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Rangers beat Detroit 5-3, handing Tigers another home loss

Jun. 25, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Before the game, Texas manager Chris Woodward said that if Jesse Chavez could pitch efficiently enough, he could last five or six innings. The right-hander surpassed that. Chavez pitched into the seventh in his longest outing in over two years, and the Rangers became the latest visiting team...

Kipnis' triple, Naquin's defense lead Indians past Tigers

Jun. 22, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Naquin started Cleveland's comeback with a home run and ended Detroit's with a game-saving defensive play. Naquin made a diving catch in right field to start an incredible double play in the ninth inning, and the Indians hung on for a 7-6 win over the Tigers on Friday night. Detroit...

Reynolds caps comeback with 3-run blast, Pirates beat Tigers

Jun. 19, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coming off a hitless night, Bryan Reynolds told teammate Corey Dickerson he felt pressure to produce. Dickerson told the rookie to write a few things down to help him remember what he was doing, and what he was thinking, when he was hot. Dickerson wasn't sure if Reynolds took his advice,...

Lopez HR helps KC beat Tigers 7-3 in 1st MLB game in Omaha

Jun. 14, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nicky Lopez couldn't have imagined a better homecoming to Omaha. The rookie hit his first major league home run in the stadium where he played college ball, starting the Kansas City Royals' scoring in a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night in the first big league regular...

LEADING OFF: Lester vs Kershaw, MLB goes to Omaha

Jun. 13, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ACES UP Veteran left-handers Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw square off when the Chicago Cubs visit the Los Angeles Dodgers for the opener of a four-game series. Lester is looking for his third straight victory for Chicago. He allowed four runs in the first...

Tigers edge Royals 3-2 before teams head to Omaha

Jun. 13, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After loading the bases with nobody out in the eighth inning, the Detroit Tigers mustered only one run. That was all they needed. Brandon Dixon hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly off reliever Jake Diekman that sent Detroit past the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. "The guy...

Garver, Gonzalez lift Twins over Tigers 6-3

Jun. 8, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Not much can contain the Twins power hitters right now, not even spacious Comerica Park. On pace to become the majors' first-ever 300-homer club, Minnesota hit three more in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Mitch Garver, C.J. Cron and Nelson Cruz went deep for Minnesota...

LEADING OFF: Keuchel, Braves reach deal, Didi back for Yanks

Jun. 7, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRAVE NEW WORLD It appears free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel has finally found a home. Keuchel and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner about $13 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told...

D'Arnaud homers twice, leads Rays to 6-1 win over Tigers

Jun. 6, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud has been with the Tampa Bay Rays for almost a month, and the veteran catcher sounds very comfortable in his new surroundings. "It hasn't been tough," d'Arnaud said. "We've been playing winning baseball here, and it's been a lot of fun." D'Arnaud's individual numbers at the...

Braves top Tigers 7-4, 1st home series win vs AL since '16

Jun. 2, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Don't ask Dansby Swanson how many homers he can hit this season. The Braves shortstop insists he isn't keeping count. Swanson homered, drove in three runs and scored the tiebreaker on Freddie Freeman's double in the eighth inning as Atlanta beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday. Swanson, who...