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Rain postpones series opener against Royals

Rain postpones series opener against Royals

MLB.com Updated Apr 23, 2013
Tuesday's series opener between the Tigers and Royals was postponed due to rain. No makeup date was announced.
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  • Parolee with White Sox tattoo accused of shooting in Wrigleyvil…

    Parolee with White Sox tattoo accused of shooting in Wrigleyville robbery attempt

    yahoo.com Apr 23, 2013
    Chicago, Ill., hello! North Side, South Side. Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox. Sometimes, they meet. And it ain't pretty when they do. That allegedly was the case over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune and others have reported, when: A parolee shot anoth…
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  • Valverde returns to closer role with Detroit

    Valverde returns to closer role with Detroit

    MLB.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 23, 2013
    Six months after the Tigers bid farewell to Jose Valverde, they welcomed him back Tuesday, signing him to a one-year Major League contract. If they take a lead into the ninth inning Wednesday night, he'll try to close out a win.
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  • Marson likely to be activated off DL on Wednesday

    Marson likely to be activated off DL on Wednesday

    MLB.com Apr 23, 2013
    Backup catcher Lou Marson was back with the Indians on Tuesday, feeling better and itching to get back on the field.
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  • Arcia's 1st career HR backs Correia, Twins

    Arcia's 1st career HR backs Correia, Twins

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 23, 2013
    Oswaldo Arcia hit his first career home run and Kevin Correia gave up two runs in seven innings, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
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  • Tigers put Dotel on disabled list, recall Rondon

    Tigers put Dotel on disabled list, recall Rondon

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 23, 2013
    Bruce Rondon is in the major leagues. Now the hard-throwing right-hander will try to earn a consistent role in the Detroit bullpen.
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  • Rain washes out Indians-White Sox tilt

    Rain washes out Indians-White Sox tilt

    MLB.com Apr 23, 2013
    A few hours before the scheduled first pitch, Tuesday's game between the White Sox and Indians was postponed due to persistent rain in Chicago. A makeup date has yet to be announced and the teams will play just one game on Wednesday before the Tribe hit…
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  • Prospect Phegley offers value on both sides of the ball

    Prospect Phegley offers value on both sides of the ball

    MLB.com Apr 23, 2013
    There is certainly reason for optimism regarding White Sox catching prospect Josh Phegley.
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  • Fernandez, Correia match up in twin bill opener

    Fernandez, Correia match up in twin bill opener

    MLB.com Apr 23, 2013
    Wintry weather forced the postponement of Monday night's two-game Interleague series opener between the Twins and Marlins, so they will play a split doubleheader on Tuesday. Miami's Jose Fernandez will oppose Minnesota's Kevin Correia in the opener.
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  • Asdrubal rallies Tribe, Masterson past White Sox

    Asdrubal rallies Tribe, Masterson past White Sox

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 23, 2013
    Asdrbual Cabrera's two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning rallied the Indians to a 3-2 victory in the series opener at U.S. Cellular Field. Right-hander Justin Masterson moved to 4-1 and earned his second victory over the White Sox with seven stro…
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  • Video - Twins Edge Marlins To Take Game 1 00:32

    Twins Edge Marlins To Take Game 1

    Apr 23
    Oswaldo Arcia hit his first career home run to lead Minnesota past Miami 4-3 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Veteran Receives Rookie Card 03:12

    Mint Condition: Veteran Receives Rookie Card

    Apr 23
    Purple Heart recipient Daniel "Doc" Jacobs joins Michele Steele to discuss his Upper Deck trading card and his tryout with the Dodgers.
  • Video - Dunn's Struggles Continue 01:23

    Dunn's Struggles Continue

    Apr 23
    Aaron Boone and Alex Cora discuss what's wrong with Adam Dunn and what he can provide to the White Sox's lineup when he gets back on track.

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