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Iwakuma's return from DL marred by homers

Iwakuma's return from DL marred by homers

MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
Hisashi Iwakuma on Monday left his first Major League start since April 24 disappointed he could not keep the Tigers in the ballpark in a 12-5 loss for the Mariners, but he was pleased with his health after the five-run, 68-pitch outing.
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  • Tigers homer four times to rout Mariners

    Tigers homer four times to rout Mariners

    MLB.com 2 hours ago
    The Tigers pounded out 19 hits and four home runs to earn a 12-5 series-opening win at Safeco Field on Monday night. Nick Castellanos had four hits and four RBIs and Victor Martinez added another four hits for a Detroit offense that scored 10-plus runs …
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  • Castellanos Has 4 RBIs, Tigers Win 12-5

    Castellanos Has 4 RBIs, Tigers Win 12-5

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    Nick Castellanos hit a home run and drove in four runs to lead a 19-hit outburst from the Detroit Tigers in a 12-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.
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  • You know how many Royals were voted All-Stars starters by MLB p…

    You know how many Royals were voted All-Stars starters by MLB players? Zero

    yahoo.com 3 hours ago
    The process by which we determine who starts the MLB All-Star game is completely up to fans. If you've been paying attention the last two months, you know this quite well. It was hard to miss all the handwringing about how many Kansas City Royals player…
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  • Birthday bash: Tucker celebrates with 4 hits

    Birthday bash: Tucker celebrates with 4 hits

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Astros outfielder Preston Tucker celebrated his 25th birthday in style Monday night, setting a career high with four hits and finishing a triple shy of the cycle to pace a 16-hit attack in a 9-4 win over the Indians at Progressive Field.
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  • Rising Star: Dozier's walk-off HR clips Orioles

    Rising Star: Dozier's walk-off HR clips Orioles

    MLB.com nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    Brian Dozier was left off the All-Star Game roster on Monday, but he proved why he's a worthy candidate, crushing a two-run blast in the 10th inning to lift the Twins to a 4-2 walk-off win over the Orioles at Target Field.
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  • Sale named AL All-Star, goes the distance

    Sale named AL All-Star, goes the distance

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    A Major League record of nine straight games with double-digit strikeouts eluded All-Star left-hander Chris Sale during a 4-2 White Sox victory over the Blue Jays on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
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  • Astros All-Star Keuchel Stops Indians 9-4

    Astros All-Star Keuchel Stops Indians 9-4

    nytimes.com MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Dallas Keuchel, chosen for the American League All-Star team earlier Monday, allowed three runs in six innings in helping the Houston Astros defeat the Cleveland Indians 9-4.
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  • Sale Strikeout Streak Ends, Pitches White Sox Past Toronto

    Sale Strikeout Streak Ends, Pitches White Sox Past Toronto

    Wins haven't come as easily as strikeouts for Chris Sale this season. That's why the left-hander had no regrets about losing his bid to break a strikeout streak record in one of the Chicago White Sox's more rousing wins.
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  • Yost stacks AL roster with elite talent, versatility

    Yost stacks AL roster with elite talent, versatility

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Royals manager Ned Yost, who will be the American League's manager at next Tuesday's All-Star Game, said he had been sleeping really well until the last three or four days. And not so coincidentally, that's the time period when Yost started to make some…
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  • Moustakas on bereavement list; Frasor designated

    Moustakas on bereavement list; Frasor designated

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    The Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the bereavement/family medical emergency list on Monday and recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha to take his place on the active roster.
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  • Rays-Royals game rained out; fans evacuated

    Rays-Royals game rained out; fans evacuated

    MLB.com nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Monday night's game between the Royals and Rays at Kauffman Stadium scheduled for 7:10 CT was postponed due to rain.
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  • The Kauffman Stadium Dugout Flooded Pretty Badly

    The Kauffman Stadium Dugout Flooded Pretty Badly

    deadspin.com 9 hours ago
    The sky just dumped an ungodly amount of rain on Kansas City. The region was under a severe thunderstorm warning, and sporadic tornados have been reported. The Royals were supposed to begin their game against Tampa Bay in about 30 minutes, but it has be…
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  • Harrison placed on DL with left thumb injury

    Harrison placed on DL with left thumb injury

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    The Pirates lost a key piece of their lineup Monday, placing infielder Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb injury. Harrison sustained the injury while sliding into second base during the seventh inning of the Pirates' 5-2 win ove…
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  • J.D. Martinez nets AL Player of Week honors

    J.D. Martinez nets AL Player of Week honors

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez has been named the American League Player of the Week after leading the Majors in slugging and total bases last week.
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  • Predicting the AL All-Star reserves

    Predicting the AL All-Star reserves

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Royals manager Ned Yost, with the help of the player ballot, has plenty of spots to fill before Monday's announcement of the All-Star reserves. Here's one man's guess at how the rest of the AL roster will look.
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  • Video - Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win 00:37

    Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win

    Mar 6
    The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
  • Video - Royals Injury Update 02:12

    Royals Injury Update

    Mar 4
    ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell discusses Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's recovery from offseason wrist surgery and pitcher Luke Hochevar's recovery from Tommy John surgery.
  • Video - Price Excited For 2015 Season 02:56

    Price Excited For 2015 Season

    Mar 3
    Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
  • Video - Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title 02:46

    Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title

    Mar 3
    Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.

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