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  1. Phil Hughes diagnosed with back stiffness

    Oct 16, 2012, 10:12 PM EDT

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    From Sweeny Murti of New York’s WFAN comes word that Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes departed in the fourth inning of his ALCS Game 3 start against the Tigers because of a stiff back. Hughes cruised through the first three innings before yielding a solo home run to Delmon Young and a walk to Andy Dirks. He…

  2. Delmon Young puts Tigers ahead of Yankees in Game 3 of ALCS with solo home run

    Oct 16, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

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    Uh oh, people. Justin Verlander has a lead. Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young launched a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning off Yankees starter Phil Hughes, pushing Detroit ahead 1-0 in this ALCS Game 3. Hughes then walked Andy Dirks and departed with a trainer after appearing to…

  3. Cano’s hitless streak runs to 27 at-bats, Game 3 is scoreless

    Oct 16, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano hit an easy groundball to Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta in the top of the second inning of this ALCS Game 3 in Detroit, extending his postseason hitless streak to 27 straight at-bats. Cano already set the postseason record for offensive futility in Game 2 and is now merely padding on. The Tigers managed…

  4. Cain on plunking Holliday: “If one gets away, one gets away”

    Oct 16, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Giants ace Matt Cain said on the FOX broadcast of NLCS Game 2 that he felt Matt Holliday‘s takeout slide into the left knee of Marco Scutaro was “late.” Cain will start in Game 3 on Wednesday in St. Louis, and may or may not have retaliation on his mind. This comes via CSN Bay…

  5. Anibal Sanchez dominates, Yankees sleepwalk through loss to Tigers in Game 2 of ALCS

    Oct 14, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez yielded just three hits over seven shutout innings and third baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Tigers rolled to a far-too-easy 3-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday evening in Game 2 of the ALCS. Yankees fans might choose to pout about a blown call at second…

  6. Tigers take 1-0 lead in seventh inning of ALCS Game 2

    Oct 14, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Hiroki Kuroda carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and has fanned nine Tigers batters without issuing a walk through his first seven frames. But the Yankees currently trail in this ALCS Game 2. Quintin Berry opened the top of the seventh inning with a ground-rule double to center field then scored from third…

  7. Roberto Kelly won’t be on field for NLCS Games 1 & 2

    Oct 14, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly suffered a concussion on Saturday afternoon when he was struck in the back of the head with a ball during batting practice. He is expected to make a complete recovery, but doctors have advised him to rest up for the next couple of days and he’s going to cooperate.…

  8. Derek Jeter will not travel with Yankees to Detroit

    Oct 14, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Bryan Hoch of MLB.com provides the update: Yankees captain Derek Jeter will not travel with the team when the American League Championship Series shifts to Detroit’s Comerica Park for Game 3. Jeter had an MRI and CT scan on Sunday that confirmed the initial diagnosis of a left ankle fracture. He is in a splint…

  9. NLCS Game 1 lineups: Giants vs. Cardinals

    Oct 14, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for NLCS Game 1 between the Giants and Cardinals. First pitch is 8:00 p.m. ET. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Buster…

  10. Joe Torre, 72, has no plans to return to managing

    Oct 14, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote in his Sunday notes column that “talk is strong” around the baseball world that Joe Torre might want to manage again. But it seems really doubtful to happen. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the 72-year-old Torre said Sunday afternoon that he is enjoying his current gig in…

  11. ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS, set for a 4:00 p.m. ET first pitch in New York: DETROIT TIGERS NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 2. Quintin Berry, LF 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Mark Teixeira, 1B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4.…

  12. Tigers skipper Jim Leyland keeping Jose Valverde at closer

    Oct 14, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Jose Valverde coughed up four runs in less than inning of work in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium and now has a brutal 8.79 career postseason ERA. But the Detroit coaching staff is apparently not ready to make a change. According to beat writer Chris Iott of MLive.com, manager…

  13. Jason Giambi “remains a candidate” for Rockies’ managerial opening, likely to interview soon

    Oct 14, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post suggested earlier this week that Jason Giambi, who hasn’t even officially retired from baseball, might be a candidate to fill the Rockies’ managerial vacancy following Jim Tracy’s sudden resignation. And now that suggestion by Renck has morphed into more of an actual report. Renck writes in a Sunday column…

  14. NLCS Preview: Cardinals vs. Giants

    Oct 14, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

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    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Cardinals and Giants have in store for us in the National League Championship Series. The Teams St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants The Matchups Game 1 Sunday in San Francisco: Lance Lynn vs.…

  15. Jayson Nix will take over as the Yankees’ shortstop

    Oct 14, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    There was some thought after Derek Jeter was diagnosed with a fractured left ankle late Saturday night that the Yankees might try Alex Rodriguez at shortstop at some point during the remainder of this 2012 postseason. But that will not be happening. Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it clear to reporters in his postgame press…

  16. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal receives threats after tweeting in support of Cardinals

    Oct 14, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Bradley Beal, the No. 3 overall pick in this summer’s NBA Draft, was born in St. Louis, grew up there, and became the best high school basketball player in the city’s recent history at Chaminade College Prep. Like most St. Louisans, his love for the Cardinals runs deep. Even while at the University of Florida for…

  17. Roberto Kelly released from the hospital and could be on the field for Game 1 of the NLCS

    Oct 14, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

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    Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly was struck in the back of the head by a line drive during batting practice at AT&T Park on Saturday. He went down hard, immediately losing consciousness, and had to be taken to a local hospital on a stretcher. But it sounds like he’ll make a full recovery. According to Janie…

  18. Tigers rebound for ALCS Game 1 victory over Yankees

    Oct 14, 2012, 1:12 AM EDT

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    Raul Ibanez provided another dose of postseason heroics for the Yankees on Saturday evening in Game 1 of the ALCS, but it didn’t matter in the end. The Tigers rallied after Jose Valverde‘s ugly ninth-inning blowup, tacking on two runs in the top of the 12th inning in an eventual 6-4 victory in The Bronx.…

  19. Raul Ibanez comes through again, Yanks and Tigers are tied

    Oct 13, 2012, 11:46 PM EDT

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    Raul Ibanez is, quite clearly, some kinda sorcerer. The 40-year-old magic man just swatted a game-tying two-run homer to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning, pushing this ALCS Game 1 against the Tigers into extra innings. The Yankees were down four runs when the frame began but had little trouble tracking Jose…

  20. Delmon Young, Avisail Garcia give Tigers some insurance over Yankees in ALCS Game 1

    Oct 13, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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    The Tigers’ lead in Game 1 of the ALCS just grew. Delmon Young launched a solo home run to the left field seats at Yankee Stadium with one out in the top of the eighth, pushing Detroit to a 3-0 advantage over New York with the evening growing increasingly late. The dinger not only provided…

  21. Tigers take lead over Yanks in sixth inning of ALCS Game 1

    Oct 13, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have suddenly jumped out to a 2-0 lead in this ALCS Game 1 Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Austin Jackson opened the top of the sixth inning with a triple into the nook of seats along the first base line then scored when Prince Fielder singled following an intentional walk of Miguel Cabrera. In…

  22. Tigers helped by blown call, Game 1 of ALCS is tied

    Oct 13, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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    Tigers right-hander Doug Fister has been uncharacteristically wild in this ALCS Game 1 at Yankee Stadium, allowing three walks through two innings. But he was bailed out on a nice play by Jhonny Peralta with the bases loaded in the first inning and a blown call by first base umpire Rob Drake with the bases…

  23. Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly hit in head during Saturday BP, taken to hospital

    Oct 13, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

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    Information is still trickling in on this. Here’s CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly: A uniformed Giant is down on the ground during BP, apparently injured. Half the team gathering around. — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) October 13, 2012 First base coach Roberto Kelly walking very slowly off field, braced by two trainers. A line drive hit Kelly in…

  24. Carlos Corporan loses 16-month-old son

    Oct 13, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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    The Associated Press passes along tragic news: The 16-month-old son of Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan has died. Corporan told the team Saturday that Carlos Corporan Jr., had died. The team said he had undergone four heart surgeries since his birth in June 2011. The team released a statement Saturday offering its condolences to the…

  25. A’s rally for three runs in the ninth, ALDS moves to Game 5

    Oct 11, 2012, 1:20 AM EDT

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    There’s something special about these Athletics. That became apparent throughout the 2012 regular season, and it continued on Wednesday night at Oakland’s O.Co Coliseum with the unlikely American League West champions facing elimination from the ALDS in front of a raucous sold-out home crowd. Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer surrendered just three hits and one (unearned) run…

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