DETROIT (AP) - Brad Ausmus got a taste of what life is like leading a team in his first week as a Major League Baseball manager.
The Detroit Tigers rallied to win twice and also won in a rout. They also blew a big lead in the ninth, but held on for another victory. And on Sunday, his team got beat in businesslike fashion.
The upshot - and it is real early - is the Tigers have the best record in baseball.
A cool, calm and collected rookie manager has something to do with that.
Detroit's 38-year-old outfielder, Torii Hunter, says the 44-year-old Ausmus is an asset because he has nearly two decades of experience as a catcher in a career that ended recently enough to give him personal perspective to share.

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Trends Wednesday, May 25 on Wed, May 2016 by Blade
May Pitchers Report on Wed, May 2016 by Blade
MLB Trends Tuesday, May 24 on Tue, May 2016 by Blade

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Angels, Trout to bust out against Rangers? Largely known for their heavy-hitting ways in recent years, the American League West-leading Rangers could well be in the midst of a profound identity...
Thumbnail Indians vs. White Sox Prediction After taking down Chris Sale last night, can the Indians pull off another win today at 2:10M ET against the White Sox?
Thumbnail Royals vs. Twins Pick Will the Kansas City Royals hand the Minnesota Twins yet another loss when they meet today at 1:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Tigers Pick The Detroit Tigers look for an interleague sweep this afternoon when they host the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:10PM...
Thumbnail Mets vs. Nationals Free Pick After ending the Mets' win streak last night will the Nationals pick up back-to-back wins against the division rivals with a victory today at...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages