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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.
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
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.
Justin Verlander remained winless in four starts since his return from the disabled list, allowing seven runs as his ERA ballooned to 6.75 ERA during the Detroit Tigers' 10-5 loss to the Toronto
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
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
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
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
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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J.D. Martinez homered and David Price pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Saturday afternoon.
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
Jason Beck of MLB.com joins SportsCenter to discuss Miguel Cabrera's calf injury.
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.
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.
The Detroit Tigers have placed two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career.
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