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36 min ago | 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

Daily Herald

White Sox continue to find ways to win

Playing at frosty U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox muddled through another marathon game and beat the Red Sox 2-1.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Alexei Ramirez, Marcus Semien, Xander Bogaerts, Erik Johnson, Jake Peavy

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Rant Sports

Kansas City Royals Get Much-Needed Momentum Boost From Houston Astros

The Kansas City Royals were able to get back on track with a much-needed victory against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals

ESPN

Indians activate OF Bourn, demote Morgan

Bourn, who missed Cleveland's first 13 games with a strained left hamstring, was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday before the Indians' series opener with the Tigers was postponed by cold weather.

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Detroit Tigers

Weather causes Indians-Tigers game to be postponed

The wintry weather system that put metro Detroit over the top for its snowiest season on record put a stop to the latest AL Central clash between the Tigers and Indians.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers

BleacherReport

Cleveland Indians' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

Through their first 13 games, the Cleveland Indians have had their share of surprises and disappointments.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Vinnie Pestano, Baseball Players, Zach McAllister, Lonnie Chisenhall, Carlos Santana, Chris Perez

MLive.com

On deck: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers set to renew rivalry that Tigers dominated last season

Opponent : Cleveland Indians Site : Comerica Park in Detroit Records : Tigers, 6-4 ; Indians, 6-7 Schedule Tuesday : RHP Anibal Sanchez vs. RHP Zach McAllister Wednesday : LHP Drew Smyly vs. RHP Danny Salazar Thursday: RHP Justin Verlander vs. RHP Justin Masterson Scouting the Indians: The starting pitchers for the Indians have combined for a 5.19 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Zach McAllister, Detroit Tigers, Drew Smyly, Justin Verlander, Danny Salazar

BoSox Injection

Red Sox stumble into the South Side

Sep 1, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez slides past the tag of Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and steals second base during the seventh inning at Fenway Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox, Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

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