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  • Tigers' success starts at top

    Like Rudolf Nureyev, the Tigers have turned on a dime. They appeared to be downsizing less than two years ago when they traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson in moves that seemed to show owner Mike Ilitch's concern over a bloated payroll. But that...
  • Orioles catcher Matt Wieters selected to his first career All-Star Game

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters selected to his first career All-Star Game
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter and acting bench coach John Russell wanted to deliver the news to Matt Wieters, but there was the small matter of finding the young catcher on a day the players didn't have to report until much later. Their search took all...
  • Matt Wieters can thank Russell Martin for All-Star Game action

    Matt Wieters can thank Russell Martin for All-Star Game action
    Matt Wieters entered Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in the sixth inning, getting a couple of innings to soak in first All-Star experience. But if it wasn't for Russell Martin, who reportedly did something selfless for his Orioles catching counterpart,...
  • Orioles' Guerrero out of Thursday's lineup with hand injury

    Orioles' Guerrero out of Thursday's lineup with hand injury
    Designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero didn't hit cleanup for the Orioles on Thursday night, but it had nothing to do with his waning production in the first half. Guerrero came into the clubhouse Thursday afternoon still feeling discomfort in his right...
  • Matusz shuts down dangerous Tigers lineup

    Matusz shuts down dangerous Tigers lineup
    Lefty Brian Matusz’s strong spring continued Thursday with an impressive performance against a Detroit Tigers lineup that included all its big guns. Matusz threw four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while hitting a batter. Matusz struck...
  • Tigers 16, Royals 4

    The Sports Xchange By David Smale, The Sports Xchange Tigers 16, Royals 4 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Detroit Tigers battered four Kansas City pitchers and took the first game of an important four-game series with a 16-4 victory over the Royals in front of...
  • Detroit Tigers - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers were missing the two biggest pieces of their offense in their lineup on Wednesday afternoon. Don't get used to it. Miguel Cabrera did not start for the first time this season...
  • Max Scherzer has pitching efficiently figured out against Dodgers

    It isn't the crackling, late-moving fastball that will earn Max Scherzer gobs of money this winter. It's his brain. The same instrument that used to get in his way now keeps him on the top shelf with baseball's best pitchers. Wednesday's knockout 4-1 win...
  • Verlander recovers as Tigers knock off Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange By Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange Verlander recovers as Tigers knock off Dodgers DETROIT -- Justin Verlander keeps on winning in interleague play, even on nights when he seems vulnerable to an early knockout. The Detroit Tigers...
  • Tigers face outfield dilemma

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- Manager Brad Ausmus' daily outfield dilemma could get even more complicated at the end of the month. Barring a setback, Andy Dirks will be ready to return to action after...
  • J.D. Martinez is shedding 'Other Martinez' tag

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- It's hard to say J.D. Martinez isn't the real deal when he keeps looking like he is. For more than a month, "The Other Martinez" on the Detroit Tigers has been hitting home...
  • Game roundup: Belt's blast lifts Giants in 10th

    The Sports Xchange Game roundup: Belt's blast lifts Giants in 10th SAN DIEGO -- Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer off San Diego reliever Dale Thayer in the 10th inning Saturday night to give the San Francisco Giants a 5-3 victory over the Padres at Petco...