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  1. Jered Weaver becomes first AL pitcher to reach 20 wins this season

    Sep 29, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

    Jered Weaver AP

    It’s silly to put much stock in pitcher wins, but it’s still noteworthy when someone gets there. Jered Weaver became the first American League pitcher to reach 20 victories this season with a 7-4 win over the Rangers last night. Most importantly, it helped the Angels keep pace with the Athletics and Orioles, who also…

  2. White Sox beat Rays, gain ground on Tigers

    Sep 28, 2012, 11:31 PM EDT

    Alex Rios

    The White Sox still aren’t hitting. Fortunately, Gavin Floyd and the bullpen were good enough to overcome that for one night. Floyd allowed one run over five innings and combined with five relievers on a three-hitter Friday in a 3-1 win over the Rays. The White Sox moved to within one within one game of…

  3. Tigers GM disparages WAR, thinks Cabrera’s MVP case should be judged by … WAR

    Sep 28, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    People who support Miguel Cabrera‘s MVP case tend to disparage WAR as a statistic. They say stuff like Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski says here: “You can use WAR stats and all of that, but when people used to talk about most valuable player, it used to be, ‘Take that player away from the club and…

  4. Doug Fister strikes out nine straight batters, sets a new American League record

    Sep 27, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

    Doug Fister

    Doug Fister is stone cold dealing against the Royals. He just got done striking out nine straight batters, starting with Sal Perez in the fourth inning and ending with Billy Butler in the seventh. Six of them were Royals hitters caught looking.  The Tigers currently lead the Royals 4-0 in the bottom of the seventh.…

  5. Great Moments in Selective Endpoints

    Sep 27, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Fox’s Jon Paul Morosi has been at the vanguard of the Miguel Cabrera MVP argument. The Michigan resident and former Tigers beat writer is very pro-Cabrera this year. Which is fine, because as I’ve said before, it will not be an atrocity if Miguel Cabrera wins the MVP award. I think, personally, it’s the wrong…

  6. Max Scherzer scratched from Friday start with more shoulder problems

    Sep 27, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    So much for Max Scherzer being past his shoulder fatigue. After skipping a start last week he rejoined the Tigers’ rotation Sunday with a decent five-inning outing against the Twins, but now Scherzer has been scratched from tomorrow’s scheduled start. Scherzer’s fastball velocity was down versus Minnesota and the right-hander told Jason Beck of MLB.com…

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

    Sep 27, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles Machado rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during an MLB game in Baltimore

    Orioles 12, Blue Jays 2: Bombs away. Chris Davis and Manny Machado each had two homers and the O’s hit seven in all, keeping pace with the Yankees, who maintain their one and a half game lead. Yankees 8, Twins 2: CC Sabathia looks to be back on his game, and that will be huge for the Yankees in…

  8. Joe Mauer closes batting title gap on Miguel Cabrera with MLB-leading 22nd three-hit game

    Sep 26, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer AP

    For a while it looked like Miguel Cabrera‘s biggest hurdle in claiming the triple crown would be topping Josh Hamilton in homers, but Joe Mauer has been on fire this month to close the gap in the batting average race. Mauer had his MLB-leading 22nd three-hit game of the season last night and is now…

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

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:11 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 4, Marlins 3: The Braves clinch a playoff berth on a Freddie Freeman walkoff jack. It only guarantees them a slot in the one-game gimmicky thing next Friday, but that beats the hell out of last September. The only thing that would have made this better is if Heath Bell, as the the Marlins…

  10. Royals owner David Glass says he’ll spend for pitching

    Sep 25, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Royals logo

    I sorta feel like I’ve heard this a million times before, and yet the Royals pitching never gets better. Oh well, here’s a million and one: Royals owner David Glass says that the team will spend money in order to fix its pitching problems: “Exactly how we’re going to do it, or what is going…

  11. Josh Hamilton homers in return from latest “weird” injury

    Sep 25, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    josh hamilton ap

    Josh Hamilton returned to the Rangers’ lineup last night after missing five games with what was initially called a sinus infection and later diagnosed as ocular keratitis. Either way the former MVP had vision problems, which are now being blamed on too much caffeine and sports drinks drying out his corneas. Or as Hamilton joked…

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

    Sep 25, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins

    Yankees 6, Twins 3: Six shutout innings for Andy Pettitte. After all these years. After a retirement. After an injury that cost him the bulk of the season. Andy Pettitte is still critical to the Yankees after all of these years. Orioles 4, Blue Jays 1; Blue Jays 9, Orioles 5: The split costs Baltimore…

  13. Adam Dunn busts out of slump at the right time for the White Sox

    Sep 24, 2012, 11:34 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn Getty

    Adam Dunn entered tonight’s action batting .115 (2-for-21) with zero homers and an 8/3 K/BB ratio over his last seven games, but he picked a pretty good time to bust out of his recent slump. Dunn helped the White Sox snap a five-game losing streak tonight by homering twice in a 5-4 win over the…

  14. Josh Hamilton back in Rangers lineup, blames caffeine and sports drinks for vision problems

    Sep 24, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    After missing the past five-and-a-half games with what was initially called a sinus infection and subsequent vision problems Josh Hamilton is back in the Rangers’ lineup tonight against the A’s. However, the diagnosis has changed somewhat. According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas the Rangers “say Hamilton has ocular keratitis, which is blurred vision from…

  15. Gleeman and The Geek: MVPs, batting titles, and pink drinks

    Sep 24, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Note: I do a weekly podcast that’s mostly about the Minnesota Twins, but also about baseball in general and other random topics that HBT readers may find amusing. On this week’s “Gleeman and The Geek” episode we talked about pink drinks, revisiting the free agent pitcher market, Joe Mauer and batting titles, Mike Trout versus…

  16. “The Triple Crown is nonsense”

    Sep 24, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Brian Kenny (or his headline writer) says it, and he’s absolutely right.  Not absolute nonsense, of course — it’s really cool and rare to win the Triple Crown and if Miguel Cabrera does it he deserves tons of huzzahs and kudos — but nonsense in terms of naming an MVP: I like the Triple Crown.…

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

    Sep 24, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, White Sox 1: Did you know that if you win the AL Central that you contract a horrible disease? If you answered yes, you must be either the Tigers or the White Sox. That’s five straight losses for Chicago. Jered Weaver wins his 19th, allowing one run over six and a third. Kendrys…

  18. No, Jayson Stark, Craig Kimbrel is not the NL Cy Young

    Sep 22, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    ESPN’s Jayson Stark built his Cy Young case for Craig Kimbrel in Friday’s column. It’s chock full of some delicious statistics that demonstrate Kimbrel’s unprecedented accomplishments, and it’s well worth reading. It’s actually a really good column. I just totally disagree with the premise. Now, I’m not one to say relievers don’t deserve consideration for…

  19. Max Scherzer cleared to start Sunday for Tigers

    Sep 22, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Max Scherzer left Tuesday night’s start after two innings with what the Tigers called shoulder fatigue, but he’s been cleared to make his next turn in the rotation. Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Scherzer will start Game 1 of tomorrow’s doubleheader against the Twins after an MRI exam revealed no structural damage. Scherzer leads…

  20. Tigers fans: please remain consistent in your MVP voting outrage

    Sep 22, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Last year there was a lot of indignation on the part of Tigers fans when an MVP voter —  Jim Ingrahm of the News-Herald — left Justin Verlander off of his MVP ballot, arguing that he didn’t think pitchers should be eligible for the award. The source of the indignation: pitchers ARE eligible! It says so right…

  21. Josh Hamilton to miss entire weekend series with sinus infection, vision problems

    Sep 21, 2012, 9:21 PM EDT

    hamilton tall getty

    Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup tonight for the third straight game due to vision problems stemming from a sinus infection and the Rangers announced that he’ll miss the entire weekend series against the Mariners. Hamilton left Tuesday’s game in the fourth inning, at which point a prominent Dallas columnist wrote a ridiculous article…

  22. Alex Avila cleared to return

    Sep 21, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Alex Avila Reuters

    Be it a concussion, a “mild concussion,” a sore jaw or whatever else you want to call it, Alex Avila has been cleared to return to action: Catcher Alex Avila has been cleared to play now that the headaches from his sprained jaw have disappeared. Avila probably will start tonight against the Twins after missing the entire A’s…

  23. Josh Hamilton leaves the team due to vision, sinus problems

    Sep 21, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    Josh Hamilton has missed the last two games with sinus trouble so severe that it has affected his vision.  They’ve gotten so bad now that he had to leave the Rangers’ road trip last night and is flying back to Texas to be examined by team doctors. If he ends up missing the entire Rangers-Mariners…

  24. Please, do not refer to Alex Avila as having a “mild” concussion

    Sep 20, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Alex Avila

    The Tigers posted their lineup for today’s game a little while ago and Alex Avila is still not on it. Why? Alex Avila was missing from the Tigers’ lineup for the second straight game Tuesday night and it was revealed after the Tigers’ 12-2 victory that Avila is suffering from mild concussion symptoms. The catcher…

  25. You’ll be shocked to hear that Jim Leyland prefers Miguel Cabrera in the MVP race

    Sep 20, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    File this under: “Well, duh, of course he’s going to say that, and in his place you’d say the same thing,” but Jim Leyland’s rationale for thinking Miguel Cabrera is the MVP over Mike Trout is interesting. And yes, that “player you’re talking about” is Trout: “Well, I’m gonna answer that this way,” Leyland said.…

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