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  1. Alex Rodriguez goes 0-for-3, gets removed for pinch-hitter

    Oct 13, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez got the start on Saturday, but he wasn’t around for the finish. After going 0-for-3, he was removed for pinch-hitter Eric Chavez with the Yankees down to the Tigers 4-0 in the eighth inning of Game 1 of the ALCS. Up with the bases loaded and two outs in the first, Rodriguez hit…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Bud Selig: “We’d better” have expanded replay next season

    Oct 13, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Bud Selig has repeatedly downplayed the outcry for expanded instant replay this year, which is why this comment from a Q & A with Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times on Thursday was pretty surprising and downright refreshing. You have said you want to expand instant replay to include reviews of fair or foul…

  8. ALCS Game 1 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Yankees, in New York: DETROIT TIGERS NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. Omar Infante, 2B 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B…

  9. Yankees to use Phil Hughes in Game 3, CC Sabathia in Game 4

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Shortly after we learned that Hiroki Kuroda would start on short rest for Game 2 of the ALCS against the Tigers tomorrow, Yankees manager Joe Girardi set the rotation for the rest of the series. Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees will use Phil Hughes in Game 3 on Tuesday and CC…

  10. Alex Rodriguez back in lineup for Game 1 of ALCS, but bumped to sixth

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

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    After he was benched in favor of Eric Chavez for the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS against the Orioles yesterday, Alex Rodriguez is back in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS tonight against Doug Fister and the Tigers. Rodriguez will play third base and bat sixth in his return. It certainly…

  11. Hiroki Kuroda to start Game 2 of ALCS against Tigers

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

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    When the Yankees announced earlier today that they added Cody Eppley to their bullpen for the ALCS, the speculation was that David Phelps would start Game 2 tomorrow. That’s not the case. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Hiroki Kuroda will make the start in Game 2 on three days’ rest. Kuroda,…

  12. Mets could begin contract talks with David Wright next week

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

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    We heard earlier this week that the Mets are expected to open negotiations with David Wright by offering him an extension “in the neighborhood” of $100 million. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson already began his pitch to Wright in September, but Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears that formal talks between the…

  13. Sean Burnett to undergo surgery to remove bone spur from elbow

    Oct 13, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Now that the Nationals’ postseason hopes have been dashed, Sean Burnett will turn his attention to addressing an injury that he pitched through during the second half of the season. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Burnett will undergo surgery next week to remove a small “bone spur or two” from his left…

  14. Picture of the Day: Drew Storen under the microscope

    Oct 13, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

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    As if giving up four runs and taking the loss in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cardinals last night wasn’t bad enough, Nationals closer Drew Storen was faced with this after the game: Via Chase Hughes of NatsInsider.com, Storen summed it up pretty well in his post-game comments. “It’s part of the job.…

  15. Dave Hansen will not return as Dodgers’ hitting coach next season

    Oct 13, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT

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    According to Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers announced yesterday that Dave Hansen will not return as hitting coach next season. Meanwhile, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, bench coach Trey Hillman, third base coach Tim Wallach, first base coach Davey Lopes and bullpen coach Kenny Howell are all slated to return. Hansen was…

  16. ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:27 PM 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 Tigers and Yankees have in store for us in the American League Championship Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in New York: Doug Fister vs. Andy Pettitte…

  17. Yankees leave Eduardo Nunez off ALCS roster, add Cody Eppley

    Oct 13, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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    The Yankees just announced their roster for the ALCS against the Tigers. And yes, Alex Rodriguez is on it. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, infielder Eduardo Nunez has been left off the roster while right-hander Cody Eppley has been added. The Yankees had 11 pitchers and 14 position players for…

  18. Surgery recommended for Jaime Garcia’s left shoulder

    Oct 13, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t all good news for the Cardinals yesterday. According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, three different surgeons have independently offered a “unanimous recommendation” that Jaime Garcia undergo a debridement of his left shoulder. After leaving his start in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday, Garcia sought advice…

  19. Madison Bumgarner to start Game 1 of NLCS against Cardinals

    Oct 13, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

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    As soon as the Giants learned they would be facing the Cardinals in the NLCS, they announced that Madison Bumgarner will start Game 1 on Sunday night while Ryan Vogelsong will start Game 2 on Monday. This sets up Matt Cain to start Game 3 on Wednesday in St. Louis and a possible Game 7…

  20. The Giants were on the tarmac in Cincinnati when the Cardinals won

    Oct 13, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

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    The Giants watched the start of Game 5 between the Cardinals and Nationals gathered in a hotel ballroom in Cincinnati, unsure where their next destination would be. Early on, it sure looked like they would be headed to Washington. Per Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, the team eventually got on a bus and went to the…

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