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Tigers break out the bats in support of Verlander

Tigers break out the bats in support of Verlander

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated 6 hours ago
Miguel Cabrera homered during a five-run third inning and had three RBIs, Alex Avila had a three-hit night and the Tigers collected seven doubles to back Justin Verlander's seven strong innings as the Tigers evened their series against the White Sox wit…
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  • Shields continues road success in Cleveland

    Shields continues road success in Cleveland

    MLB.com nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    Since joining the Royals, James Shields has become quite the happy traveling troubadour with a dozen victories away from Kansas City. His latest win came over the Indians, 8-2, with Mike Moustakas pounding a three-run homer on a chilly Tuesday night at …
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  • Price, DeJesus Key Rays' 7-3 Win Over Twins

    Price, DeJesus Key Rays' 7-3 Win Over Twins

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    David Price allowed six hits in his first complete game of the season, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night.
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  • Jackson gets first day off of regular season

    Jackson gets first day off of regular season

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    After 16 games and 144 1/3 innings, Austin Jackson had a game off. It's not exactly a Prince Fielder-like streak, but it's part of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus' plan to rest his center fielder some early so that he can play him every day late.
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  • Eaton wearing brace, return uncertain

    Eaton wearing brace, return uncertain

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    On Tuesday, White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton ran stairs, did some lunges and even ran some incline, during which everything went well. He declared himself at 95 percent, but still missed a third straight game because of the injury.
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  • Chris Sale goes on DL with sore arm but MRI shows no ligament d…

    Chris Sale goes on DL with sore arm but MRI shows no ligament damage

    Because he's skinny and has an unorthodox-looking delivery, left-hander Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox frequently is said to be walking a fine line between dominance and needing a new elbow ligament. So when Sale came up sore after his most recent …
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  • Danks pitches White Sox past Tigers in opener

    Danks pitches White Sox past Tigers in opener

    MLB.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    John Danks allowed one run over over 6 1/3 innings in a duel with Detroit's Anibal Sanchez, and the White Sox tallied three runs in a review-filled seventh inning to secure a 3-1 victory over the Tigers on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Come…
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  • Indians Slip Past Royals 4-3

    Indians Slip Past Royals 4-3

    nytimes.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley hit two-run homers, powering the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Monday night when a fearless squirrel ran around Progressive Field and provided some extra entertainment.
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  • Brantley, Kipnis homers power Tribe past KC

    Brantley, Kipnis homers power Tribe past KC

    MLB.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    Michael Brantley belted a two-run shot in the fourth inning and Jason Kipnis followed suit in the sixth to put the Indians in front to stay in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Monday night.
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  • Tigers call up power-hitting J.D. Martinez

    Tigers call up power-hitting J.D. Martinez

    MLB.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    The Tigers have called up hot-hitting Minor Leaguer J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo, placed right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen on the 15-day disabled list and transferred outfielder Andy Dirks from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.
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  • Jason Giambi Back in Indians Lineup

    Jason Giambi Back in Indians Lineup

    nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    Jason Giambi pulled the red-and-blue block "C'' cap off the hook in his locker, slipped it on and worked the bill, bending it to his exacting standards.
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  • FSU Fan's "Royals" Cover Was Such A Bad Idea

    FSU Fan's "Royals" Cover Was Such A Bad Idea

    deadspin.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    Every sports-themed cover of "Royals" is a no-good, stupid idea, but this one really takes the cake. What makes it so much worse than all the others? I'm gonna go ahead and say all of it.Read more...
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  • McCartney to play at Target Field

    McCartney to play at Target Field

    MLB.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    Rock legend Paul McCartney's global "Out There" tour will feature a performance at Target Field on August 2, the Twins announced on Monday.
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  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Tuesday 05:28

    MLB Daily Download: Tuesday

    Apr 22
    Antonietta Collins recaps Monday night's action from around the league including, a couple of walk-offs, a superb outing from Cliff Lee, and a first for Bryce Harper and Mike Trout.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire 03:01

    SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire

    Apr 22
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield go around the league with a game of rapid fire.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:02

    Web Gems

    Apr 22
    Does Yangervis Solarte's barehanded scoop and throw to first base top Alcides Escobar's long run and sliding catch?
  • Video - Rays Cruise Past Twins 00:43

    Rays Cruise Past Twins

    Apr 22
    The Rays tagged Kyle Gibson for seven earned runs over three innings en route to defeating the Twins 7-3.

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