10/26/2012 | Tigers excited to be back home at Comerica Park
The World Series logo is spray-painted on the field. The top of each dugout shows "World Series 2012." Even outside of Comerica Park, each individual light post is decorated with a World Series banner.
10/26/2012 | Leyland not concerned about cold weather
It's late October in Michigan, so it's not surprising that cold could be a factor when Game 3 of the World Series gets under way Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET air time on FOX, 8:07 p.m. first pitch) at Comerica Park.
10/26/2012 | After sitting first two games, Dirks to play Saturday
For the first two World Series games played in San Francisco, there was no designated hitter and two too many opposing left-handed starters for Andy Dirks to get into the Tigers' starting lineup.
10/26/2012 | Indians nearing decision on Hafner's future
There is no denying the Indians have respect for Travis Hafner. That is evident in the organization's unwillingness to come straight out and announce that the designated hitter's club option for next season will not be picked up.
10/26/2012 | Q & A with Giants general manager Sabean
The Giants are competing in their second World Series in three seasons, and general manager Brian Sabean has been the architect of all that success.
10/26/2012 | Sanchez likely to serve as Giants' DH in Detroit
As he indicated earlier this week, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that he is leaning toward employing backup catcher Hector Sanchez as the Giants' designated hitter for the World Series games at Comerica Park.
10/26/2012 | Royals claim tall righty Volstad off waivers
Tall right-hander Chris Volstad was claimed off outright waivers by Kansas City on Friday from the Chicago Cubs. Volstad becomes the 40th player on the Royals' 40-man roster.
10/26/2012 | Lincecum's short-relief stint should be short-lived
After a disappointing 2012 season, Tim Lincecum has excelled in a relief role in the playoffs. However, the Giants' mentality, beyond a shadow of a doubt, will be to do everything in their power to try to get Lincecum back on track as a starter in 2013.
10/26/2012 | Tigers hope to get right with lefties out of picture
The guy who throws 86 mph and the guy who had nearly a 6.00 ERA down the stretch shut the Tigers down. So, naturally, they're looking forward to the guy who threw the perfect game and the guy who finished fourth in the National League in ERA in 2011.
10/26/2012 | Colletti likes club's makeup, but work to be done
Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Friday the club will consider extending ace starter Clayton Kershaw's contract, but a more immediate concern is the upcoming free-agency period that begins after the World Series.
10/26/2012 | In new role, Wilson remains positive energy source
A full-blown media phenomenon at the World Series two years ago, injured Giants closer Brian Wilson has a new role in 2012 -- pumping up his teammates instead of shutting down opponents -- and the man behind the beard is playing it with equal gusto.
10/26/2012 | New GM Hahn faces tough free-agency decisions
During this first offseason in charge for Rick Hahn, with Ken Williams' highly successful 12-year-run as general manager ending with him being promoted to executive vice president, there will be a number of tough calls for the organization to make.
10/26/2012 | Crawford looking forward to fresh start in LA
Two months after being acquired as the $100 million throw-in to the blockbuster trade with Boston, Carl Crawford was introduced as the new left fielder at a Dodger Stadium press conference on Friday.
10/26/2012 | Reds' pitching coach Price interviews with Marlins
Reds pitching coach Bryan Price said he was interviewed for the vacant Marlins managerial position on Friday.
10/26/2012 | Boyer was happy ball wasn't hit his way to end Series
The 1962 World Series ended with Willie McCovey lining out to second baseman Bobby Richardson with the go-ahead run at second. Clete Boyer, the Yanks' third baseman, was hoping the ball wouldn't be hit his way.
10/26/2012 | Lovullo a natural fit as bench coach for Farrell
Sometimes a manager and a bench coach need some time to find their chemistry. That won't be part of the equation for John Farrell and Torey Lovullo, who have been friends for 20 years, and love nothing more than picking each other's brains about baseball.
10/26/2012 | Redmond leads candidates for Marlins' manager
As a player, Mike Redmond belted 13 home runs in a 13-year big league career. But during his interview for the Marlins' managerial job on Wednesday, the former catcher hit it out of the park.
10/26/2012 | Ausmus turns down interview invite from Marlins
Brad Ausmus talked to the Astros and Red Sox about their managerial openings, but the former catcher isn't interested in the Marlins.
10/26/2012 | Weiss talks with Rox about managerial vacancy
Former Rockies shortstop Walt Weiss has talked with the club about its vacant managerial post, a Major League source with knowledge of the discussion said Friday.
10/26/2012 | Molina earns catching Fielding Bible Award
Yadier Molina claimed his first defensive honor of the offseason this week when he was named the recipient of another Fielding Bible Award, receiving every possible first-place vote.
10/26/2012 | Five things to look for as World Series heads east
With the World Series shifting from San Francisco to Detroit, there are several story lines to keep an eye on heading into Game 3.
10/26/2012 | Bush named bullpen coach to complete 2013 staff
The A's named Darren Bush bullpen coach on Friday, completing manager Bob Melvin's staff for the 2013 season.
10/26/2012 | Giants continuing the legacy of past franchise greats
From Willie McCovey and Willie Mays to current players like Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval, the Giants have a rich history of superstars and memorable World Series moments.
10/26/2012 | Changes could be in store as Yanks turn page to '13
During an end-of-season news conference, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked if the roster he currently has on hand should be expected to bring a championship to the Bronx in 2013.
10/26/2012 | MLB Notebook: Giants' arms coming up big
Madison Bumgarner and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout Thursday to give the Giants a 2-0 series lead in 2012 Fall Classic. Bumgarner and Game 1 starter Barry Zito have combined to allow one run in 12 2/3 innings.
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