Game 2014.82: Tigers 8, Rays 1

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Erik Bedard vs. Max Scherzer tonight.

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Detroit Tigers on BBREF or MLB

Tampa Bay Rays on BBREF or MLB

Team comparison: The Rays are stronger in the OF, at 3B, and in the bullpen, but are otherwise overmatched.

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TONIGHT’S LINEUPS: Victor is back.

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NOTABLE (PREGAME): The Tigers just swept the best team in the AL to finish the first half on one of the season’s highest notes… The emergence of one and the decline of two have combined to yield a fluid situation in the outfield that may yet turn a weakness into a strength… Detroit is rumored to have trade interest in Joaquin Benoit. Given his contract, I find this hard to believe… Ian Krol has been cleared for rehab assignment and is expected to rejoin the team within a week or so.

POSTGAME

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