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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Cabrera voted to start All-Star Game

Miguel Cabrera, who was just placed on the DL, was voted in as the AL starter at first base for this year's All-Star Game, but his calf injury will force him to miss the game in Cincinnati.

AL All-Star infield starters

The top votegetters for the American League:

  • 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • 2B Jose Altuve, Astros
  • SS Alcides Escobar, Royals
  • 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
  • C Salvador Perez, Royals
  • Watch All-Star selection show

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Blue Jays rough up Verlander

Jose Bautista hit his 17th HR as part of a 6-run 5th inning against Justin Verlander, who allowed 7 runs and is still seeking his first win of the year.

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Blue Jays power through Tigers

Toronto used a 6-run 5th to avoid a sweep against Justin Verlander and Detroit. Jose Bautista contributed to the 10-5 victory with his 17th HR of the season. Box score

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Verlander won't get first win today

Justin Verlander lasted only 5 innings (7 runs) and exited with a big deficit, meaning his first win of 2015 must wait. The Tigers trail the Blue Jays 9-3 in the 7th. Follow live

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Verlander falls apart in the 5th

Justin Verlander entered the inning having retired 12 of the last 13 Blue Jays. But Toronto spotted 6 runs -- including a pair of HRs -- in the 5th and lead the Tigers 7-0. Follow live

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Verlander cruising after rough 1st

Justin Verlander has gone to work since surrendering a pair of hits and a run to start the game vs. the Blue Jays. A walk to start the 4th snapped Verlander's streak of 9 retired in a row. Follow live

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Verlander looking for first win

Justin Verlander has made three starts this season, and the Tigers have lost all three. The former MVP looks to get into the win column as Detroit hosts Toronto. Follow live

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Price, Tigers topple Toronto

David Price threw seven innings, giving up only run, and Detroit knocked in 8 for the win at Comerica Park. Box score

Price gets key out to keep Jays scoreless

David Price got Toronto's Danny Valencia to ground into a double play, which is notable because he came into the at bat slugging .882 and hitting .706 (12-for-17) against Price in their previous 21 plate appearances. The Tigers lead the Jays 4-0 in the 4th inning. Follow live

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Cabrera placed on DL for first time in career (2:53)
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Tigers' lineup facing major test without Cabrera (3:49)

It was another big first half for Cabrera

This year was the second time in the last three years that Miguel Cabrera had a .350 average and at least 15 HRs at the All-Star break. Prior to Cabrera, the last Tiger to accomplish that was Norm Cash in 1961.

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Miggy out for six weeks

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that Miguel Cabrera has a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to miss six weeks. He's leading the American League with a .350 batting average and .456 on-base percentage.

Baseball Tonight Minute: Miggy a big loss

No one's played more games since 2004 than Miguel Cabrera and his left calf strain is a big loss for a Tigers team barely above .500.

Tigers expect Miguel Cabrera to go to DL

The Tigers' slugger left Friday's game in the 4th inning when he injured his calf running to 2nd base. "I'm not optimistic at all," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "When Miggy says he can't play, it is serious, because Miggy plays through everything." An MRI showed no injury to his Achilles, but he will be examined again Saturday.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3549th
Batting Average.2781st
On Base Percentage.3371st
Slugging Percentage.4236th
Earned Run Average4.1524th
Quality Starts3919th
WHIP1.3119th
BAA.26224th

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