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The Grand Slam: Tigers rally in ninth on J.D. Martinez's three-…

The Grand Slam: Tigers rally in ninth on J.D. Martinez's three-run homer

yahoo.com ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
Tuesday night was setting up to be a sleepless night for many members of the Detroit Tigers lineup. Through eight innings, the team had gone 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 baserunners overall. To make matters more frustrating,…
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  • Viciedo, Flowers power White Sox to extra-inning win

    Viciedo, Flowers power White Sox to extra-inning win

    MLB.com 2 hours ago
    Dayan Viciedo's opposite-field home run leading off the 10th against Lester Oliveros sparked a three-run rally and pushed the White Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.
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  • Perez Drives in Go-Ahead Run as KC Tops Texas 2-1

    Perez Drives in Go-Ahead Run as KC Tops Texas 2-1

    nytimes.com MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
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  • Roundup: Phillies Follow No-Hitter With Three-Hit Shutout of Br…

    Roundup: Phillies Follow No-Hitter With Three-Hit Shutout of Braves

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    Kyle Kendrick went seven innings before relievers Ken Giles and Antonio Bastardo closed out Philadelphia’s win over Atlanta.
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  • Avila struck in mask by foul ball, exits game

    Avila struck in mask by foul ball, exits game

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Tigers catcher Alex Avila left Tuesday night's game against the Indians in the sixth inning after he was struck squarely on the mask by a foul ball.
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  • Hicks back with Twins with confidence, determination

    Hicks back with Twins with confidence, determination

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    It was a rocky first couple months for Aaron Hicks. Hicks struggled in the Majors for a second straight season, but he was one of four position players officially promoted from Rochester as a September callup on Tuesday.
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  • Justin Verlander staying mum on alleged celebrity photo theft s…

    Justin Verlander staying mum on alleged celebrity photo theft scandal

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and girlfriend Kate Upton were among several celebrities whose private — and in some cases very personal — photos were allegedly stolen by hackers who tapped into their phones and published them on the internet. T…
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  • Gore ready to run for Royals

    Gore ready to run for Royals

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    The little guy seems somehow out of place in a Major League clubhouse. Yet Terrance Gore is 23 and, after a swift ascension in the Kansas City organization, he's part of the Royals' roster in the September chase for the playoffs.
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  • Verlander's shoulder 'kind of fatigued,' but focus sharp

    Verlander's shoulder 'kind of fatigued,' but focus sharp

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander remains one of the game's most feared pitchers, even though he has struggled this season. The former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner admits his throwing shoulder has been "kind of fatigued," b…
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  • Kluber, Callaway address ace's mechanical flaws

    Kluber, Callaway address ace's mechanical flaws

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Corey Kluber had been so good through the heart of the summer that a slight drop in production late in August seemed glaring. When the Indians' staff leader could not get through three innings Monday night, red flags officially went up. Indians pitching…
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  • Tribe gives bench boost with Raburn's return

    Tribe gives bench boost with Raburn's return

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    The Indians regained a member of their bench on Tuesday, when the club activated utility man Ryan Raburn from the 15-day disabled list.
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  • Prospect Rodon not among White Sox callups

    Prospect Rodon not among White Sox callups

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    The White Sox called up seven players prior to Tuesday night's game at Target Field, but neither Carlos Rodon nor Jared Mitchell were on that list.
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  • Loyal to the Royals, Hoping for a Renaissance

    Loyal to the Royals, Hoping for a Renaissance

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    The Kansas City Royals entered September clinging to first place in the A.L. Central and aiming for their first playoff spot since they won it all in 1985. Will their patience finally be rewarded?
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  • Royals hang on vs. Texas, hold onto slim division lead

    Royals hang on vs. Texas, hold onto slim division lead

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    After a three-game dry spell and one very wet suspended game, the Royals got back in the win column. Salvador Perez knocked in three runs with a home run and a double as Kansas City worked on a 4-3 Labor Day victory over the Texas Rangers on a 75-degree…
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  • Cabrera, Price lead Tigers in rout of Indians

    Cabrera, Price lead Tigers in rout of Indians

    ESPN.com Sep 2 (yesterday)
    David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit's three homers off Cleveland's Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win on Monday to slow the Indians' climb in the standings.
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  • Video - Tigers Double Up Indians 00:49

    Tigers Double Up Indians

    Sep 2
    J.D. Martinez's home run in the top of the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Tuesday 04:24

    MLB Daily Download: Tuesday

    Sep 2
    Antonietta Collins recaps Monday's action from around the league, including Miguel Cabrera doing something he hasn't done in 27 games, Adam Dunn making a good first impression with the A's and Matt Holliday continuing his hot streak.
  • Video - Tigers Double Up Indians 02:35

    Tigers Double Up Indians

    Sep 2
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: J.D. Martinez's home run in the top of the ninth lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.
  • Video - Tigers Trounce Indians 00:54

    Tigers Trounce Indians

    Sep 1
    Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and David Price struck out eight batters to lead the Tigers past the Indians 12-1.

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