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Brad Ausmus doesn't think Tigers should be sellers

...facing a 9½-game deficit in the division.But as Ausmus pointed out, the Tigers were only four games behind the American League's two wild cards.Teams in that position rarely throw in the towel, but Detroit's quandary is unusual.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-21/brad-ausmus-doesnt-think
Middle relievers getting their due in All-Star Game

...and only six such players from 1971-2000."Especially on an All-Star team, you want to highlight closers," American League manager Ned Yost, of Kansas City, said. "But I think setup men have become more prominent in the game, this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-13/middle-relievers-get
Surprises could be in store in second half of MLB season

...All-Star Game. Mike Trout was named MVP again, the American League won again ? securing home-field advantage for the...the weakest seasons ever for the usually formidable American League East has instead turned out to be the opposite. Not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-16/surprises-could-be-store
All-Star Game draws record-low rating

Baseball's All-Star Game drew a record-low television rating.The American League's 6-3 win over the National League in Cincinnati on Tuesday night earned a 6.6 rating and 12 share on Fox. The previous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-15/all-star-game-draws-reco
Youthful All-Star Game will still have veteran presence

...somewhat in the shadow of reigning AL MVP Mike Trout.But he's had a remarkable revival this season, leading the American League with 26 homers, though he's batting a career-low .255. He's also been a great guide for Trout and the Angels...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-13/youthful-all-star-game-w
Lawsuit calls for more safety netting at ballparks

...National League in tonight's All-Star Game and Houston Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel will be on the mound for the American League.Greinke, 31, is 8-2 with a big league-best 1.39 ERA and enters the game following five consecutive scoreless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-13/lawsuit-calls-more-safet
Rookies Kris Bryant, Joc Pederson make All-Star Game roster

...position to get there," Rodriguez said in a statement. "Of course it would have been an honor to represent the American League next week, but I'll have fun cheering on the guys who were put on the team and watching them protect home field...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-06/rookies-kris-bryant-joc-
Cano, Mariners among biggest disappointments

...Cruz, the Mariners' 2-9 homestand left them seven games under .500 at 25-32, the second-worst record in the American League.Seattle became just the fourth team in major league history to score no more than three runs during any game of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-08/cano-mariners-among-bigg
Familiar All-Star faces led resurgence by Texas Rangers in May

...two-out double as a pinch-hitter after starting May with a loss for a 7-15 record that was the worst in the American League."Felt like in April, we had water in the gas tank," first-year manager Jeff Banister said. "Stopped the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-01/familiar-all-star-faces-
Steinbrenner on Alex Rodriguez: 'He's been a great asset'

...for last with Seattle."Things have to get better. But defensively we went from probably one of the worst in the American League to one of the better ones I think," Steinbrenner said."Stephen Drew is what he is. Didi is everything we'd thought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-20/steinbrenner-alex-rodrig