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Matt Dery’s Daily Update 2-17-12

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Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home plate by Russell Martin #55 of the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 1, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home plate by Russell Martin #55 of the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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The streak has reached 21. The Red Wings are rolling at home and now have set the record for consecutive home wins. Tonight, Mike Babcock’s team is back at it at the Joe against Nashville. The Predators are one of four teams from the Central Division that are playoff teams right now. Preds are 5th in the West. Henrik Zetterberg is out tonight due to a lower body injury. Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Wings.

The Pistons looking for back to back wins, tonight Detroit entertains Sacramento at the Palace. The NBA’s worst scoring defensive team in the NBA and DeMarcus Cousins is out tonight for the Kings due to back spasms.

LeBron James is trying to clarify his comments from yesterday. The Heat star tells reporters after shoot around this morning that Miami fans have nothing to worry about and that he is fully invested in the team he is on now and was just answering a question about the future of Cleveland.

Tigers players are beginning to make their way to Lakeland for some workouts before spring training. Today catcher Alex Avila was there and was asked about Brandon Inge moving to second base. Alex says “Inge is the best athlete on the team and his move to second should be fine.”

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