Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.
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Jon Lester pitched seven shutout innings and Brock Holt drove in two runs with one of his four doubles to lift the Boston Red Sox to their seventh straight win, completing a three-game sweep over the reeling Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-0 victory on Sunday.
“I probably would have never made it through college without baseball, so I’m thankful for that. I really am proud that I got to play on that level.”
The Detroit Tigers signed former Miami Marlins star Miguel Cabrera to an 8-year contract extension worth $248 million. Cabrera’s deal will average out to roughly $30 million per season over the next decade.
Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.
While tuning up for the playoffs, the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander will also try to break a lengthy drought.
Anibal Sanchez all but clinched the AL ERA title by pitching five scoreless innings Saturday for the Detroit Tigers, but Joaquin Benoit blew a save and they lost to the Miami Marlins 2-1 in 10 innings.
The depth of the Miami Marlins’ woes in 2013 have been well documented, but the Fish are about to join another infamous club when the season ends.
Cesar Carillo has been released from the Detroit Tigers.