J.D. Martinez is top Tigers candidate for MVP

Outfielder hit .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs this season

       

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Norris makes strong final impression

Daniel Norris battled through the 54-pitch opening inning Tuesday so that he could get to this point, finishing the season as a full-fledged member of the Tigers rotation. As he walked off the mound at U.S. Cellular Field, having blanked the White Sox for five innings for the second time in three starts, he looked like somebody who belonged in the rotation.

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Simon seeks to outduel Hughes in Minnesota

The Twins get Phil Hughes back from the disabled list just in time for their late run at a postseason spot. Hughes’ lower back, which landed him on the DL five weeks ago, will try to carry the weight of holding down the Tigers’ offense Tuesday night at Target Field.

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