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Tigers Rout Cleveland 12-0, Pull Within 1 Game of Wild Card

Tigers Rout Cleveland 12-0, Pull Within 1 Game of Wild Card

nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 13 hours ago
The lineup Justin Verlander was facing barely resembled the Cleveland team that clinched the AL Central title the night before.
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  • Essay: A Father and Son’s Shared Passion: Hating the Cubs

    Essay: A Father and Son’s Shared Passion: Hating the Cubs

    nytimes.com 40 minutes ago
    What a Cubs World Series title would mean to a family of lifelong White Sox fans.
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  • Leitch: Playoff dossier: The Indians

    Leitch: Playoff dossier: The Indians

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    We are perilously, thrillingly close to the beginning of the MLB postseason. Over the few days, we'll be doing a Playoff Dossier of every team that has clinched a spot in the playoffs. Today, the Cleveland Indians.
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  • Rays Lose Fifth Straight, Falling to White Sox 13-6

    Rays Lose Fifth Straight, Falling to White Sox 13-6

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    The Tampa Bay Rays helped White Sox pitcher Chris Sale match his best record, and they moved a step closer to one of their worst records in years.
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  • Royals Top Twins 4-3 in 11 Innings on Burns' Sacrifice Fly

    Royals Top Twins 4-3 in 11 Innings on Burns' Sacrifice Fly

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    Billy Burns entered as a pinch runner in the ninth, but ended it two innings later with his bat.
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  • In need of boost, Tigers activate Castellanos

    In need of boost, Tigers activate Castellanos

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    The Tigers, with their season on the line, will turn back to Nick Castellanos to give them an offensive boost for the stretch run. The team activated the slugging third baseman from the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Indians foll…
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  • Big league life of Norris focus of short film

    Big league life of Norris focus of short film

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    Daniel Norris has embarked on the adventure of a Major League Baseball career, which currently finds him taking part in a late-September postseason race with the Tigers.
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  • Indians recount excitement of division clinch

    Indians recount excitement of division clinch

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    Adrenaline was taking over for Roberto Perez. With two strikes on Detroit's Cameron Maybin in the ninth inning on Monday night, the Indians catcher signaled for a fastball from closer Cody Allen, and waited anxiously for the pitch.
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  • Royals pitcher Gee out for season with blood clots

    Royals pitcher Gee out for season with blood clots

    ESPN.com MLB.com 16 hours ago
    Royals pitcher Gee out for season with blood clots
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  • Mike Napoli's a one man party machine as Indians celebrate clin…

    Mike Napoli's a one man party machine as Indians celebrate clincher

    yahoo.com Sep 27 (yesterday)
    Goggles were worn and fizzy beverages were sprayed on Monday night after the Cleveland Indians clinched their first AL Central division title since 2007. And as you’d expect from a team that hasn’t won their division in nine years, there was a lot of ce…
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  • Division title just the start for Indians

    Division title just the start for Indians

    MLB.com nytimes.com yahoo.com Sep 27 (yesterday)
    Jason Kipnis knows what it is like to reach the postseason. Three years ago, the Indians second baseman sprayed champagne on the final day of the regular season, when Cleveland clinched a spot in the American League Wild Card Game.
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  • Morneau's 3 RBIs back Shields against Rays

    Morneau's 3 RBIs back Shields against Rays

    MLB.com nytimes.com yahoo.com Sep 27 (yesterday)
    James Shields will not lose 20 games this season, and the White Sox (75-81) still have a chance to finish at .500 by virtue of their 7-1 victory over the Rays Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
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  • Santana, Upton share AL Player of the Week

    Santana, Upton share AL Player of the Week

    MLB.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    Cleveland Indians designated hitter Carlos Santana and Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton have earned American League co-Player of the Week honors. It is the first time each player has won the award this season.
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  • The Twins are about to hire a 33-year-old as their new presiden…

    The Twins are about to hire a 33-year-old as their new president

    yahoo.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    When the Minnesota Twins fired general manager and executive vice president Terry Ryan in July, after more than 30 years with the club, there was little doubt that their front office was going to get younger. As we’re learning now, it’s going to get muc…
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  • The Twins are about to hire a 33-year-old as their new presiden…

    The Twins are about to hire a 33-year-old as their new president

    yahoo.com MLB.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    When the Minnesota Twins fired general manager and executive vice president Terry Ryan in July, after more than 30 years with the club, there was little doubt that their front office was going to get younger. As we’re learning now, it’s going to get muc…
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  • Stats of the Day: Mets rock Phils for 17

    Stats of the Day: Mets rock Phils for 17

    MLB.com Sep 26 (2 days ago)
    The Mets defeated the Phillies, 17-0. The 17 runs in a shutout represented the most in franchise history (eclipsing the 14 runs New York used to defeat Chicago in 1965 and Cincinnati in '98), and the most for any team since the Cubs blanked the Indians …
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  • Tribe seeks division crown on MLB.TV

    Tribe seeks division crown on MLB.TV

    MLB.com Sep 26 (2 days ago)
    The Indians have a chance to clinch the American League East tonight when they open a four-game series on the road against the Tigers, who are in contention for an AL Wild Card spot.
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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.