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  1. Justin Verlander leaves start with arm cramping

    Mar 27, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Verlander has continued to struggle this spring.

  2. Nationals pick Max Scherzer, not Stephen Strasburg, as Opening Day starter

    Mar 23, 2015, 11:49 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Strasburg has started Opening Day for the Nationals in each of the past three seasons.

  3. Justin Verlander thinks pitcher injuries come from being coddled

    Mar 20, 2015, 10:25 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    There’s been a significant amount of seasons cut short due to injury recently and Justin Verlander thinks he knows why.

  4. Justin Verlander will not be the Tigers’ Opening Day starter for the first time since 2007

    Mar 20, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

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    “I have to make a decision based on baseball and what’s best for the 2015 Tigers.”

  5. It’s not a great day, so let’s look at Brad Ausmus without his shirt on

    Mar 20, 2015, 10:04 AM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    David Price has been tweeting these today, so it’s practically news.

  6. 2015 Preview: Detroit Tigers

    Mar 16, 2015, 1:14 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Can the Tigers win a fifth straight AL Central title?

  7. Brad Ausmus says Justin Verlander looks “the best I’ve seen” after rough year

    Mar 2, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander Getty

    Detroit owes him $28 million per season through 2019.

  8. Justin Verlander has put on “20 pounds of muscle” this offseason

    Feb 14, 2015, 12:50 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    Verlander is determined to rebound after posting a disappointing 4.54 ERA last season.

  9. What the Jon Lester signing means for him, the Cubs and the Red Sox

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

    Epstein Hoyer

    The Cubs got better. The Red Sox’ job just got harder. Jon Lester got paid. Now what happens?

  10. “Keep in mind that all players are eligible for MVP, including pitchers and designated hitters”

    Nov 13, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    You may not agree that Kershaw is the NL MVP. But please, follow the rules and consider him.

  11. Clayton Kershaw wins the 2014 National League Cy Young Award by unanimous vote

    Nov 12, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    In the least-surprising result of this award season, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been named the 2014 Cy Young Award winner in the National League by the Baseball Writers Association of America. It was a unanimous vote — the first since Tigers righty Justin Verlander won unanimously in 2011.

  12. Tigers re-sign Victor Martinez to four-year, $68 million contract

    Nov 12, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    Ken Rosenthal says it’ll be another four-year contract.

  13. Giants inhaling the air of superiority after Game 1

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

    Giants, Hunter Pence bring down the house in Kansas City. It may be a sign of things to come.

  14. World Series Reset: The Royals look to pick themselves up off the mat

    Oct 22, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    And to fight history: 15 of the last 17 Game 1 winners have gone on to win the World Series.

  15. Your Official HardballTalk World Series Preview

    Oct 21, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

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    If anyone tells you they know what’s going to happen in the next week they’re lying to you. But let’s try to break this thing down all the same.

  16. Tigers face losing Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez to free agency

    Oct 6, 2014, 12:17 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    GM Dave Drombowski and owner Mike Ilitch will have to dig deep to keep the team together this winter.

  17. Brad Ausmus doesn’t want to make the tough calls

    Oct 3, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Detroit’s manager has looked like a rookie these last two days.

  18. The Tigers bullpen blows it again: Orioles take a 2-0 lead in the ALDS

    Oct 3, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Brad Ausmus didn’t learn a thing, apparently, after Thursday night’s debacle.

  19. UPDATE: Brad Ausmus went to his pen again. It didn’t work. Again.

    Oct 3, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  20. Playoff Reset: All eight playoff teams are in action today

    Oct 3, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT

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    Adam Wainwright vs. Clayton Kershaw would be awesome enough baseball if that matchup stood on its own. But today we get 1-2-3-4 — FOUR! — playoff games. Cancel your afternoon and evening appointments, everyone.

  21. Tigers-Orioles series all on Justin Verlander’s shoulders now

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    It’s win or go home down 2-0 as the Tigers head into Friday’s showdown.

  22. Orioles pour it on late in victory over Tigers in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz AP

    The Orioles set a playoff club record with 12 runs scored.

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