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Angels' Mike Trout is having another big season, but he again won't be AL MVP
Since his first full season in 2012, statistics show that the Angels’ Mike Trout has been significantly more valuable than any other major league player. Yet, Trout has won only one American League most valuable player award. Neither of those facts seems poised to change in 2016. According to one...
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Strong outing puts Boyd in mix for next season
Rookie left-hander yielded two earned runs in Tuesday's loss but but has a solid 3.89 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 85? innings.        
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Zimmermann will start Saturday vs. Orioles
After a torrid April, Tigers right-hander saw performance dip before landing on DL with neck ailment.        
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Yankees’ no-name reliever ‘super stoked’ after 1st MLB save
Just think of how many times Mariano Rivera felt the same way. “Great, awesome,” said Blake Parker, who was absolutely gushing about getting the save in the Yankees’ 7-6 victory over Toronto last night. But then, this was Parker’s first. And he got it by coming in relief of a beleaguered Dellin Betances and throwing...
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Dodgers keep rolling along, a 3-1 win giving them a sweep of the Diamondbacks
An autumnal chill did not envelop Chavez Ravine Wednesday night — it was 74 degrees, not an October-like 54 degrees, at first pitch — but Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts sensed a different feeling in the stadium, one that has grown with each passing day of September. “There’s that anticipation,” Roberts...
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Yankees' Montgomery, with 'funky' delivery, making case to start
The Yankees have been curious about Jordan Montgomery all spring.
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Detroit Tigers allow Drew VerHagen to go back to being a starter
The Detroit Tigers agreed that Drew VerHagen could help the team more as a depth starter in Triple-A Toledo.        
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Tigers give VerHagen shot at starting rotation
Be clear on this: Drew VerHagen will pitch in any role, any situation, the Tigers need him to.        
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Henning: Tigers will rise or fall with their pitching
If a starting rotation that in 60 percent of the slots could feature youngsters can join Justin Verlander and a rebounding Jordan Zimmermann to offer six good innings in a typical game, the Tigers will have nailed a first step toward the playoffs.        
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Leaner Justin Wilson aims to add off-speed spice to arsenal
You might notice a change in Justin Wilson this year. He looks different, for starters, leaner, more physically fit.        
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2 Detroit Tigers prospects named to Minor League All-Star team
Joe Jimenez and Christin Stewart have been selected to Baseball America’s 2016 Minor League All-Star Team.        
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Dodgers rotation for the playoffs isn't easy to set
On the morning of Game 4 of a 2013 National League division series, up two games to one against Atlanta, the Dodgers maintained that trade-deadline rental Ricky Nolasco would be their starting pitcher. After noon, they announced they’d deploy their ace on short rest instead, and Clayton Kershaw...
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Castellanos, Zimmermann recoveries hit roadblocks
The third baseman (broken hand) experienced soreness in BP while right-handed starter is struggling to find mechanics in sim games.        
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Tigers’ Zimmermann won’t make next scheduled start
Manager Brad Ausmus knows who is pitching Thursday in the series finale against the Twins. But he’s not saying.        
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Zimmermann rocked in return, leaves Tigers with questions
Zimmermann wound up allowing six runs and was out of the game after he faced four batters without recording an out in the second inning.        
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Don’t think Masahiro Tanaka’s an ace? Check out these numbers
The Baby Bombers have been getting all the love during the Yankees’ surge to within two games of the second AL wild card entering Friday, but Masahiro Tanaka’s dominance may be the biggest reason they have salvaged their postseason dreams. Tanaka, who starts Saturday against the Rays, has pitched over the past month like an...
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Marlins up a (home) run on Kershaw
Live updates: Clayton Kershaw's return to the Dodgers Sept. 9, 2016, 4:56 p.m. Clayton Kershaw makes his first start for the Dodgers since going on the disabled list two months ago with a back injury. Follow his progress via Los Angeles Times reporter Andy McCullough as Kershaw pitches against...
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See every pitch Clayton Kershaw has thrown this season
Live updates: Clayton Kershaw's return to the Dodgers Sept. 9, 2016, 4:06 p.m. Clayton Kershaw makes his first start for the Dodgers since going on the disabled list two months ago with a back injury. Follow his progress via Los Angeles Times reporter Andy McCullough as Kershaw pitches against...
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Tigers' Zimmermann finally ready to compete
Zimmermann, who has battled neck and shoulder ailments for nearly three months, will be making just his second big-league start since June 30.        
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