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  1. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

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

  2. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

    Playoffs

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

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

    Sep 29, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Tigers celebrate

    All good things must come to an end.

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

    Sep 28, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Jose Altuve

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

  5. David Price dominates Twins as Tigers win AL Central

    Sep 28, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

    david price tigers getty

    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.

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

    Sep 28, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

    altuve astros getty

    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 …

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

    Sep 28, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 26, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 11.24.38 PM

    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.

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

    Sep 25, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

    Chris Sale White Sox

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

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

    Sep 25, 2014, 7:18 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 7.13.07 AM

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

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

    Sep 18, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Sep 15, 2014, 6:11 AM EDT

    Orioles celebrate

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

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

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    mike trout getty swing

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

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

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

    Chase Headley

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

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

    Aug 30, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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