The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent catcher Victor Martinez to a four-year contract worth $50 million, the Boston Globe reported.
David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox was voted the best designated hitter in Major League Baseball for the seventh time in his 17-year career.
David Ortiz was honored as baseball’s best designated hitter on the day he accepted a Red Sox offer of salary arbitration that will keep him in Boston at least for next season.
Doug Fister pitched 7 1/3 innings and the Detroit Tigers beat Texas 5-2 to pull within a game of the Rangers in the American League Championship Series.
The first game of the season between the rival New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium came down to the final swing of the bat.
All-Star power hitter Prince Fielder signed a nine-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, the franchise where his father once hit 51 home runs in a season.
"We did a pretty good job coming back but in the end did not get the result we wanted."
- Victor Martinez on May 17, 2010