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  1. Video: Torii Hunter saves two runs on sprawling catch

    Sep 14, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Torii Hunter is 39 years old and his defense has rated very poorly this season in the outfield, but he made a game-saving catch in the Tigers’ 5-4 defeat of the Indians on Saturday night at Comerica Park …

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 14, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    The Tigers were trailing the Indians heading into the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night at Detroit’s Comerica Park and a loss would have put them back behind the Royals — who defeated the Red Sox on Saturday — in the American League Central standings. That’s when Alex Avila came through with probably his biggest hit of what has been a tough 2014 …

  3. Anibal Sanchez to long toss Sunday, may throw off mound on Monday

    Sep 13, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez AP

    Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez will take the next step towards a potential late-season return. He’ll long toss on Sunday and pitch off of a mound on Monday if things go well.

  4. Jose Iglesias cleared for lower-body workouts

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

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    Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias was given the go-ahead to begin lower-body workouts on Wednesday, six months after being diagnosed with stress fractures in both of his shins. He should be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

  5. Joakim Soria rejoins the Tigers’ bullpen

    Sep 10, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Soria appeared in just six games for the Tigers after they acquired him from the Rangers and was horrible with a 10.38 ERA, but prior to the trade he had a 2.70 ERA and 42/4 K/BB ratio in 33 innings for Texas.

  6. Cubs will be in position to make a splash with Jon Lester

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation piece in the rebuild at Clark and Addison.

  7. The Royals ran themselves out of an inning and back into a tie for first place

    Sep 10, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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    An out on the basepaths killed a Royals would-be rally.

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.

  9. Rays shut down Drew Smyly at 153 innings

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Drew Smyly has been ace-like for the Rays since they acquired him from the Tigers in the three-team David Price trade, boasting a 1.70 ERA and 0.755 WHIP in 47 2/3 frames. But this is Smyly’s first year as a full-time starter and he had already logged 105 1/3 innings for Detroit at the time of the July 31 swap, so Tampa Bay will shut him down early.

  10. Baseball is dying? Nonsense: The Case for Baseball’s Vitality

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT

    Jack Dempsey -- Associated Press

    The first professional baseball team began play in the spring of 1869. People began lamenting its demise approximately fifteen minutes later. Here is why they are wrong.

  11. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Tyler Flowers

    Tyler Flowers hit two homers to crush the Athletics, Marcus Stroman hurled a Maddux and the Cardinals can’t be stopped.

  12. Joakim Soria nears return to the Tigers’ bullpen

    Sep 8, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Tigers reliever Joakim Soria threw a simulated game this morning and felt good enough that he could be cleared to come off the disabled list as soon as Wednesday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.

  13. Joe Nathan has a sore elbow

    Sep 8, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

    Joe Nathan Tigers

    Nathan has a 5.04 ERA and a career-high six blown saves in the first season of a two-year, $20 million deal.

  14. Anibal Sanchez takes “a positive step” following setback

    Sep 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez AP

    He’s running out of time to pitch again in the regular season.

  15. Miguel Cabrera has bone spurs in his ankle

    Sep 8, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    A hobbled Miguel Cabrera could make for a hobbled Tigers offense down the stretch.

  16. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 8, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    A third of all of yesterday’s games were shutouts. Three dudes had two-homer games. Happy 2014.

  17. Mike Trout is about to become the ninth #2 hitter with 100 RBI

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    #2 hitters don’t often accrue 100 RBI, but Mike Trout will accomplish the feat soon.

  18. Joakim Soria throws second bullpen, nears return to the Tigers

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Joakim Soria

    Joakim Soria had another successful bullpen session. If he suffers no ill effects, the Tigers will take the next step to bring him along for an eventual return to the bullpen.

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

    Chase Headley

    Some late inning Yankee heroics keep them in the playoff hunt.

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 4, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    A lesson in why you do not want to have to face the Mariners in the wild card game.

  21. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 3, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

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    Does anyone want to win the second wild card in the National League?

  22. Neftali Feliz: “When I take too many days off my arm doesn’t feel too good”

    Sep 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Neftali Feliz has regained the Rangers’ closer role, but not his old velocity.

  23. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 2, 2014, 7:10 AM EDT

    Phillies pitchers

    Four Phillies combine for the no-no. I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen more of these in recent years.

  24. Miguel Cabrera hits two home runs in return to lineup

    Sep 1, 2014, 11:17 PM EDT

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    Miguel Cabrera had just one home run in August. He doubled that today.

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