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  1. Looking ahead to the second half of the season

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    What contenders are just a pretenders? Who needs to make a big trade? Who actually WILL make a big trade? Come on in for all of your second half preview needs.

  2. First-place Athletics set a franchise mark with 59th win before the All-Star break

    Jul 13, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie, Mike Zunino

    The Athletics avoided a series sweep in Seattle. With their win, their 59th of the season, the A’s set a franchise mark for wins at the All-Star break.

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

    Jul 9, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

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    This was Jacob deGrom’s best performance since he played Jim Morrison in that Oliver Stone Doors flick.

  4. VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera cranks an RBI triple

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Watch as Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera finds Comerica Park’s right-center field gap and races in front of a looping throw for a seventh-inning triple Tuesday night against the Dodgers …

  5. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.

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

    Jul 3, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT

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    Edwin Encarnacion: “He hanged it, I banged it.” He actually said that.

  7. Justin Verlander got shelled again

    Jun 17, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Something ain’t right with the Tigers’ ace.

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

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Royals are knocking on the door of first place after knocking a former Cy Young Award and MVP winner around pretty good.

  9. Bronson Arroyo lands on the disabled list for the first time in his career

    Jun 16, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo

    Bronson Arroyo has thrown 2,344 2/3 innings over 369 starts and 36 relief appearances in the majors dating back to 2000, but he has managed to avoid the disabled list until now.

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

    Jun 13, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Puig Out

    I took the kids to the Dodgers-Reds game and they saw Yasiel Puig flop about three feet from the second base bag on a caught stealing. Still: beats working.

  11. Justin Verlander got knocked around again last night

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Justin Verlander turned in another rough outing last night, allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings against the White Sox. And all the damage came in the sixth inning, following five scoreless frames to begin the game.

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

    Jun 6, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

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    The Giants and Jays keep rolling merrily along. And Travis Wood [all together now] helps his own cause.

  13. What’s wrong with Justin Verlander?

    Jun 5, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

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    Justin Verlander got off to a great start this season, posting a 2.48 ERA in April, but he’s looked unlike his usual dominant self since the calendar flipped to May and that continued this afternoon with a rough outing against the Blue Jays.

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

    May 15, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    There is no word for “lose” in Masahiro Tanaka’s vocabulary. It’s not even a translation thing. There is no “lose” in his Japanese or his English. He’s just a giant bag of win and dominance and stuff.

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

    May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.

  16. Chris Sale is headed to the disabled list with a flexor muscle strain

    Apr 21, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

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    The White Sox are playing things safe with their ace left-hander.

  17. Baseball’s last undefeated team fell on Sunday

    Apr 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Unfortunately, there will NOT be a 162-0 team this season.

  18. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

  19. Jacoby Ellsbury will start Yankees’ spring training finale

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Yankees manager Joe Girardi plans to write Jacoby Ellsbury‘s name in the starting lineup when the Yankees wrap up spring training against the Marlins at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Saturday afternoon. Ellsbury has been dealing with a tight right calf since the middle of…

  20. Masahiro Tanaka had a heck of a game against the Marlins on Friday

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman signed Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract in January, then spent some time deflating expectations for the right-hander. His spring performance, including his final outing Friday afternoon against the Marlins, may have reinflated those expectations. Hiroki Kuroda started and tossed three scoreless innings before Tanaka entered the…

  21. Survey says: Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Craig Kimbrel the best at what they do

    Mar 23, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post polled 18 scouts and executives for a ranking of the five best position players, starting pitchers, relief pitchers, managers and general managers entering the 2014 regular season. As you can probably guess, Mike Trout won the ballot for best position player, with two-time defending AL MVP Miguel Cabrera…

  22. Tigers, Max Scherzer cut off extension talks

    Mar 23, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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    As first reported by MLive.com’s Chris Iott, the Tigers made a final long-term extension offer this weekend to the representatives of right-hander Max Scherzer and had it rejected. The two sides will wait until the offseason to pick the negotiations back up, and there’s obviously now a very good chance that Scherzer will be hitting…

  23. Anibal Sanchez has a sore shoulder

    Mar 17, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    Detroit choosing Justin Verlander over Max Scherzer to start on Opening Day was a reminder of just how star-studded the Tigers’ rotation is, but here’s a slight buzzkill: No. 3 starter and reigning ERA champ Anibal Sanchez was scratched from today’s scheduled start with shoulder soreness. For now the Tigers are saying they expect Sanchez…

  24. Justin Verlander, not Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, will start Opening Day for the Tigers

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Max Scherzer is the reigning American League Cy Young winner, but he won’t be starting for the Tigers until the second game of the season. Rookie manager Brad Ausmus has decided on Justin Verlander as the Opening Day starter. No surprise, really. As great as Scherzer was last season–going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and…

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