It was just one pitch, but Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers can only hope it turns out to be a turning point in their season. Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, leading the Detroit Tigers past Chicago 7-1 Friday night. After Verlander’s wild pickoff throw set up a sacrifice fly by Adam Dunn, Verlander reached back to strike out Tyler Flowers on a 95 mph fastball and leave the bases loaded. ”Yeah, you can’t put your team in a 3-0 deficit right away,” Verlander said.

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Michael Bourn and the Cleveland Indians are feeling pretty good heading into a big series with Kansas City. Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading Carlos Carrasco and the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Cleveland took two of three from scuffling Chicago and has won 11 of 16 overall. It begins a three-game series at the AL Central-leading Royals on Friday night.

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The New York Yankees have won six of their last seven going into Thursday’s game. They’ve adopted a horse mask as a good-luck charm and turned themselves into Wild Card contenders as the MLB season approaches its final month. The Yankees might also be getting something else for the stretch run, and it’s better than a horse mask. It’s their ace back.

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The top tiers of the reliever rankings are thinning.

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Derek Jeter was never a Tigers fan while growing up down the freeway in Kalamazoo, Mich. “I was born in New Jersey,” the New York Yankees shortstop said Tuesday when his final series at Comerica Park began. “My dad was a big Tiger fan, so I had to root against my dad.” Jeter is one of a dwindling number of players who played at Tiger Stadium, which saw its last season of major league baseball in 1999.

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The Detroit Tigers have not stopped trying to shore up their shaky bullpen. According to MLB.com, the Tigers have claimed Houston Astros closer Chad Qualls on a revocable waiver claim. Detroit now has until Wednesday to strike a deal for the 36-year-old. Qualls has saved 14 of 17 opportunities this season with a 3.07 ERA.

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For a few minutes during the sixth inning of Monday night’s game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers, the scoreboards surrounding the perimeter of Safeco Field blinked off and remained dark. The red-hot Mariners cooled off significantly on a night when Texas rookie starter Miles Mikolas turned in the finest performance of his young career. Mikolas scattered three hits over eight shutout innings to beat the Mariners 2-0. Mikolas (2-5) threw career-high eight innings to earn his first win since July 21.

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The kids from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series. Down seven runs to powerful South Korea in the final inning of the championship game on Sunday, the Great Lakes Region champion scored three runs and electrified their fans before falling short, 8-4. There might be plans in Chicago for a parade in the team’s honor. ”We appreciate it, all the support,” manager Darold Butler said.

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