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This Week In Baseball: ‘Shoeless’ Joe’s Failed Reinstatement Bid, What It Means For Pete Rose

The Commissioner denied an appeal for reinstatement on the behalf of White Sox legend “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, what does that mean for Pete Rose?


TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 29: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a three-run home run in the first inning during MLB game action against the Detroit Tigers on August 29, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Encarnacion Tallies 3 HRs, 9 RBIs As Blue Jays Rout Tigers, 15-1

The game was paused briefly after Encarnacion’s slam when dozens of fans tossed caps onto the outfield to honor his homer hat trick.

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Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-Ups

Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.


TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 28: Matt Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up a solo home run to Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning during MLB game action on August 28, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Blue Jays Hit 3 HRs In 5-3 Win Over Tigers

All three Blue Jays homers came off rookie Matt Boyd, one of the three left-handed pitchers acquired by Detroit in the July 30 trade that sent David Price to Toronto.

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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 26:  Pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers waves to the fans at Comerica Park after pitching a one-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 26, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 5-0. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Justin Verlander An Inch Away From History, But Still Vintage Verlander In One-Hitter

“This has a special meaning because of the way the fans were treating me and reacting. … It really (gave) me goosebumps coming off the mound in the seventh.”

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This Week In Baseball: MLB Gets New Domestic Violence Policy Right

The MLB and MLBPA announced a new domestic violence policy over the weekend and they look like they got it right.


DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Texas Rangers tags first base for the out off a throw from Mike Napoli #25 in front of Tyler Collins #18 of the Detroit Tigers during a MLB game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 22, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Offense Falters Again In 5-3 Loss To Rangers

The Detroit Tigers had been held scoreless for 18 innings until Ian Kinsler’s 3-run home run in the ninth inning on Saturday night.

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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 21: A fan is carried out by medics after getting hit in the side of her head by a foul ball in the eighth inning during a MLB game between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park on August 21, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.(Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers Say Injured Fan Released From Hospital

The Detroit Tigers say the fan who was hit by a foul ball in Friday night’s game was released from the hospital Saturday.

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Make Sure Your Fantasy Baseball Players Are Getting Playing Time Down The Stretch

When bad teams toss in the towel on the season, quite often they bring up young players from the minors that cut into the playing time of established veterans. This can hurt your fantasy baseball roster when your regular gets too many “days off” so the kids can get some playing time.


DETROIT - APRIL 8: General Manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers smiles prior to the opening day game against the Minnesota Twins on April 8, 2004 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won the game, 10-6. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Dave Dombrowski Officially Introduced In Boston

Former Tigers general manager and president Dave Dombrowski was officially introduced in Boston today as the Red Sox’ president of baseball operations. One of his first duties will be to hire a new GM for the Sox, after Ben Cherington declined to stay onboard in that position.