Aretha Franklin performs during Tony Bennett's 85th Birthday Gala Benefit for Exploring the Arts at The Metropolitan Opera House on September 18, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Bennett)

Aretha Sings National Anthem At ALCS Game 3

The Queen of Soul is back, hoping to help her hometown Detroit Tigers bounce back in the AL championship series.


Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers - Game Two

Tigers OF Young Scratched From ALCS Game 3 Start

Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been scratched from the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s AL championship series game against the Texas Rangers.


Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers - Game Two

Cruz’s Grand Slam Puts Rangers Past Tigers In 11th

Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.


Members of the grounds crew cover the field during the second rain delay in the fifth inning of Game One of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

No Rain During ALCS Rainout Of Game 2 In Texas

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington kept looking out his window at home during an unexpected night off during the American League championship series. Game 2 of the ALCS was postponed Sunday because of rain.


Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 5

Young Replaces Ordonez On Tigers’ ALCS Roster

Delmon Young is back in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers after being added to their roster for the rest of the AL championship series.


Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay Rays

Tigers Ordonez Out Of Postseason With Bad Ankle

Magglio Ordonez will miss the rest of the postseason because of an ankle injury, the second Detroit Tigers outfielder out of the AL championship series.


Heavy rain drops fall and create bubbles in a puddle. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Rain Leaves Rangers Fans Gloomy

North Texas saw almost no rain over summer and when it finally came, it poured all over a parade of Rangers fans who arrived at the Ballpark expecting to see game two of the ALCS.


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Texas Lefty Holland OK With Delay Of ALCS Game 2

Texas left-hander Derek Holland had just gotten out of the shower at home, about to make his usual pre-start shave, when the phone rang.


Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

Tigers Have Ace Verlander Set For Opener vs Texas

Justin Verlander is back on his normal routine. No more watching for the Detroit Tigers ace, who starts the AL championship series opener.


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Tigers Hold Off Yankees 3-2, Head To ALCS vs Texas

Tigers ace Justin Verlander will start the ALCS opener at Texas on Saturday night against the Rangers’ C.J. Wilson.


Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 4

Beltre & Napoli Help Rangers Get Over Losing Lee

Adrian Beltre most likely wouldn’t be with the Texas Rangers had Cliff Lee agreed to a big contract and stayed last winter.


Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 4

Rangers Advance Again & Wait For ALCS Opponent

Game 1 of the ALCS is Saturday, either at the New York Yankees or home against Detroit. The Tigers and Yankees play the deciding game of their series Thursday night.