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

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:21 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz AP

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

  2. AL homer leader Nelson Cruz hits two-run homer in Game 1

    Oct 2, 2014, 6:27 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz

    This is the 35th playoff game of Cruz’s career and he’s hit 15 homers with a .709 slugging percentage.

  3. ALDS, Game 1: Tigers vs. Orioles lineups

    Oct 2, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

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    Max Scherzer vs. Chris Tillman.

  4. Who to root for in the postseason — American League

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:05 PM EST

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    If your team is eliminated, what do you do? Let us help.

  5. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    Trout vs. Martinez? Hernandez vs. Kluber? Here are one person’s picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

  6. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EST

    Playoffs

    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

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

    Sep 29, 2014, 6:47 AM EST

    Tigers celebrate

    All good things must come to an end.

  8. Jose Altuve, Justin Morneau win AL, NL batting titles

    Sep 28, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

    Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau are your 2014 batting champions in the American League and the National League, respectively.

  9. David Price dominates Twins as Tigers win AL Central

    Sep 28, 2014, 3:58 PM EST

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    David Price allowed just four hits over 7 1/3 shutout innings and Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI as the Tigers blanked the Twins 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park to clinch the 2014 American League Central championship.

  10. Astros plug batting leader Jose Altuve into Sunday’s lineup

    Sep 28, 2014, 12:52 PM EST

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    Astros management apparently heard the outcry against their initial decision to hold Jose Altuve out of Sunday’s season finale — against Altuve’s wishes — in order to protect his lead for the batting title …

  11. Jose Altuve to be held out of season finale with league-leading .340 batting average

    Sep 28, 2014, 12:05 PM EST

    jose altuve getty

    Jose Altuve boasts a .340 batting average through 656 at-bats this season and Victor Martinez is at .337 in 558 at-bats. The Astros will take their chances Sunday in the hope of claiming the franchise’s first-ever batting title.

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

    Sep 26, 2014, 5:00 AM EST

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    If someone submitted this script to Screenwriting 101, it’d be rejected as way too on-the-nose. But this ain’t Screenwriting 101. This is baseball. And that kind of stuff just sort of happens in baseball.

  13. Binocular-gate: Managers trade shots as White Sox and Tigers feud

    Sep 25, 2014, 6:35 PM EST

    Chris Sale White Sox

    Nothing like a little late-season drama in the AL Central.

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

    Sep 25, 2014, 7:18 AM EST

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    The Dodgers clinch the NL West behind another outstanding performance from Clayton Kershaw.

  15. Steve Pearce is the Orioles’ best hitter and they got him for nothing

    Sep 18, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

    Steve Pearce AP

    Among all American League hitters with at least 350 plate appearances this season Pearce ranks ranks fourth in OPS, behind only Mike Trout, Jose Abreu, and Victor Martinez.

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

    Sep 15, 2014, 6:11 AM EST

    Orioles celebrate

    Against all odds, the Orioles are poised to clinch their first AL East title in seventeen years.

  17. Mike Trout is about to become the ninth #2 hitter with 100 RBI

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

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    #2 hitters don’t often accrue 100 RBI, but Mike Trout will accomplish the feat soon.

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

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:07 AM EST

    Chase Headley

    Some late inning Yankee heroics keep them in the playoff hunt.

  19. Report: White Sox expected to target Victor Martinez this offseason

    Aug 30, 2014, 3:50 PM EST

    Victor Martinez AP

    The White Sox are reportedly interested in signing Victor Martinez away from a division rival.

  20. Alex Gordon and the M-V-P chants

    Aug 28, 2014, 9:42 PM EST

    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.

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

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:00 AM EST

    Brian McCann

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

  22. Miguel Cabrera sitting Sunday with right ankle injury

    Aug 24, 2014, 1:21 PM EST

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    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.

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

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:11 AM EST

    Anthony Rendon

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

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

    Aug 16, 2014, 10:48 AM EST

    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.

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