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  • Delmon Young gets rare start in left field in Game 3 victory

    Delmon Young gets rare start in left field in Game 3 victory
    DETROIT -- Delmon Young, whose pinch-hit double pushed the Orioles to victory in Game 2, received the start in left field in Game 3 against left-hander David Price. Young was expected in the lineup, but the fact he was playing left and Nelson Cruz was...
  • Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central

    Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central
    DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central Division. The right-handed...
  • Tigers top Yankees 5-2

    Tigers top Yankees 5-2
    By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange DETROIT — Rick Porcello reached 15 wins for the first time in his six-year career and J.D. Martinez had three hits, driving in a run and scoring twice, Tuesday night to guide the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory...
  • Avila's RBI Single In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Yankees

    Avila's RBI Single In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Yankees
    Alex Avila drove a first-pitch slider off the right field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees.  Avila's two-out blast off Shawn Kelley hit midway up the wall and out of the...
  • McCarthy 4-0 with Yankees after beating Tigers

    By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK — Brandon McCarthy will be the first to admit that in the past when situations got tough, he might have thrown a hittable pitch in an attempt to back away. With the New York Yankees, McCarthy is not...
  • Tigers beat Yankees on Avila's homer in 12th

    By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK — Torii Hunter had two nerve-wracking events in the late innings Tuesday: waiting for the X-rays on his injured left hand and waiting to see which one of his teammates would deliver the game-winning...
  • Series preview: White Sox at Tigers

    Series preview: White Sox at Tigers
    All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: Tigers lead 5-4. Tuesday: 6:08 p.m., CSN. LH Jose Quintana (5-7, 3.15) vs. RH Anibal Sanchez (7-4, 3.45). Wednesday: 6:08 p.m., CSN. RH Hector Noesi (5-6, 4.37) vs. RH Max Scherzer (12-3, 3.37)....
  • Tigers down Royals to open big AL Central series

    DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos hit a two-run double as part of a six-run third inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals, 9-5, in the opener of a key three-game set. Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, Victor...
  • Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6

    Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6
    Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 6 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, a late addition to the lineup when third baseman David Freese was scratched because of right quadriceps tightness, came within a home run of the cycle, hitting a run-scoring triple in the second...
  • White Sox take opener with Tigers

    White Sox take opener with Tigers
    In the second week of June, with more than three months to go in baseball's regular season, the White Sox weren't about to hype the importance of the four-game series against the Tigers that began Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. But staying...
  • Tigers stay grounded after sweeping Indians

    Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter. "Congratulations to the Tigers,...