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  1. All-Star Game starting pitcher (Loaiza, Mulholland, Penny, Nagy) isn’t always big name

    Jul 9, 2012, 5:27 PM EST

    terry mulholland

    This year’s All-Star Game starting pitchers, Justin Verlander and Matt Cain, are certainly both big names with excellent track records, but it’s interesting to note that the honor of starting an All-Star Game doesn’t always go to elite pitchers. Obviously any pitcher who starts an All-Star Game is by definition having an excellent season at…

  2. Mark Trumbo is your Home Run Derby favorite

    Jul 9, 2012, 5:03 PM EST

    Mark Trumbo

    With Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium serving as the battleground, Monday’s Home Run Derby figured to yield fewer souveniers than usual. Kauffman is one of the game’s tough home run parks. Using Stats Inc. park factors, only Minnesota’s Target Field played tougher on home runs for AL parks  from 2009-11 and that only slightly. It’s played…

  3. American League All-Star lineup has Derek Jeter leading off, Josh Hamilton batting third

    Jul 9, 2012, 1:48 PM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    American League manager Ron Washington officially announced Justin Verlander as his starter at today’s press and also revealed his lineup, which features Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter leading off, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton batting third, and Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista cleaning up: 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Josh Hamilton, LF 4.…

  4. Report: Matt Cain will get the All-Star Game start over R.A. Dickey

    Jul 9, 2012, 9:43 AM EST

    Matt Cain Getty

    We know Justin Verlander will be starting the All-Star Game for the AL. John Harper of the New York Daily News has a source telling him who the NL starter will be: Source says Dickey is not starting All-Star game. Will be Cain vs. Verlander. — John Harper (@NYDNHarper) July 9, 2012 I know a…

  5. Justin Verlander will get the All-Star start for the American League

    Jul 9, 2012, 8:53 AM EST

    Justin Verlander

    Jon Paul Morosi reports that Ron Washington is going to give the ball to Justin Verlander to start Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. It will become official at a news conference later today. My memory kind of stinks, but I was surprised to read that this was his first one. I figured that he had to…

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

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:09 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    We have reached the All-Star break. Which means that this is the last And That Happened for a week. Unless there’s a temporal anomaly or something, which has been known to happen … Pirates 13, Giants 2: Andrew McCutchen was added to the Home Run Derby the other day. He got some early practice yesterday, smacking…

  7. Andrew McCutchen gets Home Run Derby call

    Jul 7, 2012, 9:26 PM EST

    Andrew McCutchen

    Andrew McCutchen is going up against the big boys. The Pirates center fielder, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, was named as Giancarlo Stanton‘s replacement in Monday’s Home Run Derby. McCutchen is tied for sixth in the National League with 16 homers this season, putting him on pace to smash his previous high…

  8. 2012 midseason awards: AL MVP

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:41 PM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton was far and away the AL’s best player for two months, but he’s definitely come back to the pack after hitting just .223 with four homers in June. He struck out 35 times last month, nearly matching his total of 39 times from April and May combined. That said, he still leads the…

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

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:50 AM EST

    New York Mets manager Collins congratulates Wright on hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York

    Mets 6, Phillies 5: The R.A. Dickey vs. Cole Hamels matchup didn’t pan out as some expected, but David Wright took care of things, going 3 for 5 with four RBI including the game winner. Cardinals 6, Rockies 2: Lance Lynn had been skidding but the Rockies cured his ills. The Rockies cure everyone’s ills.…

  10. GIF of the day: Everyone was right about Detroit’s defense

    Jul 5, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    D_Fence

    Earlier this season I posted some snarky tweet about how few things in life have ever lived up to the hype as much as the Tigers’ terrible defense, which predictably led to tons of Tigers fans telling me that defense hadn’t actually hurt the team very much. Or something, I mostly just remember that there…

  11. 2012 midseason awards: AL Cy Young

    Jul 5, 2012, 3:53 PM EST

    Chris Sale

    The AL Cy Young balloting turned into a rout last year, as Justin Verlander lapped the field on his way to taking league MVP honors. At the midway point, this year’s Cy is still very much in doubt. Here’s the league top 10 in ERA: Jered Weaver (LAA): 9-1, 2.13 ERA, 68/21 K/BB in 88…

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

    Jul 5, 2012, 5:48 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Lee points towards a pop out by New York Mets Nickeas during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    Phillies 9, Mets 2: Cliff Lee stood to lose yet another one, as he and the Phillies were down 2-0 entering the seventh, but three runs in each of the seventh, eighth and ninth innings saved his bacon. First win of the year for Lee. Marlins 7, Brewers 6: On Tuesday Milwaukee beat Miami in…

  13. 2012 midseason awards: AL Rookie of the Year

    Jul 4, 2012, 12:56 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    Thanks to a league ruling restoring a certain Angel’s eligibility, the AL Rookie of the Year race is pretty much a batter for second place. But what a battle it might be. The candidates: Mike Trout (LAA): .340/.396/.552, 10 HR, 36 RBI, 22 SB in 241 AB Will Middlebrooks (Bos): .298/.335/.538, 10 HR, 37 RBI,…

  14. Max Scherzer to miss start with hamstring injury

    Jul 3, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Last week Max Scherzer pitched with a heavy heart, starting a game three days after his brother’s death, but now the Tigers right-hander will miss at least one turn in the rotation with a hamstring injury. Scherzer was scheduled to start today versus Minnesota, but Duane Below will make the start instead. General manager Dave…

  15. Robinson Cano picks his AL Home Run Derby team

    Jul 2, 2012, 6:28 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    There was no talking Josh Hamilton into taking part in the Home Run Derby, so Robinson Cano went with some pretty good fallbacks Monday: Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder and Mark Trumbo. Bautista leads the AL with 26 homers at the moment, one more than Hamilton. Cano and Trumbo both have 20 apiece, while Fielder lags…

  16. Austin Jackson, Bryce Harper lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 1, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    Bryce Harper

    You knew it was coming. In truth, I think those in charge did a better job of picking this season’s All-Stars than they have in recent years. Still, I have some disagreements, even if none of them are quite as vehement as last season’s. Austin Jackson (OF Tigers) – Jackson’s DL stint probably cost him…

  17. Selection Sunday: Your 2012 All-Star rosters are revealed…

    Jul 1, 2012, 1:02 PM EST

    mlb all-star patch

    Major League Baseball is announcing the All-Star rosters for each league this afternoon during an hour-long special on TBS. We’ll update this post as the names come in: The 2012 MLB All-Star Game is next Tuesday, July 10, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. AMERICAN LEAGUE Starters C Mike Napoli 1B Prince Fielder 2B…

  18. Tyler Skaggs one of three added to Futures Game rosters

    Jun 29, 2012, 2:07 PM EST

    Tyler Skaggs

    Two callups and an injury have opened up places in the Futures Game. Now we know who will be stepping in. Fellow Diamondbacks prospect Tyler Skaggs will replace Trevor Bauer as a pitcher on the U.S. team. While now quite as highly regarded as his former teammate at Double-A Mobile, Skaggs does rate as one…

  19. Victor Martinez won’t be back until late September at the earliest

    Jun 28, 2012, 5:11 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers' Martinez runs bases after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in Game 3 in their MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Detroit

    There was some cautious optimism that Victor Martinez might make it back to the Tigers lineup by August, but that hope has been dashed: #Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand: Best case scenario for VMart return is mid to late September. Will have leg strengthening program. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) June 28, 2012   Earlier…

  20. Alex Avila out Monday with renewed soreness in left knee

    Jun 25, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

    Alex Avila Reuters

    Alex Avila just returned from a hamstring injury late last week, but now he’s hurting again. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Avila is out of tonight’s lineup against the Rangers due to renewed soreness in his left knee. It’s a troubling development, as he missed a couple days in the early part of May…

  21. The final AL All-Star balloting update before the teams are set

    Jun 25, 2012, 2:49 PM EST

    All Star Game Logo

    There’s still time to vote, but if it ended now, the AL All-Star team would look like so. The only change to a starter over last week’s results: Robinson Cano taking over first place at second base from Ian Kinsler. Downballot, we see A-Rod passing Evan Longoria for third place at third base, a flip-flop…

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

    Jun 25, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Derek Norris

    I’m back after a week’s vacation. I wrote up a long sappy version of it last week, but here’s the short version: San Diego for five days, during which I took Mookie and Carlo to their first ever major league game to see the Rangers vs. the Padres last Monday night. It was a doubly…

  23. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 24, 2012, 8:27 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer got word just a few days ago that his younger brother Alex had committed suicide. But he decided to carry on and make his scheduled start Saturday vs. the Pirates. And he put together a truly inspiring performance. The Tigers didn’t win and Scherzer was handed his fifth loss of the 2012…

  24. Jose Valverde (wrist) could be ready to pitch Sunday

    Jun 23, 2012, 10:16 PM EST

    jose valverde ap

    Tigers closer Jose Valverde hasn’t appeared in a game since last Friday due to a sprained right wrist. But he’s just about back to 100 percent health. According to Chris Iott of Detroit’s MLive.com, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Saturday that Valverde is a “possibility” but “not a sure thing” for Sunday’s series-finale against the…

  25. Max Scherzer starting today following his brother’s death

    Jun 23, 2012, 4:25 PM EST

    Max Scherzer AP

    Max Scherzer is pitching against the Pirates this afternoon with a very heavy heart. Scherzer has been away from the Tigers for the past couple of days due to “personal reasons,” but now we know some of the details regarding his absence. And they are heartbreaking. Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that Scherzer…

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