Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager

...regards to both questions" via email Monday.Ausmus, 45, led the Tigers to a 90-72 record and a fourth consecutive American League Central Division championship in his first year at the helm.For a team with World Series or bust expectations entering...

Severe storms blamed for 2 deaths

...delay the start of classes by up to two hours Tuesday.The weather also led to the postponement of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Kansas City, between the Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.

Royals beat Orioles in Games 4, sweep way into World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Crown these Royals the American League champions.After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride...

Royals beat Orioles for 2-0 lead in ALCS

...Kansas City remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.Now, the Royals head back to Kansas City with the knowledge that no team has ever lost a best-of-seven...

Royals, Orioles feature vastly different offensive styles

...ball versus long ball.Back in April, few could have predicted these two teams would be the last standing in the American League. But the fashion in which they got here ? with stunningly easy sweeps in the Division Series ? makes this matchup...

Athletics needs better middle infielders

If Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane can build a team ready to compete for the American League West title by the start of the 2015 season, it will have been one of his best off-season jobs.The AL West is going to be baseball's...

Cardinals will keep Michael Wacha in bullpen for NLDS

...RATINGS: Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.The Kansas City Royals' comeback...offense that was 13th in scoring in the 15-team American League, the Yankees went 84-78 and missed consecutive postseasons...

Max Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers vs. Orioles

...Thursday at Baltimore. Scherzer also started Detroit's postseason opener last year, not long before he was voted the American League's Cy Young Award winner. The right-hander went 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA this season."He's been our best...

Tigers turn to David Price with season on the line

...the addition of Price gave the Tigers the last three American League Cy Young Award winners. The other two ? Max Scherzer...Tigers are still a formidable opponent."They won the American League Central, and they did some really good things with...

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

...Angels.Gardenhire played an integral role in the franchise's renaissance, guiding the Twins to their first of six American League Central division titles in 2002 in his first year on the job. But Gar den hire's teams only got out of the first...