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Jackson's adjustments drive Tigers' run: Here's a tip on Edwin Jackson's pitching: Don't count him out when he seems down. He'll make the adjustments. They've been the story of his breakout 2009 season.
Tigers' bats preserve Jackson's gem: Edwin Jackson pitched seven shutout innings and remained unbeaten vs. Cleveland this season as first-place Detroit remained 2 1/2 games in front of Minnesota in the AL Central.
Jackson, Tigers hand Indians ninth consecutive loss: Edwin Jackson pitched seven shutout innings and remained unbeaten against Cleveland this season, and the first-place Tigers kept ...
Jackson, Tigers top the Indians: CLEVELAND - Edwin Jackson wouldn't allow the AL Central to get any tighter.Detroit's steady starter pitched seven shutout innings and remained unbeaten against Cleveland this season, and thefirst-place Tigers kept their slender lead over Minnesota with a 3-1 win over the staggering Indians, who dropped their ninth straight last night.
Teams keep tabs on young pitchers' arms: Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland gave Rick Porcello, a 20-year-old prospect, 16 days off in July. He wanted to ensure Porcello could be strong in September and October in case the Tigers needed him at the back end of a rotation that has Justin Verlander, Edwin Jackson and Jarrod Washburn.<p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/S54mnzeqhPdtkquvOLI3FmGRFr4/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/S54mnzeqhPdtkquvOLI3FmGRFr4/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/S54mnzeqhPdtkquvOLI3FmGRFr4/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/S54mnzeqhPdtkquvOLI3FmGRFr4/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/UsatodaycomMlbNl-TopStories/~4/qt0NJXRGTjY" height="1" width="1"/>
Jackson allows just two hits as Tigers blank Orioles: Edwin Jackson allowed two hits over eight innings, Curtis Granderson homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Sunday to earn a split of the four-game series.
Play it again: Tigers 3, Orioles 0: Luke's hot hand cools Orioles slugger Luke Scott, who was 8-for-15 with six homers and 14 RBIs in four games since coming off the disabled list Wednesday, finally cooled down Sunday. He struck out in his first two at-bats and lined out in his third against Detroit starter Edwin Jackson. It ended his seven-game hitting streak and four-game homer streak.
Day after Verlander's gem, Jackson shuts down Orioles to lift Tigers:
When Edwin Jackson tossed a gem Sunday, it was the third time in less than a month Justin Verlander and Jackson have won consecutive starts.
Edwin Jackson pitches Tigers by Orioles:
Looking every bit like the steal he's been, Edwin Jackson held the Baltimore Orioles to two hits in eight innings on Sunday in the Tigers' 3-0 victory at Camden Yards. The Tigers salvaged a split of their four-game series against the Birds after losing the first two games.
Tigers' Jackson unspools gem in shutout of O's: Edwin Jackson allowed two hits over eight innings, Curtis Granderson homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Sunday to earn a split of the four-game series.
Jackson's 8 2-hit innings lift Tigers (AP):
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Aubrey Huff remembers Edwin Jackson in 2006 when both played for Tampa Bay. After Jackson pitched eight innings of two-hit ball to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Sunday, Huff determined the right-hander bears very little resemblance to his teammate of two years ago. "He wasn't even close to that.
For latest gem, Royals ace Zack Greinke declaws Tigers:
Even after 132 pitches, Tigers'Jackson's no fan of icing:
On the day after he threw 132 pitches, the most any major league pitcher has thrown in a game this season, Edwin Jackson said he felt fine.
Tigers sweep Rangers, extend streak to six:
Detroit -- The Tigers completed a sweep of the Texas Rangers and ran their winning streak to six in a row with a 4-3 victory on Thursday at Comerica Park, getting a winning single from Miguel Cabrera in the eighth and a gutsy performance from starter Edwin Jackson.
Electric Edwin Jackson finds himself with Tigers:
When he checked his cell phone that night of Dec. 10, Edwin Jackson could see that this missed call was a biggie. It had come from Andrew Friedman, executive vice president of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Edwin Jackson dazzles against punchless Indians:
Cleveland -- Similar threats, different results -- but another outstanding pitching performance for the Tigers. With Edwin Jackson picking up where Justin Verlander left off, the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 Saturday night, their second consecutive shutout over the last-place, and looking like it, Indians.
Jackson fights off flu to stifle Mariners: Edwin Jackson, acquired in an offseason trade with Tampa Bay, threw a gem, allowing no runs and five hits in 7 3/2 as the Tigers won, 2-0.
Jackson shuts down Mariners in 2-0 Tigers win: Edwin Jackson baffled the Mariners again, allowing five hits while working into the eighth inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat Seattle 2-0 Saturday night.
Jackson shuts down Mariners in 2-0 Tigers win: SEATTLE (AP) -- Edwin Jackson baffled the Mariners again, allowing five hits while working into the eighth inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat Seattle 2-0 Saturday night....
AL Notes: Boston's Youkilis nearly hits for cycle: Boston Red Sox1B Kevin Youkilis fell a triple short of the cycle.Chicago White SoxRF Jermaine Dye picked up his 1,000th career RBIDetroit TigersRHP Edwin Jackson has a career ERA of 0.40 against the Mariners after beating them on Saturday.Oakland Athletics
Mariners shut out at home, 2-0: Mariners starter Erik Bedard matched Detroit's Edwin Jackson scoreless inning for scoreless inning up until the game was decided by a pair of throws from the outfield.
Jackson baffles Mariners to assist in Tigers' win: Edwin Jackson baffled the Mariners again, allowing five hits while working into the eighth inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Mariners 2-0 Saturday night.
Brandon Lyon plugs into Tigers'bullpen power:
Lyon took over for starter Edwin Jackson and punched out the Rangers with six consecutive outs spanning the seventh and eighth innings, keeping the deficit manageable for the Tigers to mount their comeback.
New reliever spoils new starter's debut; Tigers stay winless:
On a night starting pitcher Edwin Jackson was in complete command, the Tigers ended up losing anyway. Aaron Hill's three-run home run in the eighth off Brandon Lyon put the Blue Jays in front for the first time.
Jackson stars, Lyon struggles, Tigers lose:
Who's going to start the Tigers'first five games?:
The odds are it will go something like this: Justin Verlander on Opening Day, Edwin Jackson, Zach Miner, Rick Porcello and Armando Galarraga for the home opener.
Jackson wise beyond his years: Edwin Jackson already has a rotation spot heading into the season, and for much of camp, he has actually been the one Tigers starter with the fewest question marks.
Mets beat Tigers, Jackson:
LAKELAND, Fla. -- For three innings Friday, right-hander Edwin Jackson was perfect, putting down nine consecutive New York Mets in one of the more impressive outings by a Tigers pitcher during a 2009 Grapefruit League game.
Edwin Jackson sharpâ€”other than disastrous first:
Tigers have high hopes for Jackson's big arm: Jim Leyland watched his newest starting pitcher go to work Saturday as the Tigers convened their pitchers and catchers for the first official day of spring training. Edwin Jackson's opening act got a thumbs-up from the manager.
Leyland: Jackson'can be a horse': LAS VEGAS -- Jim Leyland was still somewhere over the eastern United States Wednesday when the Tigers added a bit of altitude to their pitching staff by trading for 25-year-old, right-handed starter Edwin Jackson.
For Joyce, trade to Rays'a dream come true': LAS VEGAS -- In acquiring Matt Joyce from the Tigers in a trade for Edwin Jackson, the Rays felt they got a young, left-handed power-hitting, defensively solid outfielder who could be a key part of their lineup for years."We feel,"executive vice president Andrew Friedman said Thursday,"like he's got a chance to be a really good player."And that's not all. Joyce, 24, is a Tampa Bay-area product described as a hard-working, easygoing, ne'er-do-wrong type with the potential to be a star.
Tigers acquire Jackson from Rays: Shifting gears in their search for a closer on Wednesday, the Tigers acquired right-handed starter Edwin Jackson from the Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce.
Joyce is dealt for Rays'Jackson: LAS VEGAS -- The Tigers extended their wild Winter Meetings shopping spree Wednesday when they made their second deal in three days, this time nabbing right-hand starter Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for outfielder Matt Joyce.
Rays send RHP Jackson to Tigers for OF Joyce: The Tigers acquired right-hander Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday for outfielder Matt Joyce, Detroit's second trade in three days at the winter meetings.
Tigers acquire RHP Jackson from Rays (AP): The Tigers acquired right-hander Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday for outfielder Matt Joyce, Detroit's second trade in three days at the winter meetings. Jackson is set to join a rotation alongside Justin Verlander, Armando Galarraga and Jeremy Bonderman, who had surgery in late June to correct a condition that caused a blood clot in his pitching arm.
Hot Stove roundup: Rox ready to deal?: The Rockies need pitching, while the Rays need a power-hitting outfielder. The Rockies are willing to dump Matt Holliday and the Rays consider Andy Sonnanstine and Edwin Jackson expendable. Throw in Carl Crawford and there is possibly the basis of a deal.
Rays rout BoSox, 1 win from World Series (AP):
They fluttered in and rocketed out: Three more homers sent sailing over the Green Monster, and Tampa Bay was on its way to another blowout in Boston. Suddenly, the upstart Rays are one win from their first AL pennant. Evan Longoria hit his rookie-record fifth home run of the playoffs, and Carlos Pena and Willy Aybar also homered off aging knuckleballer Tim Wakefield on Tuesday night to give Tampa...
Jackson likely off Rays' ALDS roster: Edwin Jackson was the odd man out in the Rays' four-man starting rotation for the American League Division Series, and Jackson said he was told that he will not be on the club's 25-man postseason roster.
Rays cut AL East magic number to 1 (AP):
The Tampa Bay Rays spent the night running around the bases and keeping their eyes fixed on the scoreboard. Tampa Bay beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-6 Wednesday, but Boston's win over Cleveland means the Rays will have to wait at least another day to celebrate their first AL East title and pop open the 200 bottles of champagne waiting in the visitors clubhouse.
Mohawk fever spreading among Rays: The Ed Hardy designer T-shirts came first, now Mohawk haircuts are becoming the rage in the Rays' clubhouse. First it was B.J. Upton, then Edwin Jackson, Evan Longoria and others followed. Now even manager Joe Maddon is on board.
Rays take series behind Jackson: Thursday's outcome -- a 3-2 series-clinching victory over the Blue Jays -- was all Edwin Jackson, who picked up his 11th win of the season.
Jackson takes shutout into 8th, Rays win (AP):
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The Tampa Bay Rays reached another milestone in their unexpected run toward the playoffs. Edwin Jackson took a shutout into the eighth inning, Cliff Floyd and Willy Aybar each homered, and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Thursday night to guarantee they will finish no worse than .500 for the first time in franchise history.
Rays chip away, defeat White Sox: Edwin Jackson pitched six quality innings and Carlos Pena, Rocco Baldelli and Ben Zobrist all went deep as the Rays overcame an early two-run deficit and defeated the White Sox, 9-4, on Friday evening.
Rays set team mark with 71st win: Willy Aybar smacked two homers and drove in four, and Edwin Jackson allowed just one run in seven innings, as the Rays won their team-record 71st game of the year with an 11-3 win over the Mariners on Sunday. Rocco Baldelli added an RBI single.
American League Roundup: Rays Top Blue Jays to Stay Hot on Road: Edwin Jackson won consecutive starts for the first time since April and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2, to complete a 4-3 road trip.
Rays sitting pretty after ugly win: The Rays' road losing streak came to an end thanks to their bullpen. Edwin Jackson pitched well for five innings, but the bullpen really helped give the right-hander a lift as Tampa Bay won, 5-3, against Kansas City on Friday night.
Rays beat Royals, end 7-game road skid (AP):
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Road victories have been rare for Tampa Bay. Edwin Jackson and the bullpen made sure the Rays got one Friday night. Jackson surpassed his victory total for last season and the Rays snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Rays, who moved one game in front of Boston in the AL East, won on the road for the first time since June 29, at Pittsburgh.
Rays 11, Royals 2: Edwin Jackson took a two-hitter into the eighth inning and Carlos Pena homered and drove in five runs Friday night helping the Rays beat the Royals.
Pena has 5 RBIs, Rays win fifth straight (AP):
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The Tampa Bay Rays surged to first place without the offensive production they're accustomed to getting from Carlos Pena. Now that he's back in the middle of the lineup, the AL East leaders are counting on him to help them stay on top. Pena homered for the first time in a month and drove in five runs Friday night, supporting a strong pitching performance by Edwin Jackson and pacing an 11-2 victory...
Teixeira's three homers carry Hudson: As expected, Edwin Jackson dropped his appeal and will start serving a five-game suspension on Sunday. The right-hander was one of five Rays who were doled out various punishment for their involvement in an on-field melee with the Red Sox on June 5.
Jackson drops appeal, starts suspension: As expected, Edwin Jackson dropped his appeal and will start serving a five-game suspension on Sunday. The right-hander was one of five Rays who were doled out various punishment for their involvement in an on-field melee with the Red Sox on June 5.
Offense carries Rays over Angels: Edwin Jackson exhausted his initial supply of runs, so the Rays simply went out and got him some more in a 13-4 win over the Angels on Monday night.
Longoria, Rays back Jackson in big way: Evan Longoria homered twice and drove in a career-high six, while Carlos Pena was a homer shy of the cycle, backing Edwin Jackson in an 11-4 rout of the O's on Saturday.
Rays-Red Sox series thumbnails: at Fenway Park Tonight (7:05, NESN, WRKO 860): RHP Edwin Jackson (2-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. RHP Clay Buchholz (1-2, 4.08).
Pitchers' fast starts can be false springs: Ervin Santana is pitching like Cy Young. Edwin Jackson has looked like a rotation anchor at times. Brian Bannister is doing his best Greg Maddux impersonation.
Jackson pitches gem in Rays' finale: Edwin Jackson took the mound for the Rays on Thursday afternoon and just kept posting goose eggs until the Rays' hitters finally broke loose resulting in a 7-0 win over the Mariners to end a four-game losing streak.
Rays 7, Mariners 0: ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Edwin Jackson allowed two hits in eight innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-0 Thursday to stop a four-game losing streak.
Rays Beat Mariners to Stop 4-Game Skid: Edwin Jackson allowed two hits in eight innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-0 Thursday to stop a four-game losing streak. A 15-game loser in 2007, Jackson combined on a three-hitter and improved to 2-0. He didn't get his first victory...
Gomes drives in four runs as Rays win: Jonny Gomez led the way with four RBIs as the Rays won their second straight over the Yankees, 6-3, on Saturday. Edwin Jackson allowed the Yanks just a single run over six innings.
Upton's blast stuns Dice-K, Sox: B.J. Upton, Edwin Jackson, and a cast of bullpen heroes led a 2-1 Devil Rays win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field in front of a crowd of 17,839.
Devil Rays beat Dice-K again: B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Tampa Bay beat Daisuke Matsuzaka for the third time this season, as the Devil Rays edged the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night.Edwin Jackson (4-12) overcame control problems to limit Boston to one run in six innings. He allowed five hits, five walks and struck out three. The Red Sox, who won the first two games of the series, stranded 14 runners in the game. David Ortiz walked and J.D.
Things looking up for Jackson: Edwin Jackson experienced the high-water mark of his career Saturday night when he tossed a four-hit shutout against the Rangers.
Devil Rays 3, Rangers 0: ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Edwin Jackson pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, sending the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Jackson, Devil Rays Shut Out Rangers 3-0: ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Edwin Jackson pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, sending the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night....
Rays roll to opening win in Arizona: Edwin Jackson gave the Devil Rays an improved performance, while Tampa Bay's hitters carried over their hot hitting en route to a 10-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday night in front of a crowd of 18,963 at Chase Field.
Jackson exits with finger cramp: Rays right-hander Edwin Jackson had to leave Monday night's game against the Diamondbacks with two outs in the fifth inning.
Notes: Jackson moving forward: Edwin Jackson will return to the mound Monday night against the Diamondbacks following his worst Major League start. On Wednesday night, Jackson allowed five hits, two walks and two home runs, and raised his ERA from 7.39 to 8.20.
Rabelo's career will be lengthy: A is for -- about face, but not the military term. It's all about Edwin Jackson's face after the Devil Rays starter got smoked behind the plate by an outfield throw in Monday night's game.
Twins vs. Tampa Bay series preview: THREE-GAME SERIES AT TROPICANA FIELD Today, 6:10 p.m. FSN, 1500-AM RHP Sidney Ponson (1-3, 8.44 ERA) vs. RHP Edwin Jackson (0-3, 6.10) Wednesday, 6:10 p.m. FSN, 1500-AM RHP Boof Bonser (0-1, 5.26) vs. RHP Jae Seo (1-2, 9.51) Thursday, 6:10 p.m. FSN, 1500-AM RHP Ramon Ortiz (3-1, 2.57) vs. RHP James Shields (2-0, 3.75) KEY MATCHUP B.J. Upton is on fire for the Devil Rays. He enters the series batting .365 with five home runs and a team-high 20 RBI. Upton went 2-for-2 with a double
Three hits for Cuddyer in rout: Michael Cuddyer had three hits and two RBIs, Sidney Ponson won for the first time in almost a year and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 12-5 on Saturday night.Torii Hunter also drove in three runs and Justin Morneau two for the Twins, who took advantage of Devil Rays starter Edwin Jackson's control problems to manufacture some much needed offense. Before Saturday, the Twins had scored 16 runs in their last seven games.
Howell, Jackson fighting for No. 5 slot: When Spring Training opened, six Devil Rays pitchers set their sights on the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Just over a month later, that number in contention has been whittled down to two: southpaw J.P. Howell and right-hander Edwin Jackson.
Notes: Fifth-starter race down to two: The battle for the Devil Rays' fifth-starter spot appears to be down to two candidates: left-hander J.P. Howell and right-hander Edwin Jackson.
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