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Tigers extend Central lead, beat Indians in 10

Tigers extend Central lead, beat Indians in 10

ESPN.com Updated Jul 8, 2013
Max Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
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  • Yunel's yardwork keeps Rays streaking

    Yunel's yardwork keeps Rays streaking

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    Yunel Escobar's seventh-inning solo home run broke a tie, and the Rays won their fifth straight game, a 7-4 decision over the Twins on Monday at Tropicana Field.
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  • Yankees Grounds Crew Can't Get Tarp On Infield Because Of All T…

    Yankees Grounds Crew Can't Get Tarp On Infield Because Of All The Rain

    deadspin.com Jul 8, 2013
    The Yankees and Kansas City Royals just got out of 59-minute rain delay and at least a portion of the infield may be a little soggier than usual. Read more...
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  • Benoit teaming with Giants' Pence on Final Vote

    Benoit teaming with Giants' Pence on Final Vote

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    To get Joaquin Benoit some voting help, the Tigers are turning to, of all clubs, the team that beat them in the World Series. On Monday the Tigers and Giants announced a Final Vote partnership, encouraging Detroit fans to vote for Benoit as well as San …
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  • Injured All-Star Crain starting to feel better

    Injured All-Star Crain starting to feel better

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    White Sox reliever Jesse Crain said Monday that his right shoulder strain was beginning to feel better and that he was ready to resume throwing activities.
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  • Phegley becoming a hometown hero in Terre Haute

    Phegley becoming a hometown hero in Terre Haute

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    Josh Phegley's rise to the Majors and ascension to the primary catching job with the White Sox has resonated all the way back to his hometown of Terre Haute, Ind.
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  • Chen into Royals' rotation, Mendoza to pen

    Chen into Royals' rotation, Mendoza to pen

    ESPN.com Jul 8, 2013
    The Kansas City Royals are making a switch in their rotation, moving Bruce Chen into a starting role and shifting Luis Mendoza to the bullpen.
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  • Hog dog jersey! Jose Valverde a real wiener in Toledo Mud Hens …

    Hog dog jersey! Jose Valverde a real wiener in Toledo Mud Hens uniform

    yahoo.com Jul 8, 2013
    Many have said that Jose Valverde was a hot dog, with his colorful chin beard, edgy mound demeanor and exuberant postgame antics. Now that Valverde's in the minor leagues and trying to work his way back to the Detroit Tigers, he literally had to wear th…
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  • Video - Rays Pick Up 50th Win Of Season 00:32

    Rays Pick Up 50th Win Of Season

    Jul 8
    The Rays beat the Twins 7-4 for their fifth straight win.
  • Video - Home Run Derby Participants Announced 06:33

    Home Run Derby Participants Announced

    Jul 8
    David Wright and Robinson Cano announced their selections, including Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Davis, for the 2013 Home Run Derby.
  • Video - Royals Shut Down Yankees 00:32

    Royals Shut Down Yankees

    Jul 8
    Phil Hughes lasted only four innings as the Royals defeated the Yankees 5-1.
  • Video - Tigers Double Up Indians In 10 00:32

    Tigers Double Up Indians In 10

    Jul 8
    Victor Martinez's double in the top of the 10th inning lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.

Sports Columnists

  • Marreese Speights agrees to deal with Golden State Warriors, sources say

    Jul 8
    The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms on a new deal with Marreese Speights, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
  • Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, agree to one-year deal, sources say

    Jul 8
    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with free agent center Chris Kaman on a one-year deal, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.