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  1. Dustin Pedroia, Yoenis Cespedes, Jackie Bradley Jr. named as Gold...

    ESPNBoston.com

    Finalists for the Gold Glove Awards were announced Thursday, and the Boston Red Sox have three contenders: Dustin Pedroia at second base, Yoenis Cespedes in left field and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field. Pedroia is vying for his second straigh...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Key players to watch for September

    David Schoenfield

    Monday's game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians set up to be one of those much-anticipated September pitching duels between aces on playoff contenders: David Price versus Corey Kluber, the team everyone expected to win the American Lea...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  3. Indians rise to AL stealth contender status

    Christina Kahrl

    Despite Sunday night's rain-delayed outcome, one thing has become clear in the AL Central race: The Cleveland Indians are cutting in on a dance many might have anticipated just the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers were invited to. You might have...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. Robinson Cano, James Paxton lead Mariners past Tigers

    Robinson Cano homered, James Paxton won his sixth consecutive decision to start his career and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night in a matchup of American League playoff contenders.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 15, 2014
  5. Houston Astros' Jose Altuve has a real zest for the game

    Jerry Crasnick

    While the Astros continue to be miles away from being a contender, their best and most uplifting story is a tiny second baseman who has a flair for collecting hits.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  6. Ian Kinsler ready to contribute new contender in Detroit Tigers

    There won't be much talk about Ian Kinsler filling Prince Fielder's shoes in Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  7. How GM Ben Cherington rebuilt the Boston Red Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington took the team that finished last in the AL East a season ago and made it into a title contender.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  8. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  9. White Sox turn Indians into contenders

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The joke is that the Chicago White Sox are so bad that they make everybody else look like a playoff contender. The reality is that they actually have made a contender out of the Cleveland Indians. With an 8-1 victory Saturday, the In...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  10. Royals-Tigers Preview

    Royals-Tigers Preview

    Preview | September 12, 2013
  11. Konerko: Sale 'tough kid, wants to be great'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox team captain Paul Konerko takes special pride in beating the contenders this time of the season. The 37-year-old first baseman drove in two runs in support of All-Star pitcher Chris Sale, who dominated against the defe...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  12. Tigers-Indians Preview

    Tigers-Indians Preview

    Preview | August 04, 2013
  13. Biogenesis case thorn in side of some contenders

    Jayson Stark

    The Rangers and Tigers seem to somewhat be caught in limbo as the Biogenesis case drags on with the trade deadline looming.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  14. Ervin Santana shuts down Tigers in Royals' victory

    Ervin Santana allowed two singles in 7 1/3 innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  15. Tigers panic, name Valverde new closer

    David Schoenfield

    About 15 minutes ago, no one wanted to employ Jose Valverde. Now a contender has him facing Gordon/Escobar/Butler in the ninth. OK...- Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) April 25, 2013 The last we saw of Jose Valverde, he was buried deep i...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  16. Which contender is most collapse-proof?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and I briefly raised this question a couple weeks ago on a SweetSpot TV: Which team is most collapse-proof? Or, to rephrase it, which is least likely to go all 2012 Red Sox on us? At the time, we mentioned the Reds, but I'm not so sure ...

    Blog | April 20, 2013