...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch, left, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora shake hands before Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series in Boston. Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila said Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, that Detroit is not ruling out the possibility of hiring A.J. Hinch or Alex Cora for its managerial vacancy. Hinch and Cora were suspended this season for their roles in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Avila says Tigers aren't ruling out Hinch, Cora for manager

Oct. 2, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers general manager Al Avila said Friday that Detroit is not ruling out the possibility of hiring AJ Hinch or Alex Cora for its manager vacancy. Hinch and Cora were suspended through the 2020 postseason for their roles in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. The Astros fired Hinch...

Ex-Tigers hurler Denny McLain selling off sports memorabilia

Oct. 1, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

WIXOM, Mich. (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers pitching ace and two-time Cy Young award winner Denny McLain wants to part with baseball bats, pennants, trading cards and a few thousand other pieces of sports memorabilia. They will be sold during an estate sale at McLain's Wixom home, northwest of Detroit. The...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize throws to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Young pitchers arrive for Detroit, but growing pains follow

Sep. 29, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Shortly after his final start of the season, Casey Mize sounded ready to get right back to work. “I’m going to be really motivated to get a lot better,” the Detroit right-hander said. Mize’s arrival — along with that of fellow pitching prospect Tarik Skubal...

Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase (13) and relief pitcher Bryan Garcia, right, celebrate following a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The Tigers defeated the Royals 4-3. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Tigers use big first inning to edge Royals 4-3

Sep. 26, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Niko Goodrum and Austin Romine keyed a three-run first inning, and the Detroit Tigers edged the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night. The Tigers made the third start for Kansas City right-hander Carlos Hernandez one to forget. Detroit got to Hernandez in the first inning on...

Detroit Tigers' Niko Goodrum beats the throw to Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to score on a sacrifice fly by Eric Haase during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Keller, Mondesi carry Royals past Tigers 3-2

Sep. 25, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Keller threw six scoreless innings, Adalberto Mondesi had three hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Friday night. Keller (5-3) gave up four singles and struck out five in six innings. The eighth-round draft pick in 2013 closed out the...

Kansas City Royals' Maikel Franco (7) celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Perez, Franco homer as Royals beat Tigers 8-7

Sep. 24, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run home run, Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Thursday night. Franco's eighth homer of the season put the Royals ahead in a game between two teams eliminated from postseason...

Members of the Reds' grounds crew acknowledge Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer as he stands in the dugout in the ninth inning during a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The Reds won 6-1. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

MLB teams find creative ways to stay energized without fans

Sep. 24, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

The absence of fans didn't stop Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto from receiving an ovation after hitting a homer to put his team ahead for good. All that applause Wednesday came from the Reds grounds crew. When they haven’t been keeping Great America Ball Park in tip-top shape, the groundskeepers...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins assume first in AL Central with 7-6 win against Tigers

Sep. 23, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Cave hit a pair of home runs, Kenta Maeda finished off his regular season with another strong start and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Wednesday night to take over sole possession of the AL Central lead for the first time since late August. Eddie Rosario added a...