Archive for June, 2011

Thursday’s Major League Baseball Capsules (PA SportsTicker)

By at 30 June, 2011, 10:02 pm

Justin Verlander slowed down the rampaging Mets, pitching seven solid innings Thursday to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over New York.

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Tigers’ Avila accepts risks that come with being a catcher (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 30 June, 2011, 9:20 pm

Alex Avila doesn’t want to do anything stupid with his legs while catching. He acknowledges it could happen anyway. Twice in the last 10 days, the Detroit Tigers catcher has blocked a runner off the plate with his left foot, then made a tag complete a …

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Unparalleled Verlander coming into his own (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 30 June, 2011, 8:12 pm

Justin Verlander’s pitching prowess, coupled with his drive and experience, make him a once-an-era weapon.

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Mets fall to Tigers 5-2, head home to face Yankees (AP)

By at 30 June, 2011, 5:29 pm

The New York Mets did the best they could against Justin Verlander. When the Detroit ace finally put a stop to their scoring rampage, they turned their attention to another foe. “Now we start thinking about the Yankees,” manager Terry Collins said. “If…

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Verlander quiets Mets in Detroit’s 5-2 win (AP)

By at 30 June, 2011, 4:58 pm

By Justin Verlander’s lofty standards, this was a so-so performance. It was more than enough to boost a battered Detroit pitching staff. Verlander pitched seven solid innings Thursday to lead the Tigers to a 5-2 win over the big-hitting New York Mets. …

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Tigers 5, Mets 2 (adds quotes) (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 30 June, 2011, 4:25 pm

The New York Mets ran into something they couldn’t handle Thursday — Justin Verlander. No disgrace in that, though. It’s a very large boat with a lot of passengers. He ended New York’s four-game winning streak as Detroit won 5-2, but the Mets still ha…

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Tigers 5, Mets 2 (first lede) (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 30 June, 2011, 3:40 pm

The New York Mets ran into something they couldn’t handle Thursday — Justin Verlander. No disgrace in that, though. It’s a very large boat with a lot of passengers. He ended New York’s four-game winning streak as Detroit won 5-2, but the Mets still ha…

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Mets making it look easy: Fan’s take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 30 June, 2011, 2:20 pm

It was just another night at the ballpark for the New York Mets offense: 16 hits, 20 runs and another victory against a first place team. Angel Pagan and Daniel Murphy each had four RBI, as the Mets drubbed the American League Central-leading Detroit T…

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Tigers move Coke to bullpen, Furbush to rotation: A fan’s reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 30 June, 2011, 1:00 pm

Drawing painfully near the midway point in a tumultuous 2011 Major League Baseball season, the Detroit Tigers have, finally, begun to make the changes many fans have been looking forward to. After two dreadful performances against the New York Mets, th…

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Mets OF Harris leaves team after baby’s death (AP)

By at 30 June, 2011, 12:43 pm

New York Mets outfielder Willie Harris has been put on the bereavement list after his wife went into premature labor and their baby died. Manager Terry Collins offered his condolences to Harris and his wife, Trey, before Thursday’s game at Detroit. Har…

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