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Max Scherzer earns 20th victory as Tigers lower magic number to…

Max Scherzer earns 20th victory as Tigers lower magic number to three

yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Sep 20, 2013
Though the value of pitcher victories have been greatly reduced as advanced stats have become more prominent, reaching 20 wins in a season is still a very significant and special achievement for a starting pitcher. For Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Sc…
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  • Tribe passes Texas for WC spot with win vs. Houston

    Tribe passes Texas for WC spot with win vs. Houston

    MLB.com Sep 20, 2013
    The Indians picked up a 2-1 rain-shortened win against the Astros on Friday night thanks to some some poor defense by Houston and the storm that soon followed at Progressive Field. The victory was the seventh in the past nine games for Cleveland.
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  • Indians edge Astros in rain-shortened game

    Indians edge Astros in rain-shortened game

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    Zach McAllister lasted five innings and the Cleveland Indians got two gift runs from Houston in a 2-1, rain-shortened victory over the Astros on Friday night to remain near the top of the AL wild-card standings.
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  • Answer Man: Terry Francona talks Indians, Red Sox, Expos, Micha…

    Answer Man: Terry Francona talks Indians, Red Sox, Expos, Michael Jordan, going bald, Dustin Pedroia, Belichick hoodies and Bill

    yahoo.com Sep 20, 2013
    Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona literally grew up in Major League Baseball; his father, Tito Francona, hit 125 home runs over nearly 5,800 plate appearances from 1956-1970, and he brought his kid into every clubhouse along the way. Though he wa…
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  • The Juice: Wild Card hopefuls Nationals and Indians win to ente…

    The Juice: Wild Card hopefuls Nationals and Indians win to enter weekend against MLB’s worst teams

    yahoo.com Sep 20, 2013
    Less than two weeks to go in season No. 6 of the Juice! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox confirmed their postseason reservations Thursday, celeb…
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  • Video - Indians Win Rain-Shortened Game 00:28

    Indians Win Rain-Shortened Game

    Sep 20
    The Indians beat the Astros 2-1 in seven innings.
  • Video - A's Blank Twins 00:32

    A's Blank Twins

    Sep 20
    Bartolo Colon struck out eight in the A's 11-0 win over the Twins.
  • Video - Royals Sneak Past Rangers 01:55

    Royals Sneak Past Rangers

    Sep 20
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: A bases-loaded walk lifted the Royals past the Rangers 2-1.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:01

    Web Gems

    Sep 20
    Does Stephen Drew's stop, roll and throw to first top Jose Iglesias' reigning Web Gem?

Sports Columnists

  • Welcome the Spotlight

    Sep 20
    Chris Clark will go from observer to integral very quickly. (Bob Leverone/AP) You’re Chris Clark. You’re 27 years old, and you may have trouble sleeping Sunday night. You’re starting your first game at left tackle this weekend. Your only significant reg…
  • Da Funny Man, Da Bears

    Sep 20
    Jeff Garlin is one of the stars of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the upcoming ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs.’ (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) 1. I think if you’re not from Chicago—I am—you might not understand the Bears are more popular than the Bulls, Blackhawks, So…
  • Don Banks: Eagles give Reid his big night in Philly as Chiefs remain undef…

    Sep 20
    That was really a nice touch by the Eagles. Making Andy Reid feel right at home like that.
  • Bill Simmons breaks down the Richardson trade and makes Week 3 picks

    Sep 20
    The Sports Guy applauds the Browns and Colts for acting like NBA teams and makes Week 3 picks.