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The score was 3-2, and the Tigers' second straight win over the Royals on Saturday seemingly came down to a few key plays. And it did. But it also came about because Max Scherzer masterfully used his four-pitch arsenal to confound the Kansas City batter…Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com 6 hours agoThe Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, on Saturday night to gain ground in the race for the second National League wild-card spot.Upvote Share Tweet
Salvador Perez's baserunning error confuses umpires, proves costly for Royalsyahoo.com 13 hours agoThis weekend's Tigers-Royals series definitely has a postseason feel to it. And really, what's a postseason series without something bizarre or controversial happening? We definitely saw one of the strangest, most confusing plays of the season in Saturd…Upvote Share TweetMax Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead.Upvote Share Tweet
Umpires' reversal removes Royals' run in sixthMLB.com 13 hours agoAfter further review, a Tigers middle infield calamity became a game-changing escape. However, it wasn't replay, but an umpires' conference that ruled Salvador Perez never tagged up for the Royals' would-be go-ahead run in the sixth inning of their AL C…Upvote Share Tweet
Willingham bats third with Cain getting breakMLB.com 18 hours agoLorenzo Cain has gone 9-for-28 (.321) in the Royals' homestand, but he was not in the No. 3 spot in Saturday's starting lineup against the Tigers. Instead, Josh Willingham batted third as the designated hitter. There were a couple of reasons, according …Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)The Tigers and Royals have staged a summer-long battle for the American League Central, and it's a fair bet their three-game set this weekend will go a long way toward determining the outcome. If that's the case, Detroit made quite the opening statement…Upvote Share TweetJustin Verlander fired 7 1/3 strong innings, while Ian Kinsler's two-run homer capped a five-run fifth that sealed the first-place Tigers' 10-1 win over the Royals on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Avila remains out for Tigers; Sanchez betterESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)Tigers catcher Alex Avila remained sidelined by concussion-like symptoms Friday, and manager Brad Ausmus was uncertain when the veteran backstop will be able to return to the lineup.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left.Upvote Share Tweet
Kansas City drops Sale, sits half-game back of TigersMLB.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer and Alcides Escobar went deep for a solo shot as the Royals turned up the heat against AL Cy Young candidate Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Nori Aoki set the club…Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. The Minnesota Twins just wouldn't let Detroit Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez get the last word this time. After Martinez hit yet another ninth-inning home run to give the Tigers a lead, the Twins came back with two r…Upvote Share Tweet
Anibal open to filling whatever role Tigers needMLB.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)Anibal Sanchez threw a second mound session on Tuesday and felt fine, continuing his track toward a return next week. The role to which he'd return, he said, isn't up to him, but he's open to whatever the Tigers need.Upvote Share Tweet
Back-to-back jacks in ninth keep Tigers on paceMLB.com Sep 16 (5 days ago)Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back homers leading off the top of the ninth inning on Monday to bail out the bullpen, and the Tigers opened a three-game series with an 8-6 win over the Twins at Target Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers win 4th in row on Miggy, Hunter HRsESPN.com Sep 16 (5 days ago)Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Sep 15 (5 days ago)As expected, Alex Avila was not behind the plate on Monday night after leaving Sunday's game with a headache and lightheadedness. He's still considered day to day.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 15 (6 days ago)Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Nationals won a ninth straight game started by Jordan Zimmermann.Upvote Share Tweet
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