The Red Sox are favored, but what would it take to put the Yankees away? We break down every team's odds and how much a big deal improves them.
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Chris Sale struck out nine in six scoreless innings, and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a three-run homer to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 9-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs, and Mike Fiers pitched impressively into the seventh inning to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Saturday night.
David Price took a shutout into the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox kept right on rolling in their first game after the All-Star break, beating the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night.
With the Tigers likely to miss the postseason for a fourth consecutive year, it remains to be seen what impact Michael Fulmer's left oblique strain could have on Detroit trying to trade him by the July 31 non-waiver deadline.
The trade market for starting pitching is thin, but a few good outings could convince contenders to come calling.
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When asked about the declining importance of a pitcher's win total to many baseball stats aficionados, Jack Morris said Fri. on a pre-induction Hall of Fame media call, "It's not all these numbers (such as spin rate, launch angle, etc.) that matter, it's letters: ‘W' and ‘L.'" He enters the Hall with a 254-186 record.
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
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John Hicks hit one of Detroit's four home runs off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Tigers starter Michael Fulmer voiced his displeasure with plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone following Detroit's 9-1 loss to Houston on Saturday, saying, "It was a bad day for him and for me. "
Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Houston Astros hit three home runs in a 9-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Dallas Keuchel pitched six strong innings, three relievers completed the seven-hitter and Alex Bregman provided the offense by setting a career high with his 20th homer to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
C.J. Cron's three-run home run in the seventh inning carried the Tampa Bay Rays to their fifth straight win, a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Wilson Ramos hit a three-run homer, five Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Tuesday night.
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Daniel Robertson hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won for the 12th time in their last 13 home games by beating the Detroit Tigers 10-9 Monday night.
Contenders and also-rans have one thing in common: They need these stars, regulars or prospects to deliver big things.
Bryce Harper and Mookie Betts are set to star in D.C. Here are the complete lineups for the All-Star Game at Nationals Park.
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