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  1. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: American League

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:18 AM EST

    Mike Trout

    Evan Longoria made his case for moving up the MVP ballot with his big game Monday, but while it’s safe to say the Rays wouldn’t have reached the postseason without him, he was still no better than the AL’s third best third baseman. It was, in fact, the year of the third baseman in the…

  2. Welcome to the 2013 playoffs

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:40 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell surveys the field before his team takes on the Baltimore Orioles in an MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore

    We still have one game left that, technically and statistically speaking, belongs to the regular season. But practically speaking — and in our hearts — we are into the playoffs now. Game 163 between the Rays and Rangers is do-or-die and very, very few regular season games can say that. So: toss your technical orthodoxy.…

  3. Behold: Max Scherzer’s goggles

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

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    We noted this last year when he sported the same eyewear, but this doesn’t stop tickling me. Last night Tigers starter Max Scherzer — who has Heterochromia iridum (i.e.  two different eye colors) — rocked some appropriate goggles in the Tigers AL Central-clinching celebration. From my TV to you: And yes, because the couple of you who…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 7:04 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins

    Tigers 1, Twins 0: The Tigers finally clinch the AL Central. It was a nail-biter, though, as they scored their lone run in the first inning and then held off the Twins all night long. Best part of their celebration? For the second year in a row Max Scherzer rocked the goggles with two different…

  5. Max Scherzer successful in fifth attempt to join the 20-win club

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:50 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer, at long last, has joined the 20-win club. In his fifth attempt at the feat, the right-hander held the White Sox to three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings of work. Scherzer only struck out three, but it was besides the point as the Tigers supplied him…

  6. A Thoroughly Enjoyable Season

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals

    Well, it’s Sept. 17 … and the Kansas City Royals have a shot at the postseason. It’s a bit of a longshot, sure. They are 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the wildcard standings right now, which is hardly insurmountable (especially the way the Rangers are playing). But they also have Cleveland and Baltimore ahead…

  7. Max Scherzer unsuccessful in fourth attempt to get his 20th win

    Sep 15, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    After shutting out the Mets over six innings on August 24, it seemed like even 25 wins was possible for the Tigers’ right-hander. But in four starts since, Max Scherzer has lost twice and earned two no-decisions, failing to reach the 20-win threshold. As MLB Network’s Brian Kenny will be quick to point out, this…

  8. Deep Thoughts: comparing pitchers

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

    Mystery Man

    This is more like something that should appear in And That Happened, but I was just looking at the numbers now, so: Pitcher A: 2.90 ERA, 195.2 IP, 207K, 41 BB Pitcher B: 3.01 ERA, 194.1 IP, 215K, 48 BB Both fantastic. Both aces. One was an 11-12 record, the other is 19-3. I’m guessing…

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

    Sep 4, 2013, 7:13 AM EST

    Jon Lester

    It’s cool and crisp here in America’s Heartland and there were some games last night that felt like the playoffs. Can we please just skip September and move straight on into October? Would anyone object to this? Red Sox 2, Tigers 1: An ALCS preview? Jon Lester outduels Max Scherzer in a tight game with…

  10. Torii Hunter hits a three-run walkoff homer to steal a win from the A’s

    Aug 29, 2013, 4:31 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers

    The A’s had smacked the Tigers around for three days and then sprung out to a 6-1 lead after five innings in their series wrapup against the Tigers today. All this with Miguel Cabrera sidelined after leaving the game with an abdominal injury. Max Scherzer looked destined for only his second loss of the year…

  11. UPDATE: Miguel Cabrera day-to-day with “abdominal discomfort”

    Aug 29, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers

    UPDATE: The Tigers have released a preliminary diagnosis on Caberea: Miguel Cabrera left today’s game with discomfort in his abdomen and is listed as day-to-day. #Tigers — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 29, 2013   Frankly, with his hip issues and other minor ailments he’s been “day to day” for a good month. But add another…

  12. A’s activate Bartolo Colon from the disabled list

    Aug 29, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    As expected Bartolo Colon is back with the A’s after spending the past two weeks on the disabled list with a groin injury. He’ll face the Tigers this afternoon in Detroit. Colon has been fantastic for the A’s, improving on what was a shockingly good 2012 season by going 14-5 with a 2.97 ERA and…

  13. Max Scherzer outduels Matt Harvey in 3-0 game

    Aug 24, 2013, 7:41 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    It was the best pitching matchup of the season that a big chunk of the U.S. was unable to watch. Max Scherzer struck out 11 over six innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout as the Tigers beat the Mets 3-0 on Saturday. Matt Harvey took the loss after giving up two runs…

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

    Aug 19, 2013, 6:31 AM EST

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    Yankees 9, Red Sox 6: All of the fireworks. All of the intrigue. All of the A-Rod. But this game really came down to the bullpens. The Yankees’ was fresh and effective, the Red Sox’ wasn’t. Our more thorough write-up can be read here. For now the Red Sox probably need to think less about…

  15. Miguel Cabrera slugs 40th home run, Tigers top Royals

    Aug 18, 2013, 5:21 PM EST

    miguel cabrera getty

    Max Scherzer surrendered just two runs over eight strong innings and Miguel Cabrera launched a two-run homer as the Tigers defeated the Royals 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at Detroit’s Comerica Park. The performance netted Scherzer his 18th win — he is now 18-1 — and the home run was Cabrera’s 40th. Scherzer fanned four Kansas City…

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

    Aug 9, 2013, 6:36 AM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v San Francisco Giants

    Five of the seven losing teams on Thursday scored one run. This means something. This is important. [sculpts Devil’s Tower out of his mashed potatoes, scares family] Giants 4, Brewers 1: Tim Lincecum looked like the Timmy of old yesterday, tossing eight shutout innings and allowing only one hit. These past several performances are likely to…

  17. Tigers blow away Indians for 12th straight win, Max Scherzer improves to 17-1

    Aug 8, 2013, 11:06 PM EST

    Prince Fielder AP

    Jim Leyland’s club are doing their best to make sure there will be no September drama in the American League Central this year. The Tigers notched their 12th consecutive victory tonight with a 10-3 win over the Indians at Progressive Field. It wrapped up a four-game sweep of Cleveland and extended their lead to seven…

  18. Is the MLBPA’s long-standing solidarity at risk as a result of Biogenesis?

    Aug 7, 2013, 8:55 AM EST

    MLBPA logo

    Howard Bryant has a fantastic article over at ESPN about the players union’s response to the Biogenesis scandal. In it he details how and why this PED scandal, unlike those which came before, represented the final straw for most players. Player who used to uniformly rally around those accused of cheating but who do so…

  19. Max Scherzer puts on clinic against the White Sox, improves to 16-1

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer silenced White Sox hitters over seven and two-thirds innings tonight, improving to 16-1 with the 3-0 victory. The right-hander allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six, lowering his ERA to 2.85. Scherzer got two quick outs in the seventh, but was lifted for newly-acquired reliever Jose Veras after Alejandro…

  20. A day after Tigers embarrass Phillies, Phillies embarrass themselves

    Jul 28, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Jake Diekman

    Last night, the Tigers outclassed the Phillies en route to an easy 10-0 win. Max Scherzer was on point as he improved to 15-1, and Miguel Cabrera was productive as usual. A typical game for the defending American League champions. This afternoon was an entirely different story, as the Phillies were their own worst enemy.…

  21. Max Scherzer improves to 15-1 as Tigers embarrass Phillies

    Jul 27, 2013, 10:55 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Max Scherzer picked up his easiest W of the season as the Tigers rolled over the hapless Phillies 10-0 tonight at Comerica Park. With reliever Raul Valdes making a spot start in place of Cliff Lee, dealing with a stiff neck, the Tigers put up a five-spot in the first inning. Miguel Cabrera got the…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 6:56 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

    Rays 3, Red Sox 0: Matt Moore throws his first career shutout and it came in the first game of what, so far this year, is the Rays biggest series. Two hits allowed, one walk four strikeouts as the Rays cut a game off the Sox’ division lead, now sitting a half game back. Reds…

  23. The press does not cheer

    Jul 19, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Not Amused

    I was at the press conference at Citi Field on Monday when Matt Harvey and Max Scherzer were introduced as the All-Star starters. The conference was hosted by Brian Kenny. It took place in an area of Citi Field which, at the time, was restricted to press and baseball officials, so there were no fans…

  24. Photos of the Day: MLB players signing autographs for the troops

    Jul 16, 2013, 6:40 PM EST

    Scherzer

    This is my first All-Star Game but reporters I spoke with said that, by far, the players are far more accessible this year than they have been at All-Star Games past. Just saw a good example of this down on the field as the AL Players were coming out for warmups. Here are Max Scherzer…

  25. Jim Leyland asserts the supremacy of the pitcher win at the All-Star press conference

    Jul 15, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

    Apple Citi Field

    I just got back from the All-Star Game press conference in which Jim Leyland and Bruce Bochy announced their starting pitchers and lineups.  As Aaron noted, we get Scherzer vs. Harvey and a couple of lineups with which you could quibble, I suppose, if you wanted to, but what’s the point, really? Go outside and…

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