Octavio Dotel has reached an agreement with the Detroit Tigers on a one-year deal, with a team option for 2013. When he takes the mound for the Tigers next season, the right-handed reliever will be playing for a record 13th major league franchise.
Dayn Perry writes that the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers have an advantage by winning Game 1 in their series but not because they won at home. History says winning Game 1 is the key, regardless of home-field advantage.
Mike Sweeney gave Seattle new life with a two-run homer off Detroit reliever Ryan Perry, Josh Wilson capped the eighth-inning rally with a two-run single and the Mariners rallied for a 5-4 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.