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  • Kipnis powers Indians past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange By Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange Kipnis powers Indians past Tigers DETROIT -- Jason Kipnis had gone so long without a homer, he forgot how to trot around the bases. The Cleveland second baseman homered twice, including a three-...
  • Tigers midseason report: Streaky season

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH Things look bright for Detroit the remainder of the season after the Tigers entered the All-Star break with their third-largest lead to that point in the season, 6 1/2 games over the...
  • Detroit's Hunter downplays importance of series vs. Royals

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With two games down and two more to play in a battle between the first place Detroit and second place Kansas City, the Tigers have won the first two games, 16-4 and...
  • Royals don't support James Shields in 5-1 loss to the Tigers

    KANSAS CITY In all likelihood, James Shields is in his final months as a member of the Royals starting rotation. Just one game on Sunday, an All-Star Break, and one-half season to go. This is the way baseball works, of course. Shields will be a free...
  • Porcello looks like All-Star in Tigers' win

    The Sports Xchange By David Smale, The Sports Xchange Porcello looks like All-Star in Tigers' win KANSAS CITY, Mo.- If Rick Porcello wasn't trying to show he belonged in the MLB All-Star Game, he did a pretty good impersonation of someone who was in...
  • Tigers' Martinez returns pain free

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joe Nathan needed just 12 pitches to show why Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is sticking with him as the club's closer, and not newly acquired Joakim Soria. Nathan has...
  • 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...
  • Tigers pour it on against Royals

    The Sports Xchange By David Smale, The Sports Xchange Tigers pour it on against Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It only counts for one victory, but the Detroit Tigers left little doubt that they want to stay at the top of the American League Central. The...
  • Tigers' Martinez misses 5th straight game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed his fifth straight game Thursday night against Kansas City after leaving the game July 4 against Tampa Bay...
  • Tigers' Cabrera gets rest ahead of pivotal series

    The Sports Xchange 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...
  • 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...