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This Is Why Detroit Is an 8-Seed

Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press

Baseball's Best Rotation Works in Detroit

Albert Chen, Sports Illustrated

Cabrera Still Looking for His Swing

Jon Paul Morosi, Fox Sports

Around Detroit, Ties Go to Dombrowski

Rany Jazayerli, Grantland

Hockeytown officially became a collection of conceit at the conclusion of the first period tonight.   The Joe Louis Arena crowd booed the Wings off the ice.   The ticket-...(full article)

It can’t exactly be easy to root for the Detroit Lions. I have my own hang-ups surrounding that particular team, but last year was — relatively speaking, of course — pretty s...(full article)

DETROIT -- Max Scherzer had a good offseason. He collected his Cy Young Award; married his college sweetheart, Erica May; and spent an "unbelievable" honeymoon in Fiji and New Zeal...(full article)

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera isn't injured. Let's make that clear right away. He has been in the lineup for all but one half-inning of the Detroit Tigers' season. But is Cabrera in d...(full article)

One of the most difficult things to do in baseball — right after “squarely hit a round ball with a round bat” — is to achieve a consensus. Baseball men ra...(full article)

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