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Royals 4, Tigers 1: Detroit threatened, but (almost) did not score

A game whose only early drama was whether a no-hitter would be thrown featured one of the more dramatic at-bats of the season for Detroit. There is no joy in Motown -- Mighty Miggy has struck out. With the bases loaded and himself the go-ahead run at home plate Friday night, Miguel Cabrera stared down Kelvin Herrera as the Royals' fireballer touched 100 mph on the radar gun with routine. Cabrera swung six times in the first nine pitches, fouling off each while watching three balls go by safely. On the 10th pitch, a 99 mph offering, Cabrera failed to make contact. That, not the drama of a...

VIDEO: Watch rookie James McCann get his first career HR, an inside-the-park job

Miguel Cabrera hit three balls a ton on Wednesday and came away with two home runs and a double — forcing him to do a lot of jogging and very little hard running.So he was well within his rights to tease rookie catcher James McCann, who had to go all-out to get his first career home run Wednesday at Target Field.With the Tigers trailing by two, 7-5, after Cabrera's first homer, McCann stepped to the plate in the sixth inning. He laced a shot to dead center field that got over the head of Twins center fielder Jordan Schafer, and took a big carom off the outfield wall toward right field.Nick...
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Tigers 6, Royals 4: Miguel Cabrera homers, Alex Avila has 3 RBIs to help Detroit reclaim first place

Tigers 6, Royals 4: Miguel Cabrera homers, Alex Avila has 3 RBIs to help Detroit reclaim first place

Backed by Miguel Cabreras two-run home run, Anibal Sanchez took a perfect game into the sixth inning and worked 7 1/3 innings of three-run ball against the Royals on Sunday. KANSAS CITY -- The Detroit Tigers are back on top. After scoring a combined four runs in their previous three games, the Tigers broke out early and hung on for 6-4 victory over the Royals Sunday afternoon to salvage a four-game series split in Kansas City. Backed by Miguel Cabrera's two-run home run, Anibal Sanchez took a perfect game into the sixth inning and worked 7 1/3 innings of...

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