With another tight win over the Orioles, the Royals captured their first the AL championship since 1985. That was also the last time that they were in the playoffs.
After Game 6 of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder said, “It’s not really tough for me. It’s over, bro.”
Many say that this past Sunday for the Boston sports fan was among the greatest in their history. As a Bostonian might say, it was like a doubleheader of “Wicked Awesomeness”. I couldn’t agree more and I’m jealous of it.
If the Texas Rangers are to finally win the World Series this Fall, they’ll have to do something they’ve accomplished only once in their 40-year history – Win a World Series game on the road.
Move over, Reggie, Babe and all those other October sluggers. Nobody has ever had a postseason power surge like Nelson Cruz just did in the AL championship series.
Only 3 years ago, Cruz was there to be had by any other team when Texas waived him at the end of spring training to keep another young slugger on its roster.
Detroit held on for a 7-5 victory over the Rangers on Thursday. That win cut the Texas team’s lead to 3-2 in the AL championship series.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland says relievers Jose Valverde and Joaquin Benoit won’t pitch in Thursday’s fifth game of the AL championship series.
Nelson Cruz hit a crushing three-run homer in the 11th inning that helped send the Rangers over the Tigers 7-3 on Wednesday night.
Delmon Young and Victor Martinez are in the starting lineup for the Detroit Tigers, and Adrian Beltre is set to start for the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of the AL championship series Wednesday.
Josh Hamilton’s bat slipped out of his hands as the Rangers slugger swung, sailing into the stands and hitting a fan wearing a Tigers jersey.
Doug Fister delivered a strong start in a game Detroit needed, to lead the Tigers past the Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night in Game 3 of the ALCS.