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Why Trevor Bauer Should Replace Struggling Carlos Carrasco in Indians' Rotation

Trevor Bauer has made some impressive strides early on in 2014, and although mother nature afforded him the opportunity to pitch in one big league game this season, the young Meanwhile, the Indians starting rotation is struggling... mightily.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Baseball Players, Carlos Carrasco, Major League Baseball, Zach McAllister, Trevor Bauer

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Chicago White Sox

Danks heads to mound in series opener against host Tigers

Any game against an American League Central rival takes on a little extra meaning for the White Sox.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Danny Worth, Adam Dunn, John Danks, Marcus Semien, Justin Verlander

Kansas City Royals

Guthrie gets the call for opener in Cleveland

The Indians and Royals were both in the thick of the hunt for the American League Wild Card Game in last season's second half.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Eric Hosmer, Zach McAllister, Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals

Let's Go Tribe

Cleveland Indians Sunday News and Notes: April 20, 2014

It looked like Mark Buerhle turned the clock back to his days with the White Sox .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lonnie Chisenhall, Yan Gomes

Cleveland.com

AL Central is all about survival of the warmest in April: MLB insider

How can players be worried about hittng off Chicago lefty Chris Sale when frostbite is their constant companion? The old saying that pennants aren't won in April, but they can be lost carries no weight in the Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Andy Dirks, Salvador Perez, Nate Jones, Miguel Cabrera

Chicago White Sox

Johnson, White Sox try to stay close in AL Central

Ok, it's far too early to look at any standings in the course of a 162-game Major League Baseball season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, John Danks, Baseball Players, Robbie Ross, Erik Johnson

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Scherzer stifles Trout, Angels; Tigers finally beat nemesis

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos receives congratulations from center fielder Austin Jackson after hitting a two-run homer.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Austin Jackson, Nick Castellanos, Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout, Detroit Tigers

South Side Sox

BMO 2010-2011: Jim Thome Must Win

As long as Jim Thome is still active in this game we will be trying to get him a championship.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League, American League East, National League West, National League Central, American League West

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Royals' Vargas shuts down Twins

Royals ' Vargas shuts down Twins Vargas making a case to be Kansas City's ace KANSAS CITY, Mo.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals, Yordano Ventura

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Twinkie Talk

Minnesota Twins Game 16: Lineups and First Impressions

The Minnesota Twins enter play on Friday just a half game behind the Detroit Tigers for FIRST PLACE in the American League Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League

Kings of Kauffman

Series Preview: Twins

The boys in blue briefly return home for a three game series after a 3-3 record in Minneapolis and Houston.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Aaron Crow, Kansas City Royals, Kyle Gibson, Glen Perkins, Casey Fien

Lone Star Ball

Series Preview: Texas Rangers @ Chicago White Sox - Robin's Revenge

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura has to be the happiest person to see Nolan Ryan leave the Rangers .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Martin Perez, Colby Lewis, Dave Bush

MLive.com

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Drew Smyly makes first start; Don Kelly spells Nick Castellanos at third base

Don Kelly will spell Nick Castellanos at third base tonight in the Tigers' series opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Don Kelly, Baseball Players, Detroit Tigers, Nick Castellanos, Drew Smyly, Mike Trout

CNN

Masahiro Tanaka | Photo: Kyodo/AP

Max Scherzer had a good offseason. He collected his Cy Young Award; married his college sweetheart, Erica May; and spent an "unbelievable" honeymoon in Fiji and New Zealand.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Max Scherzer, Masahiro Tanaka, Doug Fister, American League, Major League Baseball, Drew Smyly, Bryan Holaday

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Blue Jays at Indians

The Cleveland Indians look to recapture the form that carried them into the 2013 playoffs when they begin a seven-game homestand against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lonnie Chisenhall, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Jose Bautista, Justin Masterson

BleacherReport

Early-Season MLB Overreactions You Should Avoid Making

Baseball fans often have short memories. Long-term success, track records of mediocrity or recent failures are part of every offseason narrative, but April statistics and a poor game or two on national television can quickly change the tenor around a team or player.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, CC Sabathia, Baseball Players, C.C. Sabathia, National League, National League Central

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Detroit News

Tony Paul's MLB Insider: Tigers, Angels boast rich tradition

Albert Pujols, one of the most expensive players in baseball, pays a visit to Comerica Park this weekend.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Andy Dirks, Baseball Players, Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez

Cleveland.com

Lonnie Chisenhall's surge and the struggles of Nick Swisher and...

If you would have told the Indians before their first series against the Tigers that they would depart Detroit with a split, they probably would have replied with an obvious answer.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Lonnie Chisenhall, American League, Major League Baseball, Jason Kipnis, Phil Coke, Carlos Santana, Justin Verlander

Major League Baseball

Fast starts propel teams right to the top

The Milwaukee Brewers are doing it. The Toronto Blue Jays might be doing it, too.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, American League

Motor City Bengals

Three things the Detroit Tigers need to happen to breakout in 2014

Apr 4, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera receives congratulations from third base coach Dave Clark after he hit a two run home run for his 2000 career hit in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Andy Dirks, Baseball Players, Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers, Victor Martinez

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