Verlander's perfect game bid broken up

Asdrubal Cabrera sent a solo shot into the right-field seats for the first hit of this afternoon's Tigers-Rays game to hang a hit on Detroit starter Justin Verlander. Tampa Bay leads 1-0. Follow live

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Pitching duel in Tigers-Rays

Justin Verlander has 5 K's and no hits. Chris Archer has 7 K's and no hits. It's the first game this season where both starting pitchers have perfect game bids through 4 innings. Follow live

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Verlander sends 'em down in order

It was a 1-2-3 inning for Tigers starter Justin Verlander as Detroit takes on the Rays. The Tigers are back up to bat at the start of the second. Follow live

Tigers Can Go One Of Two Ways

Sitting 4 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot, Detroit is under pressure to make a move. They can either bring in a starter, or ship out a pair of big names. Olney: Under pressure (Insider)

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Rays rout Tigers

Curt Casali went deep in the fourth and sixth innings, and the Rays added five runs in the eighth to run away from the Tigers in a 10-2 win at Tropicana Field. Box score

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Casali goes yard again in sixth inning

Curt Casali entered the game with five HRs this season, but the Rays catcher has since added two in a 5-1 game vs. the Tigers. Casali is the first player with consecutive multi-HR games since Carlos Gonzalez did so on Sunday and Monday. Follow live

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Detroit interested in Leake?

The Tigers may have interest in Reds starter Mike Leake if they can stay in the wild-card race, according to USA Today.

Trying bolster their value

There have been a handful of trades already made in advance of Friday's deadline, and a number of pitchers pitching tonight may be next, and are looking to make one last impression on their potential suitors.

Tigers not sellers at the deadline

With Miguel Cabrera due back in the next three weeks, the Tigers are now actively shopping to add pitching, but that plan could change depending on how their next 3 games go, according to Jayson Stark. Dodgers could add 2 starters

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Grantland: Don't break up the Tigers

In this week's version of The 30, Jonah Keri argues that the Tigers have put too much on the line to sell off their roster now.

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SweetSpot TV: Trades that need to happen (3:40)
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Olney on Dodgers' plans for trade deadline

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discusses the Dodgers' plans for the trade deadline, the futures of David Price and Cole Hamels and the Blue Jays' acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki.

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Tigers' David Price 'not getting traded'

ESPN's Jayson Stark said: "They're still only 4.5 back of the Twins in the wild card. They've got Miguel Cabrera coming back in a few weeks. They've decided they're built to win now. They're going to go for it." (via Mike & Mike)

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Kurkjian: Tigers can't afford to deal Price (1:06)

Price raising his value

It's as if David Price knew the trade deadline was coming. The Tigers pitcher has lowered his ERA each month this season, making his case to either stick around in Detroit, or demand a high asking price.

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Stark: More coming from Jays after Tulo

ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark shares his thoughts on the Blue Jays' acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki, including why more should come from Toronto. Plus, Stark covers why David Price will not be traded and why the Phillies still have yet to find an offer for Cole Hamels that they like.

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Curt Casali fuels Rays in win

The catcher recorded his first multi-HR game of his career in the 5-2 win over the Tigers, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Nathan Karns got the win at the Trop. Box score

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Tigers get one back on Rays

Yoenis Cespedes hit his 16th HR of the season in 7th to put Detroit on the board but couldn't scratch out any more runs. Tampa Bay leads 3-1 in the 7th. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4445th
Batting Average.2751st
On Base Percentage.3331st
Slugging Percentage.4294th
Earned Run Average4.4526th
Quality Starts4721st
WHIP1.3727th
BAA.27028th

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