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Pitched battle goes to man with most weapons

Pitched battle goes to man with most weapons

MLB.com Updated 11 hours ago
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…
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  • Roundup: Brewers Top Pirates to Trim Gap in Race

    Roundup: Brewers Top Pirates to Trim Gap in Race

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    The Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, on Saturday night to gain ground in the race for the second National League wild-card spot.
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  • Salvador Perez's baserunning error confuses umpires, proves cos…

    Salvador Perez's baserunning error confuses umpires, proves costly for Royals

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    This 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…
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  • Tigers shake Royals to boost AL Central lead

    Tigers shake Royals to boost AL Central lead

    Max 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.
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  • Umpires' reversal removes Royals' run in sixth

    Umpires' reversal removes Royals' run in sixth

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    After 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…
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  • Willingham bats third with Cain getting break

    Willingham bats third with Cain getting break

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Lorenzo 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 …
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  • Postseason Picture for Saturday, Sept. 20

    Postseason Picture for Saturday, Sept. 20

    MLB.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…
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  • Tigers' bats blast Royals to stretch Central lead

    Tigers' bats blast Royals to stretch Central lead

    MLB.com ESPN.com nytimes.com yahoo.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Justin 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.
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  • Avila remains out for Tigers; Sanchez better

    Avila remains out for Tigers; Sanchez better

    ESPN.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.
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  • Royals, Tigers Ready for Pivotal AL Central Series

    Royals, Tigers Ready for Pivotal AL Central Series

    nytimes.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.
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  • Kansas City drops Sale, sits half-game back of Tigers

    Kansas City drops Sale, sits half-game back of Tigers

    MLB.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…
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  • The Grand Slam: Twins spoil J.D. Martinez's ninth-inning heroic…

    The Grand Slam: Twins spoil J.D. Martinez's ninth-inning heroics

    yahoo.com MLB.com Sep 17 (4 days ago)
    Your 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…
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  • Anibal open to filling whatever role Tigers need

    Anibal open to filling whatever role Tigers need

    MLB.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.
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  • Back-to-back jacks in ninth keep Tigers on pace

    Back-to-back jacks in ninth keep Tigers on pace

    MLB.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.
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  • Tigers win 4th in row on Miggy, Hunter HRs

    Tigers win 4th in row on Miggy, Hunter HRs

    ESPN.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.
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  • Tigers exercising caution with Avila

    Tigers exercising caution with Avila

    MLB.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.
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  • Roundup: Nationals Eliminate Mets From Division Race; Dodgers’ …

    Roundup: Nationals Eliminate Mets From Division Race; Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw Earns 19th Win

    nytimes.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.
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  • Video - Tigers Hold Off Royals After Overturned Play 00:54

    Tigers Hold Off Royals After Overturned Play

    Sep 20
    The Tigers beat the Royals 3-2 to extent their lead in the AL Central.
  • Video - ESPN Sport Science: Alex Avila Caught In The Net 01:36

    ESPN Sport Science: Alex Avila Caught In The Net

    Sep 20
    Tigers catcher Alex Avila's leaping catch into the backstop netting earns MLB Play of the Week honors.
  • Video - My Wish: Detroit Tigers 05:43

    My Wish: Detroit Tigers

    Sep 19
    The Detroit Tigers grant a very special wish to a young man who battled melanoma with love of baseball.
  • Video - Tigers Up 10-0 After Kinsler's Homer 00:09

    Tigers Up 10-0 After Kinsler's Homer

    Sep 19
    Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hits a home run that just stays fair to left versus the Royals.

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