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Tigers come alive in fifth to back sharp Fister

Tigers come alive in fifth to back sharp Fister

MLB.com Updated May 14, 2013
Doug Fister gave up a pair of early runs before retiring 12 straight at one point, and the Tigers' offense came alive after a slow start to down the Astros, 6-2, on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
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  • Pettibone cruises in strong start; homers pace Phils

    Pettibone cruises in strong start; homers pace Phils

    MLB.com May 14, 2013
    Kevin Frandsen and Domonic Brown both went deep, and Jonathan Pettibone gave up four hits and two runs in 6 2/3 frames in a 6-2 win over the Indians on Tuesday. John Mayberry Jr. went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
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  • Our favorite Swisher-isms from Nick Swisher’s Yahoo! Music inte…

    Our favorite Swisher-isms from Nick Swisher’s Yahoo! Music interview

    yahoo.com May 14, 2013
    If you told me that Nick Swisher had an IV of Rockstar Energy Drink that he sleeps with at night pumping energy into his veins, I'd believe it. Swisher, the new Cleveland Indians first baseman/outfielder, met up with Ben Lyons of Yahoo! Music recently a…
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  • Altuve placed on bereavement list; Elmore recalled

    Altuve placed on bereavement list; Elmore recalled

    MLB.com May 14, 2013
    Jose Altuve had already been questionable for Tuesday's game against the Tigers with a partially dislocated right jaw suffered Monday.
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  • Norris day to day, status for next start uncertain

    Norris day to day, status for next start uncertain

    MLB.com May 14, 2013
    Astros starter Bud Norris remained sore on Tuesday after tweaking his back throwing warmup pitches prior to the sixth inning and exiting Monday night's game against the Tigers.
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  • Bourn returns to Philly; wonders what might have been

    Bourn returns to Philly; wonders what might have been

    MLB.com May 14, 2013
    The Phillies drafted Michael Bourn in the fourth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft, and the club inquired about signing him this offseason, but Bourn signed with the Indians for $48 million over four years.
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  • Minnesota Twins rookie Aaron Hicks steals Adam Dunn homer, goes…

    Minnesota Twins rookie Aaron Hicks steals Adam Dunn homer, goes deep twice himself

    yahoo.com May 14, 2013
    The Minnesota Twins promoted 23-year-old Aaron Hicks to the majors this season because they thought he was ready to perform just like he did Monday night. Hicks not only leaped high to rob slugger Adam Dunn of what would have been a tying two-run home r…
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  • Butler serves up five RBIs in rout of Angels

    Butler serves up five RBIs in rout of Angels

    MLB.com May 14, 2013
    Billy Butler, emerging from a nine-game period in which he'd batted just .114, belted five hits and had five RBIs on Monday night to lead the Royals over the Los Angeles Angels, 11-4, at Angel Stadium.
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  • Scott Kazmir's Tightrope Walk

    Scott Kazmir's Tightrope Walk

    grantland.com May 14, 2013
    Before the season, I drafted in my head (but never published) a column on how the Cleveland Indians could win the AL Central this season. They've got ...
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  • Video - Web Gems 01:01

    Web Gems

    May 14
    Does Ryan Braun's diving catch top Aaron Hicks' reigning Web Gem?
  • Video - White Sox Double Up Twins 00:39

    White Sox Double Up Twins

    May 14
    Adam Dunn homered in Chicago's 4-2 win over Minnesota.
  • Video - Angels' Big Bats Get Going In Win Over Royals 00:32

    Angels' Big Bats Get Going In Win Over Royals

    May 14
    Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout all homered in the Angels' 6-2 win over the Royals.
  • Video - Cabrera Homers In Tigers' Win 00:31

    Cabrera Homers In Tigers' Win

    May 14
    The Tigers score six unanswered runs en route to a 6-2 win over the Astros.

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