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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.Share Tweet
Yunel's yardwork keeps Rays streakingYunel 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.Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jul 8, 2013The 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...Share Tweet
Benoit teaming with Giants' Pence on Final VoteTo 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 …Share Tweet
Injured All-Star Crain starting to feel betterWhite 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.Share Tweet
Phegley becoming a hometown hero in Terre HauteJosh 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.Share Tweet
Chen into Royals' rotation, Mendoza to penESPN.com Jul 8, 2013The Kansas City Royals are making a switch in their rotation, moving Bruce Chen into a starting role and shifting Luis Mendoza to the bullpen.Share Tweet
Hog dog jersey! Jose Valverde a real wiener in Toledo Mud Hens uniformyahoo.com Jul 8, 2013Many 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…Share Tweet
Rays Pick Up 50th Win Of SeasonJul 8The Rays beat the Twins 7-4 for their fifth straight win.
Home Run Derby Participants AnnouncedJul 8David Wright and Robinson Cano announced their selections, including Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Davis, for the 2013 Home Run Derby.
Royals Shut Down YankeesJul 8Phil Hughes lasted only four innings as the Royals defeated the Yankees 5-1.
Tigers Double Up Indians In 10Jul 8Victor Martinez's double in the top of the 10th inning lifted the Tigers past the Indians 4-2.