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The Grand Slam: Tigers take charge in 10-1 win over Royals

The Grand Slam: Tigers take charge in 10-1 win over Royals

yahoo.com Updated 9 hours ago
The biggest series in nearly 30 years at Kauffman Stadium got off to a very disappointing start for the home-standing Royals. Before the 37.945 fans had a chance to settle in, Detroit struck for three first-inning runs, including an RBI double from Migu…
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  • Postseason Picture for Saturday, Sept. 20

    Postseason Picture for Saturday, Sept. 20

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    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

    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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  • Konerko back in action for final 10 games

    Konerko back in action for final 10 games

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Paul Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 with a fractured left hand, but No. 14 was penciled into the White Sox lineup, batting sixth and playing first base, for Friday's night's series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
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  • Plouffe Lifts Twins Past Indians in 10th

    Plouffe Lifts Twins Past Indians in 10th

    nytimes.com MLB.com 12 hours ago
    Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4, comeback victory over Cleveland on Friday night, further damaging the Indians' already slim playoff hopes.
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  • Rays' playoff hopes squashed by White Sox

    Rays' playoff hopes squashed by White Sox

    Jose Quintana pitched into the eighth inning and Avisail Garcia had a two-run double to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday night, eliminating the Rays from playoff contention.
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  • Francona sets AL record with pitching change

    Francona sets AL record with pitching change

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    The phone inside the Indians' bullpen has rung more than any other in the history of the American League. When Indians manager Terry Francona exited the visitors' dugout at Target Field and strolled to the pitcher's mound in the seventh inning on Friday…
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  • Twins shut down closer Perkins (forearm)

    Twins shut down closer Perkins (forearm)

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm.
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  • Avila remains out for Tigers; Sanchez better

    Avila remains out for Tigers; Sanchez better

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    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 recall lefty Collins for pennant race

    Royals recall lefty Collins for pennant race

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Left-handed reliever Tim Collins was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday, rejoining the Royals after an absence of more than 2 1/2 months.
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  • With lucky 13th, Indians keep Wild Card hopes alive

    With lucky 13th, Indians keep Wild Card hopes alive

    MLB.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Danny Salazar pitched well, but the Indians couldn't get to Scott Feldman. They did, however, get to the Houston bullpen in the 13th inning and escaped with a 2-1 win at Minute Maid Park, keeping alive their hopes of an American League Wild Card berth.
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  • Aviles Sac Fly Lifts Indians Over Astros in 13

    Aviles Sac Fly Lifts Indians Over Astros in 13

    nytimes.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Mike Aviles's sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
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  • 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.
  • 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 - Twins Walk Off With Win 00:28

    Twins Walk Off With Win

    Sep 19
    Trevor Plouffe's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th lifted the Twins past the Indians 5-4.
  • Video - Tigers Rough Up Royals 01:08

    Tigers Rough Up Royals

    Sep 19
    Ian Kinsler drove in three runs and Justin Verlander surrendered just one run over 7 1/3 innings as the Tigers defeated the Royals 10-1.

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