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INF Miguel Cabrera started at third base for the first time this season Tuesday against the Dodgers after starting four games at first base and one at designated hitter. Cabrera moved back to first base this year following the trade of Prince Fielder. Cabrera was at third Tuesday so manager Brad Ausmus could get Victor Martinez into the lineup at first base. Martinez is the Tigers' regular DH, but the Tigers were without a DH while playing in a National League ballpark.

Baseball: Scherzer rejects Tigers' long-term offer

Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, last year's Cy Young award winner as the American League's best pitcher, has rejected a long-term Major League Baseball contract offer from the Tigers. The 29-year-old American right-hander agreed to a one-year deal reportedly worth $15.25 million in January for the 2014 season but would become a free agent after the season. Talks regarding a long-term offer went nowhere and the team said Sunday they would halt such negotiations until after the season.

Detroit Tigers - PlayerWatch

RHP Max Scherzer avoided arbitration by agreeing with the Tigers on a one-year, $15,525,000 contract. Scherzer, 29, won the American League Cy Young Award last year after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts. He led the league in wins and finished second in strikeouts and fifth in ERA.

Detroit Tigers - PlayerWatch

RHP Max Scherzer avoided arbitration by agreeing with the Tigers on a one-year, $15,525,000 contract. Scherzer, 29, won the American League Cy Young Award last year after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 32 starts. He led the league in wins and finished second in strikeouts and fifth in ERA.

Tigers agree one-year deal with pitching ace Scherzer

(Reuters) - Ace pitcher Max Scherzer avoided arbitration shortly before Friday's deadline by agreeing to a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for the 2014 season, the Major League Baseball team said. No financial details were revealed by the club but media reports estimated the deal to be worth $15.525 million. Scherzer, the American League's Cy Young Award winner last year, will become a free agent after his 2014 campaign and the Tigers hope to lock him into a long-term deal.

Baseball: Red Sox beat Tigers to reach World Series

Shane Victorino crushed a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to lift Boston to a 5-2 win over Detroit, sending the Red Sox to the World Series. Boston, which is going to the World Series for the third time since 2004, will face the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Wednesday at Fenway Park. Boston was down a run heading into the seventh with Detroit ace Max Scherzer on the mound for the Tigers. With two men on base and one out in the inning Scherzer gave way to Detroit's bullpen pitchers and that is when the game started to go south for the Tigers.

BasebalL: Tiger beat A's to force game five

Max Scherzer came on in relief and slumping Austin Jackson belted an RBI single as Detroit rallied to beat Oakland 8-6 to force a deciding game in their first-round series. Game one winning pitcher Scherzer came out of the bullpen to escape a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth and Jackson snapped his hitting slump with a tie-breaking bloop single to cap a two-run rally in the seventh that gave the Tigers the lead for good after they trailed twice earlier in the American League playoff game.

BasebalL: Tiger beat A's to force game five

Max Scherzer came on in relief and Austin Jackson belted a key RBI single as Detroit rallied to beat Oakland 8-6 to force a deciding game in their opening round playoff series. Game one winning pitcher Scherzer came out of the bullpen to escape a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth and Jackson snapped his hitting slump with a single to cap a two-run rally that gave the Tigers the lead for good after they trailed twice earlier in the game.

Tigers jump out early, hang on vs. A's

Tigers jump out early, hang on vs. A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- Before he stepped on the mound Friday night in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer already had a 3-0 lead. Scherzer went 21-3 during the regular season, led the American League in wins and hadn't lost a single time when his teammates gave him at least three runs. So the Tigers were headed for an easy win?

Preview: Tigers at Athletics

The Oakland Athletics have a recent history of making the playoffs only to disappoint when the postseason begins. They will set about changing that when they host the Detroit Tigers in the opener of the American League Division Series on Friday. The Tigers are enjoying their third straight trip to the postseason and advanced to the AL Championship Series in each of the past two seasons.
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