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  1. Royals rotation ruling the Central now

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    Before the season started, you probably would have pegged the Detroit Tigers' starting rotation as having a major edge over the rest of the American League Central. But with injuries to Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez, the Royals' starting sta...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. Royals Living That Fantasy

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    The Royals have taken no prisoners so far in their series in Detroit, battering Tigers aces Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer for a collective 17 earned runs in just 10 innings (15.30 ERA) en route to seizing first place in the AL Central. This is th...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  3. Verlander's struggles continue

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    AP Photo/Carlos OsorioJustin Verlander has allowed at least five earned runs in six of his past seven starts. Justin Verlander has seen much better days in his career. The Detroit Tigers hurler gave up seven earned runs on 12 hits to the Royals on M...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  4. Sox must beat either Scherzer or Verlander

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    If the Red Sox (up 3-2) are going to advance to their third World Series in 10 years, they're going to have to beat either likely Cy Young winner Max Scherzer or former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, who has given up exactly one run in his past fi...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  5. Sanchez, Tigers starters dominate ALCS

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    Al Bello/Getty Images Anibal Sanchez gets the ball for Game 6 after holding the Red Sox hitless for six innings in Game 1. The Detroit Tigers evened the ALCS up at two games apiece with their 7-3 victory Wednesday night. Now, they get a chance...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  6. Red Sox win is both amazing and unlikely

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    For a team to beat Justin Verlander when he's pitching as he has in this season-ending stretch is a major challenge. But the Boston Red Sox are familiar with such tasks, given their comeback from five runs down in Game 2 of the ALCS. In their 1...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  7. How Sox managed to beat Verlander

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    For a team to beat Justin Verlander when he's pitching as he has in this season-ending stretch is a major challenge. But the Boston Red Sox are familiar with such tasks, given their comeback from five runs down in Game 2 of the ALCS. In their 1...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  8. Strikeouts power Tigers to near no-no

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    Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesJacoby Ellsbury was one of three Red Sox players to strike out three times against the Tigers. Just two days after Justin Verlander flirted with a no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics, the Detroit Tigers came even clos...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  9. Verlander gets an A for his accolades

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    Justin Verlander owns the Oakland Athletics. Miguel Cabrera used to own the inside of the plate -- until recently. For one night, those two came together to combine on a win that pushed their team, the Detroit Tigers, into the American League Cham...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  10. Vogt's clutch hit breaks scoreless tie

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    Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY SportsStephen Vogt's first career postseason hit was a walk-off hit.Stephen Vogt only had 34 career regular-season hits. Appearing in his first postseason, he had no postseason hits. But his first career postseason hit was ...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  11. Rios attacks early, ends perfect

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    ESPN Stats & InformationAlex Rios was 4-for-4 against Justin Verlander on Tuesday.Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios did something on Tuesday that hadn't been done in 20 years. Rios became the first Major League Baseball player with at least s...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  12. Valverde Spoils a Verlander Gem

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    The Detroit Tigers are at an impasse with their bullpen, specifically with closer Jose Valverde. After another gem by Justin Verlander, Valverde surrendered a game-tying two-out, two-strike home run to Lorenzo Cain in the ninth inning in an event...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  13. Verlander's contract richest for a pitcher

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    Mark Cunningham/Getty ImagesVerlander has led all starting pitchers in most statistical categories the past four seasons.Since 2009, Justin Verlander ranks first in all of baseball in: • Starts (135) • Wins (78) •&nbs...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  14. AL MVP debate: What is WAR good for?

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    As we continue to discuss the fascinating American League MVP race, here's a bit more background on the statistic that is being used to largely frame the case for Mike Trout. Trout Wins Above Replacement (WAR) summarize a player's total con...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  15. AL Cy: Another big finish for best finisher?

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    Leon Halip/Getty ImagesStaring down a pitch from Justin Verlander is never easy.Will Justin Verlander win his second straight Cy Young Award? Verlander is one of three finalists for the award, the winner of which will be announced Wednesday night....

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  16. Sandoval puts himself in Giant company

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    The opening game of the World Series was as easy for the San Francisco Giants as each of the three games it won to close out the National League Championship Series. Giants at Home, This Postseason First 3 Games Last 4 Games ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012