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  1. Alex Gordon and the M-V-P chants

    Aug 28, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon Getty

    Every time Alex Gordon steps to the plate at Kauffman Stadium these days, fans chant, “M-V-P, M-V-P,” which is fascinating on so many levels.

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

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Brian McCann

    The Yankees are, in my view anyway, unlikely to make the playoffs. Yet they refuse, Rasputin-like, to die.

  3. Miguel Cabrera sitting Sunday with right ankle injury

    Aug 24, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

    miguel cabrera getty

    Miguel Cabrera aggravated a lingering right ankle injury Wednesday night on a slide into home plate. He has appeared in — and recorded at least one hit in — every game since, but the issue won’t go away.

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

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    No one can stop the Nats. Who, as one young lad on their team says, are playing “absolutely epic” baseball right now.

  5. VIDEO: Chris Taylor makes a diving stop, throws out Victor Martinez from outfield grass

    Aug 16, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

    Chris Taylor Getty

    Oh, and we also get a bonus collision between Victor Martinez and Logan Morrison at first base. Fortunately nobody got hurt here, so this video is just a lot of fun to watch.

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

    Aug 4, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Indians celebration

    The Tribe walks off against Texas, MadBum was dominant and V-Mart goes yard again. Note: if you were not a baseball fan, you would have no idea what any of the stuff in the previous sentence meant. It’s just barely English, yet we all get it. Cool, huh?

  7. The Tigers scored in all eight innings of their win at home against the Rockies

    Aug 2, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez, Michael McKenry

    The Tigers pulled off a rare feat, scoring once in each offensive inning of their win at home against the Rockies.

  8. After skipping the All-Star Game, Victor Martinez aiming to be in Tigers’ lineup Friday

    Jul 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

    Victor Martinez is skipping the All-Star game because of a side and back injury–allowing teammate Ian Kinsler to join the team in his place–but the Tigers designated hitter is aiming to rejoin the lineup Friday when Detroit begins the second half versus Cleveland.

  9. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  10. Ian Kinsler replaces teammate Victor Martinez on the AL All-Star Roster

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    The AL Roster swaps one injured Tiger for a healthy one. Ian Kinsler will replace Victor Martinez.

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

    Jul 10, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

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    A handful of injuries went down last night, but so too did strict adherence to the Restoring Pitching Act of 2013.

  12. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  13. Victor Martinez back in Tigers’ ineup

    Jul 3, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

    The Tigers’ lineup is at full strength once again, as Victor Martinez is back in his usual designated hitter spot for tonight’s game against the Rays.

  14. Victor Martinez out again Tuesday with side discomfort

    Jul 1, 2014, 7:43 PM EDT

    victor martinez getty

    Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez had to be scratched from Monday’s series opener against the Athletics due to soreness in his back and side and he is also sitting out on Tuesday night in Detroit.

  15. Victor Martinez scratched from lineup due to soreness in side

    Jun 30, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

    The Tigers will be without Victor Martinez when they begin a three-game series against the Athletics tonight in Detroit.

  16. Sean Doolittle comes to Jim Johnson’s defense regarding boos

    May 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Jim Johnson once again struggled and got an earful from A’s fans on Thursday, and one of his bullpen teammates expressed disappointment with the home crowd.

  17. Victor Martinez has 11 home runs and only nine strikeouts

    May 20, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    Since the 1950s, only one guy who has hit at least 30 homer runs in a season has struck out less often than he has homered. Victor Martinez is making a run at it right now.

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

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

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

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

    Dallas Keuchel

    1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.

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

    May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Twins Celebrate

    Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action

  21. Victor Martinez just struck out looking for the first time in a year

    May 5, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Detroit Tigers

    In the time it took to write this excerpt, Ike Davis just struck out looking twice.

  22. Great Moments in Pitching Statistics: Jim Johnson with the hold, Joe Nathan with the win

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan Adrian Gonzalez

    Friends don’t let friends cite wins, losses, holds and saves when talking about how pitchers did the night before.

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

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

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