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Sanchez, Tigers can't hold lead in 10-8 loss to Astros

DETROIT – What started ugly ended ugly for Anibal Sanchez.

Even though the Detroit Tigers right-hander shined in between giving up three runs in the first inning and four runs in the sixth, he left the mound after 5 2/3 innings when Preston Tucker pulled a screaming rocket shot over the rightfield fence at Comerica Park. 383 more words


The Astros turned a 5-4-3 triple play against the Tigers

The Astros found themselves in a bit of a jam in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Rookie starter Lance McCullers allowed a leadoff double to James McCann followed by an infield single by Jose Iglesias. 99 more words

McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th

DETROIT – James McCann hasn’t hit many homers in the major leagues. But when he has connected, he’s done it with style.

McCann’s first home run was an inside-the-parker last month. 638 more words


Fantasy Baseball Strategy: Using Platoons to Your Advantage

Platoon is a 1986 Oliver Stone film about the horror of wars and duality of man for a young soldier in the Vietnam War, starring the always amazing Tom Berenger (or since this is a baseball site, you may know him better as… 2,496 more words

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Cabrera homers twice to lift Tigers over Twins 13-1

DETROIT Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers were due for a game like this.

Cabrera homered twice and drove in five runs, and Anibal Sanchez pitched eight sharp innings to lift the Tigers to a 13-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. 714 more words


Twins Again Struggle To Score In Detroit, Lose 2-1 In 10

DETROIT (AP) —The Minnesota Twins returned to the site of their terrible opening series last month — and again had a hard time scoring.

Ian Kinsler’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night. 724 more words


Blue Jays' Devon Travis named AL rookie of the month

TORONTO — Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis was named the American League rookie of the month on Monday.

Travis, who was acquired in the off-season in the trade that sent centre-fielder Anthony Gose to Detroit, hit six home runs in April while batting .325 with a .393 on-base percentage. 32 more words