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31 min ago | The Gazette

Verlander impresses as Tigers beat Rockies

Justin Verlander equaled his longest outing of the season, pitching eight solid innings to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Charlie Blackmon, Wilin Rosario, Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers, Carlos Gonzalez

1 hr ago | The Olympian

Mariners notebook: Newcomers Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia upbeat about joining club

"I'm going on a couple of hours sleep," Denorfia said, "and I feel like I had a pot of coffee just walking in here.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Chris Denorfia, Austin Jackson, Nick Franklin

2 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Rotation bolstered, Ausmus has to sort CF, bullpen

Still, the trade that brought David Price to the Detroit Tigers leaves the first-year skipper with a few issues to sort through.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Baseball Players, Austin Jackson, Drew Smyly, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer

6 hrs ago | Deep Left Field

Cleveland Indians to Unveil Jim Thome Statue This Weekend

As announced almost three years ago, when Jim Thome made a brief return to the Cleveland Indians, this weekend will serve as the official unveiling of the Jim Thome statue in center field at Progressive Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies

11 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Texas Rangers

The Cleveland Indians will try to reverse their recent fortunes on Friday night when they welcome the Texas Rangers to Progressive Field for the opener of a three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jason Kipnis, Baseball Players, Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians, Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Masterson

14 hrs ago | Bless You Boys

Tigers address a need at the deadline, but what are the Royals thinking?

No team in the AL Central deserves an A-plus grade for their work at the trade deadline, but the Tigers made themselves a better team.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Michigan High School Sports, High School Sports, Phil Coke, Baseball Players, Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria, Corey Knebel

18 hrs ago | Detroit Tigers

Carrera, Davis to share center field for Tigers

Jackson's departure left a glaring void in the middle of the Comerica Park outfield.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Michigan High School Sports, High School Sports, Detroit Tigers

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Recap: Kansas City vs. Minnesota

Alcides Escobar's two-run triple broke a tie game in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals upended the Minnesota Twins, 6-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Jarrod Dyson, Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer

The State

Royals defeat Twins 6-3, win third consecutive series

Whether the Royals' inactivity at the trade deadline was a vote of confidence for the current roster or a lack of other options, the team they stayed with patched it together once again.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Eric Hosmer, Greg Holland, Mike Moustakas, Jarrod Dyson, Salvador Perez

South Side Sox

AL Central trade deadline wrapup

Today was an absolutely amazing trade deadline day. MLB Network even started their coverage early when the A's and Red Sox pulled of the Lester-Gomes-Cespedes trade.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Angel Sanchez, Baseball Players, Avisail Garcia, Zach Walters, David Price, Austin Jackson

Daily Reporter

Price, Lester, Lackey traded in deadline flurry

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey , Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Asdrubal Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, Austin Jackson, American League, Major League Baseball

KTEN-TV Denison

Price, Lester, Lackey traded in deadline flurry

FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston.

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Related Topix: Sports, David Price, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Yoenis Cespedes, American League

Twinkie Talk

Twins Kennys Vargas and Jose Berrios Light a Bright Future

Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; World pitcher Jose Berrios waves his cap as he leaves the mound in the first inning during the All Star Futures Game at Target Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kennys Vargas, Minnesota Twins, Glen Perkins, Trevor May

Washington Times

Stuck in limbo, Royals stand pat at trade deadline

Stuck in limbo between contending and conceding, the perennially building Kansas City Royals opted to stand pat as baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Kansas City Royals, Jon Lester, Billy Butler

Twinkie Town

Twins trade deadline wrap

Sometimes the MLB Trade Deadline is terribly anticlimactic. There's buzz-buzz-buzz all week, a lot of conjecture from all corners of the Twittersphere, and then...nothing.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Allen Craig, Joe Kelly

Let's Go Tribe

Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera; should they call up Francisco Lindor?

Asdrubal Cabrera spent eight seasons with the Indians , most of them good. He's gone now though, which immediately raises the question: Is it time for Francisco Lindor to be promoted to the big leagues? I understand the temptation, and I'd certainly enjoy seeing him fielding everything in sight at Prgoressive Field this weekend, but I don't think ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Asdrubal Cabrera, American League, Major League Baseball, Cleveland Indians

Twinkie Talk

What Does David Price do to the AL Central

Jul 30, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tropicana Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Tommy Milone, Max Scherzer

Toronto Blue Jays

Tigers land biggest Deadline prize in Price

The Tigers spent the final days and hours leading up to Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline as everyone expected, on the hunt for a left-handed pitcher.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League, Toronto Blue Jays

Newsday

David Price traded to Detroit Tigers from Tampa Bay Rays, AP source says

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price, right, sits in the dugout during a game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Monday, June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, American League East, Max Scherzer

The Big Lead

David Price Trade Gives Tigers Last Three Cy Young Winners, in ALCS Arms Race with Oakland

David Price is being traded to Detroit, according to Ken Rosenthal . The Real Ken Rosenthal.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Austin Jackson, Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin

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