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Verlander moves to 3rd in Tigers K's in win

Verlander moves to 3rd in Tigers K's in win

ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Updated 6 hours ago
Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list, and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night.
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  • Guthrie fine with payback after hit by pitches

    Guthrie fine with payback after hit by pitches

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    There was a bit of baseball gamesmanship that, in the opinion of Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, was handled quite properly. And he was the guy who set it off by hitting two batters early in Monday night's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.
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  • Sale stays sharp after break in win over Royals

    Sale stays sharp after break in win over Royals

    Chris Sale fired seven strong innings with eight strikeouts, while Adam Dunn delivered a decisive two-run single in the first to help the White Sox earn a 3-1 win over the Royals on Monday night.
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  • Willingham delivers big blast in Twins' win vs. Tribe

    Willingham delivers big blast in Twins' win vs. Tribe

    MLB.com nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Reliever Casey Fien couldn't hold a one-run lead in the eighth, but Josh Willingham connected on a go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the inning to lift the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Indians on Monday night at Target Field.
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  • Former D-back Scherzer returns to Chase Field

    Former D-back Scherzer returns to Chase Field

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Despite being traded in the three-team deal that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, Max Scherzer doesn't hold any grudges toward the D-backs. Since he was dealt to the Tigers, he has blossomed from a prospect into a bona fide Major League ace.
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  • Indians' Cabrera (back spasms) exits game

    Indians' Cabrera (back spasms) exits game

    ESPN.com MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left the game against the Minnesota Twins on Monday due to lower back spasms.
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  • Vargas eyes return to KC's rotation vs. Tribe

    Vargas eyes return to KC's rotation vs. Tribe

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    Royals lefty Jason Vargas, who is out after having an appendectomy, will miss at least two turns of the rotation. But, if all goes well, he might return as soon as next Sunday against the Indians.
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  • Masterson to make another rehab start

    Masterson to make another rehab start

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Justin Masterson is going to make one more start at Triple-A Columbus before returning to the Indians.
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  • Royals' Hosmer scratched with bruised hand

    Royals' Hosmer scratched with bruised hand

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    Eric Hosmer has been scratched from the Kansas City Royals' lineup against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised right hand.
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  • Baines: La Russa made me a smarter player

    Baines: La Russa made me a smarter player

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    White Sox assistant hitting coach Harold Baines, who finished his 22-year big-league career with 2,866 hits, 384 homers and 1,626 RBIs, credited Hall of Fame inductee Tony La Russa for making him a better player.
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  • Butler hoping to extend stay with Kansas City

    Butler hoping to extend stay with Kansas City

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Billy Butler has had a struggle this season and no one, including him, is sure when or if he'll come out of it. One thing Butler does know is that he'd like to remain with the Royals -- even if it means renegotiating his contract.
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  • Chamberlain's Arm and Beard Fitting in With Tigers

    Chamberlain's Arm and Beard Fitting in With Tigers

    nytimes.com 18 hours ago
    The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain.
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  • Tigers fan wins tug-of-war with Indians fan for Torii Hunter ho…

    Tigers fan wins tug-of-war with Indians fan for Torii Hunter home run

    yahoo.com 21 hours ago
    Torii Hunter hit an otherwise unremarkable home run Sunday, one that extended a lead for the Detroit Tigers in a 5-1 victory against the Cleveland Indians. It was the struggle for the souvenir that was most notable about Hunter's two-run blast in the bo…
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  • Video - Red Sox Sweep Royals 00:33

    Red Sox Sweep Royals

    Jul 20
    Jon Lester pitched eight scoreless innings and David Ross hit his sixth home run of the season in the Red Sox's 6-0 win over the Royals.
  • Video - Hunter, Tigers Avoid Four-Game Sweep 00:32

    Hunter, Tigers Avoid Four-Game Sweep

    Jul 20
    Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer to power the Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Indians.
  • Video - Price, Rays Shut Down Twins 00:36

    Price, Rays Shut Down Twins

    Jul 19
    David Price struck out nine batters over eight scoreless innings to lead the Rays past the Twins 5-1.
  • Video - Napoli Homers Red Sox Past Royals 00:39

    Napoli Homers Red Sox Past Royals

    Jul 19
    Mike Napoli's sixth-inning solo home run was the difference for the Red Sox, who beat the Royals 2-1.

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