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Royals on top alone

James Shields was acquired two offseasons ago to pitch in games like this for Kansas City. With the Royals trying to avoid a sweep in their biggest series in years, …


A.L. Central race stirs

David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit’s three homers off Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 …


A.L. wild card roundup: Cleveland joins Central race

It’s getting very crowded at the top of the A.L Central. The surging Cleveland Indians have turned the division into one of baseball’s best playoff races. Michael Brantley and Carlos …


Verlander owns Sox

It was just one pitch, but Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers can only hope it turns out to be a turning point in their season. Verlander turned in one …


M’s get jump on Tigers rookie

Seattle had its way with Detroit Tigers rookie left-hander Robbie Ray on Sunday, scoring four runs off him in the first five innings en route to an 8-1 Mariners victory.


Hernandez, Seattle lose 4-2 to Detroit

DETROIT – It was bound to happen at some point, but this isn’t how the Mariners wanted either streak to come to an end. Felix Hernandez had his major league …


Felix banged up in loss to Tigers

Felix Hernandez had his major league record streak of starts with seven innings pitched and two runs or fewer allowed come to an end at 16 in Seattle’s 4-2 loss …


Hernandez, Price in stellar matchup

DETROIT – Over the course of a 162-game season, the games and stars align to provide great pitching matchups. With teams setting up their rotations similarly, the chances that teams’ …


MLB notes: Justin Verlander might go on DL if he misses Twins start

The earliest that right-hander Justin Verlander will pitch is next weekend in Minnesota. It appears that if he can’t pitch there, the Tigers will have little choice but to put …


Mariners new leader for second wild card

James Paxton (3-0) was the star for Seattle, pitching six innings and allowing one run on five hits. Robinson Cano homered, and he and Logan Morrison each scored twice as …


MLB Notebook: Justin Verlander to avoid surgery

Justin Verlander’s sore right shoulder will likely force him to miss at least one start, the latest setback for the reeling Detroit Tigers. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus is thrilled, however, …


Mariners get Austin Jackson from Tigers in three-team trade

CLEVELAND – Unlike seasons past, the Seattle Mariners were in an unusual position at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. They were buyers.


MLB notes: Tigers add Joakim Soria, bolstering shaky bullpen

The Detroit Tigers had seen enough from their shaky bullpen to know something had to be done. So the A.L. Central leaders acquired right-hander Joakim Soria. “Obviously, I’m excited to …


MLB notes: Tigers end Royals’ 10-game winning streak

The Kansas City Royals finally lost, but slugger Billy Butler hopes their impressive push in the A.L. Central will go on. “This doesn’t end anything,” he said. “We’ve got 10-1 …


Kinsler a fit for Tigers

Ian Kinsler says joining the Detroit Tigers has been a bit of a relief so far. His team is in first place and he’s among the league leaders in hitting …


Tigers down Mariners 6-3

SEATTLE – Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera hit two-out homers off Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma, Detroit’s Justin Verlander made just one mistake on the mound in 7 2/3 strong innings, …


Tigers use long ball to dump M’s

Detroit’s Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera hit two-out homers off Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma and the Tigers beat the Mariners 6-3 on Friday night.


MLB Notes: Miguel Cabrera gets record contract

Miguel Cabrera’s bid to become one of the greatest hitters of all time apparently will take place in a Detroit Tigers uniform. CBS Sports first reported Thursday that the Tigers …


McCutchen, Cabrera honored with MVP awards

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera both coasted Thursday to Most Valuable Player awards. McCutchen won the National League honor by a surprisingly wide …


Leyland stepping down

Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland …


Big swing sends the Red Sox on to the World Series

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are going back to the World Series for the third time in 10 seasons. Shane Victorino’s seventh-inning grand slam propelled Boston to a 5-2 …


Scherzer, Tigers in way of Red Sox

BOSTON – One victory to reach the World Series. And all that’s in Boston’s way is 21-game winner Max Scherzer, with Justin Verlander on deck for a seventh game – …


Tigers take advantage of Red Sox generosity

DETROIT – Dustin Pedroia’s untimely bobble and a pair of four-pitch walks by Jake Peavy cost the Boston Red Sox a chance to take control of the A.L. Championship Series. …


Peavy, Red Sox falter in Game 4 as Tigers tie ALCS

An untimely bobble by Dustin Pedroia and a pair of four-pitch walks from Jake Peavy cost the Boston Red Sox a chance to take control of the A.L. championship series.


Down 5-0 in Game 2, Red Sox rallies to tie series

BOSTON – David Ortiz’s line drive sailed just beyond Torii Hunter’s reach and into the Boston bullpen, sending the Tigers right fielder flopping headfirst over the wall after it. With …


Tigers hit wall as Red Sox rally

David Ortiz’s grand slam erased an eighth-inning deficit and Jonny Gomes scored the game-winning run in the ninth Sunday night to give Boston a 6-5 victory over Detroit.


Tigers hold Red Sox to one hit in ALCS opener

BOSTON – Lose the no-hitter, win the game. That’s a trade Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers were happy to make to take the lead over the Boston Red Sox …


Verlander sends Tigers past A’s in Game 5 gem

OAKLAND, Calif. – With the season on the line once more in Oakland, Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem. Verlander carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and …


Tigers turn to Verlander again for Game 5

OAKLAND, Calif. – These decisive Game 5s sure are becoming familiar for Justin Verlander. Just like last October in Oakland, the Tigers have been pushed to a winner-take-all fifth game …


A’s on verge of moving on to ALCS

DETROIT – The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that’s left the Tigers on the brink of elimination – and simmering with frustration. Brandon Moss, …