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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

Rant Sports

Chicago White Sox' Alexei Ramirez Rewards Management's...

To some observers, the 8-7 start by the Chicago White Sox is a rather large surprise thus far in the early season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

Indians edge the Tigers

It was a night for long underwear and a bonfire in the bullpen, if there had been any conceivable way to make that happen.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jason Kipnis, Baseball Players, Zach McAllister, Lonnie Chisenhall, Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes

NBC San Diego

Cashner, Rivera a Dynamic Duo for Padres

Pitcher Andrew Cashner and catcher Rene Rivera would be compared to Batman and Robin, if only the Caped Crusader could throw a slider or the Boy Wonder could call for it low and away.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League

MLive.com

Detrot Tigers Gameday: Ian Kinsler back at leadoff, Rajai Davis will bat ninth in series...

Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis takes warm up swings before batting practice of an exhibition against the Miami Marlins in Lakeland, Fla.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Danny Worth, Detroit Tigers, Zach McAllister, Michigan High School Sports, High School Sports, Cleveland Indians

CBS Local

Jeremy Conn: American League Predictions

I know it hasn't started out the way some O's fans would like, but for the first time ever, I'm picking the O's to win the division.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League West

Detroit News

Tigers' Verlander, Scherzer ranked (too low?) among MLB's top big-game pitchers

Justin Verlander is off to a 1-1 start with a 2.57 ERA, with 13 strikeouts in 21 innings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Justin Verlander, Baseball Players, American League, Major League Baseball, Max Scherzer

Examiner.com

MLB power rankings for April 16

This week's MLB power rankings are topped by the Milwaukee Brewers , followed by the Oakland A's and Atlanta Braves .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, National League East, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, American League

Bless You Boys

Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Jason Lukehart of Let's Go Tribe

Jason Lukehart of Let's Go Tribe was kind enough to answer a few questions about the upcoming series between the Tigers and Indians.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jason Kipnis, Baseball Players, Cleveland Indians, Michigan High School Sports, High School Sports, Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Masterson

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