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  • Powered by Cabrera, Tigers beat Giants

    DETROIT Miguel Cabrera, who is reportedly dealing with bone spurs in his injured right ankle, hit his third home run in two days and fifth home run in the past six games. Cabrera hit a two-run home run to left field as part of a three-run third inning...
  • Royals stay in Central race, win finale vs. Tigers

    EditorsNote: updates fourth graf with Oakland result Royals stay in Central race, win finale vs. Tigers KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jeremy Guthrie could have gone longer, but he was pulled after only 81 pitches with a two-run lead. That was sufficient to...
  • James Shields comes up big as Royals regain first place with 3-0 victory over Tigers

    DETROIT He was brought here for nights like this, for games in the wind and the rain in enemy territory, for moments when the Royals season appears imperiled. James Shields revived his club and returned them to sole possession of first place in the...
  • Tigers extend division lede with win over Indians

    Tigers extend division lede with win over Indians DETROIT -- It's "Septober," as Torii Hunter calls it, and the Detroit Tigers seem to be firming up their game for the stretch run. Second baseman Ian Kinsler slammed a two-run home run off right-hander...
  • Preview: Indians at Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers managed to take the American League Central last season due largely to their domination of the Cleveland Indians. Although their record against the Indians won't show the same kind of mastery in 2014, the Tigers' recent ability to solve...
  • Twins 4, Tigers 3

    The Sports Xchange By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange Twins 4, Tigers 3 MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Hicks' walk-off RBI infield single lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the first-place Detroit Tigers Tuesday night at Target Field. Down one after...
  • Twins play spoiler vs. Tigers with comeback win

    The Sports Xchange By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange Twins play spoiler vs. Tigers with comeback win MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have been relegated to the role of spoiler as the 2014 regular season winds to a close. Tuesday, they played that...
  • Bone spur has made Cabrera merely excellent

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- We should all struggle so. Miguel Cabrera, named Co-Player of the Week for the American League on Monday, has been battling a right ankle injury recently revealed to be a...
  • Tigers win, regain first place

    The Sports Xchange By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange Tigers win, regain first place DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez passed the "surprise" stage quite some time ago. J.D. Martinez hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning and added a two-run triple in the...
  • Game roundup: Orioles, minus Davis, sweep Yankeess

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Final update: Adds Giants-Dodgers and Angels-Astros Game roundup: Orioles, minus Davis, sweep Yankeess BALTIMORE -- Alejandro De Aza hit a pair of RBI triples and Delmon Young added a two-run single while Bud Norris threw...
  • Marlins ace Jose Fernandez cleared to throw Oct. 1

    Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who had season-ending Tommy John elbow ligament-replacement surgery on May 16, has been cleared to start throwing Oct. 1. The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles and...