5 Things: It's Clinching Time Across MLB!Four teams snagged playoff berths last week in baseball action, securing their postseason spots with plenty of games left on the schedule. Now, that's the way to do it!
5 Things: Two Playoff-Bound Teams Soaring HighThe Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cleveland Indians are in the midst of double-digit winning streaks, while the Los Angeles Dodgers finally get a dose of reality. Here's what you might have missed last week in MLB action while you were enjoying a very hot Labor Day Weekend.
5 Things: Rivalries Old And New Bring Excitement To BaseballThe Team of the 2010s in Major League Baseball certainly has been the San Francisco Giants with their three World Series titles. But things aren't looking good in S.F. this spring, despite wins against its biggest rival.
30 Players: Tigers’ Michael Fulmer Should Avoid Sophomore SlumpThe Tigers look to get another strong year out of their young pitcher.
5 Things: The Giants Win A Week, While The Butler Never Could Do It In OaklandWhether nationally or locally, the 2016 Major League Baseball season is getting very interesting down the stretch. Just 20 games or so remain for 30 teams across the nation, and the playoffs are just around the corner. Last week’s action gave us some great moments, from the nation’s capitol to Motown to the West Coast.
5 Things: Big Comebacks, Motown Perfection And A Triple PlayThe week leading up to the Major League Baseball non-waivers trade deadline was as wild as any other week of the season, but every moment seems more magnified as the 2016 regular season enters its final third. There was no shortage of amazing baseball last week, starting with big comebacks and a fun triple play.
5 Things: A Week Of Walk-Off Wins In MLBEverywhere Major League Baseball fans turned last week, a team was winning a game with a walk-off plate appearance. The Chicago White Sox won two games via the walk off last week, yet they also lost two games via the walk off. The Oakland Athletics won two straight games over the Tampa Bay Rays, and at the Coliseum, that means pies in the face for the player that just won the game. The St. Louis Cardinals won a big game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a walk-off home run this week, too.
5 Things: Midwest And West Coast Baseball Is Where It's AtWith just one week to go before the 2016 Midsummer Classic, the Major League Baseball action just gets better and better. Last week, we saw history from a Chicago Cubs third baseman, while the Oakland Athletics demonstrated they're still the dominant Bay Area baseball franchise. Teams in Cleveland and Detroit put together big win streaks, while a San Diego Padres outfielder became a one-man show—and the Los Angeles Angels scored three touchdowns in Fenway Park.
Gray Lasts Only 2 Innings, A's Lose 9-4 To TigersSonny Gray lasted only two innings in the shortest start of his big league career, and the Oakland Athletics lost 9-4 to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. J.D. and Victor Martinez both homered for the Tigers.
Hill Pitches 7 Outstanding Innings, A's Beat Tigers 5-1Hill allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings, and the Athletics beat the Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Tigers' Collins Flips Off Home Crowd During Win Over AthleticsAfter missing what looked to be a routine fly ball in the lights at Comerica Park in Detroit, the home crowd started heckling him.
Athletics Lose To Tigers 7-3, Dropping 3rd Straight On RoadThe Oakland Athletics were the first team to break through to score against Jordan Zimmermann and strung together 10 hits against the Detroit Tigers.