The Detroit Tigers need strong performances from Justin Verlander if they are going to win their sixth straight AL Central title, and right now the former ace is far from his best. Jose Bautista and Justin Smoak homered in a six-run fifth inning against the 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP, who is 15-14 since sports-hernia surgery before the 2014 season. Once a famed perfectionist, Verlander (0-2) gave up seven hits and two walks in five innings, striking out five.
The Washington Nationals have put pitcher Stephen Strasburg back on the 15-day disabled list, this time with a strained left oblique. The NL East leaders made the move Sunday before playing San Francisco on Strasburg bobblehead doll night at Nationals Park. Right-hander Taylor Jordan was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a week without a win, the Tampa Bay Rays were hardly shy about describing their celebration Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris' fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week — that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline Andre and Ulyana Sergeenko: