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Dominant Verlander pitches Tigers to ALCS

Dominant Verlander pitches Tigers to ALCS

ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com Updated Oct 10, 2013
Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 on Thursday night and back into the AL Championship Series.
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  • Postseason schedule: Start times, TV listings

    Postseason schedule: Start times, TV listings

    CNNSI.com Oct 10, 2013
    Baseball's final four features a quartet tradition-rich franchises: the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers in the American League. Combined, the four teams have won 58 pennants an…
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  • Blanco declines Minors assignment from Mariners

    Blanco declines Minors assignment from Mariners

    MLB.com Oct 10, 2013
    Veteran catcher Henry Blanco has elected for free agency after declining to be outrighted to the Minor Leagues by the Mariners, the club announced Thursday.
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  • This Umpire's Strike-Three Call Is "Whoomp There It Is!"

    This Umpire's Strike-Three Call Is "Whoomp There It Is!"

    deadspin.com Oct 10, 2013
    Via former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder, who told Busted Coverage that Bobby Crosby, his former A's teammate, sent it to him. Crosby's brother, a scout in Northern California, took the video. There it is.Read more...
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  • Seeking hot hitter, Melvin starts Callaspo

    Seeking hot hitter, Melvin starts Callaspo

    MLB.com Oct 10, 2013
    Hoping for an improved offensive showing against Tigers righty Justin Verlander, A's manager Bob Melvin elected to give Alberto Callaspo the start at second base over Eric Sogard on Thursday for Game 5 of the ALDS.
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  • Melvin reluctant to use Colon out of bullpen

    Melvin reluctant to use Colon out of bullpen

    MLB.com Oct 10, 2013
    Less than three hours before his club was set to take the field against the Tigers for Game 5 of the American League Division Series, A's manager Bob Melvin remained reluctant to use righty Bartolo Colon out of the bullpen.
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  • Lineup breakdown: Tigers-A's, Game 5

    Lineup breakdown: Tigers-A's, Game 5

    MLB.com Oct 10, 2013
    Here is a look at Thursday's starting lineups for Game 5 of the American League Division Series between the Tigers and the Athletics.
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  • Why Did MLB Pull This Pro-Oakland Promo?

    Why Did MLB Pull This Pro-Oakland Promo?

    deadspin.com Oct 10, 2013
    You're watching "This Is Oakland," narrated by legendary PA announcer Roy Steele—"the Voice of God." It was released last week to get A's fans hyped for the playoffs, and just as quickly deleted. It was not aired in-stadium as planne…
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  • Tigers are still alive in the playoffs because of Jim Leyland’s…

    Tigers are still alive in the playoffs because of Jim Leyland’s maneuvering

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2013
    There are certainly people out there who will tell you that Jim Leyland mismanages the Detroit Tigers. And, sometimes, those people might have a point.Leyland ain't Joe Maddon, that's for sure. Before Tuesday's game with the Oakland Athletics — which th…
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  • Cool Chart: A's Skipper Bob Melvin Is The King Of Platoons

    Cool Chart: A's Skipper Bob Melvin Is The King Of Platoons

    deadspin.com Oct 10, 2013
    Over at Sports on Earth, Jack Moore created this great graphic to demonstrate just how crazy A's manager Bob Melvin is about platoons. The green rectangles represent consecutive games in which the same hitter held the same spot in the batting order, wit…
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  • Starting Gray is right call for A's but winning won't be easy

    Starting Gray is right call for A's but winning won't be easy

    CNNSI.com Oct 10, 2013
    The A's are right to start Sonny Gray in ALDS Game 5. Whether it will pay off is much less clear.
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  • Video - Verlander's Gem Puts Tigers In ALCS 04:04

    Verlander's Gem Puts Tigers In ALCS

    Oct 10
    BBTN Spotlight: Justin Verlander was dominant in eight innings of work and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run to help the Tigers win 3-0 and eliminate the Athletics.
  • Video - Verlander's Gem Sends Tigers To ALCS 02:51

    Verlander's Gem Sends Tigers To ALCS

    Oct 10
    Justin Verlander was dominant in eight innings of work and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run to help the Tigers win 3-0 and eliminate the Athletics.

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