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    Thursday, April 25th (All times eastern)

    Kansas City Royals (10-8) at Detroit Tigers (10-9), 1:08 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Kansas City - James Shields (1-2, 3.00) Detroit - Justin Verlander (2-2, 2.13)

    (Sports Network) - A pair of strong-armed pitchers clash Thursday afternoon when the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals wrap up their abbreviated series from Comerica Park.

    Tuesday's opener of what was supposed to be a three-game set was postponed due to inclement weather, so the two AL Central rivals opened the series on Wednesday. The Tigers prevailed, 7-5, as Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez each notched two hits and two RBI.

    Omar Infante went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored for Detroit, which snapped a four-game losing streak and erased a 4-1 deficit. Miguel Cabrera recorded two hits, an RBI and a run scored, and is two hits shy of becoming the 30th player in franchise history to record 1,000 hits in a Tigers uniform.

    Max Scherzer was able to stay unbeaten (2-0) on the season despite giving up five runs and seven hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked three.

    Tigers relievers Al Alburquerque, Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde kept the Royals off the board the rest of the way with Valverde nailing down his first save of the season in the ninth. Valverde was making his 2013 debut for the Tigers and was welcomed with a mix of boos and cheers.

    "I don't pay attention too much to the reaction," Valverde said. "I think they were excited. But what I have in my mind all the time, when I'm running for the mound, is make good pitches, throw strikes, get a fly ball or strike them out, and that's it."

    Tigers veteran outfielder Torii Hunter was 0-for-5 on Wednesday and is still two home runs shy of 300 for his career.

    Detroit, which will also entertain Atlanta and Minnesota on its homestand, will send ace Justin Verlander to the mound Thursday. Verlander is 2-2 in four starts to go along with 2.13 earned run average and suffered a tough luck loss last Thursday in a 2-0 setback at Seattle. He gave up both runs and nine hits in seven innings with a season high 12 strikeouts.

    Verlander has dominated Kansas City in his career as evidenced by the right- hander's 15-2 mark and 2.73 ERA in 23 starts.

    Kansas City had won two straight and three of four games until suffering the recent loss in Motown.

    Eric Hosmer drove in a pair of runs, while Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar and Billy Butler had an RBI apiece for the Royals. Wade Davis was 2-0 entering the contest, but lasted only 3 2/3 innings on the mound and gave up seven runs -- three earned -- to absorb the loss.

    Davis wasn't able to hold on to Kansas City's lead as the Tigers scored six runs between the third and fourth inning.

    "I don't think the weather was any factor," Davis said. "I just fell behind everybody and didn't make pitches. And even when I did make pitches, they hit 'em. When you get a team like that, that can swing the bats well and you give 'em any opportunity to score runs like I did, they're going to do it."

    The Royals, who will return to Kauffman Stadium after this series for a 10- game homestand versus Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Chicago (White Sox), hope James Shields can pitch them to a series split with Detroit.

    Shields is just 1-2 in four starts with a 3.00 earned run average and did not figure into the decision of Saturday's 4-3 loss at Boston. He struck out eight batters, walked three and scattered four hits through six innings of one-run ball. The right-hander has fanned at least six batters in every start.

    Known as "Big Game James," Shields, who has won at least 13 games in each of the past three years, has pitched big against the division-rival Tigers. In nine career starts in this series, he is 5-1 with a 3.66 ERA.

    Detroit won 13 of 18 meetings with the Royals last season.

    04/25 10:27:43 ET

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      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      • Great Stuff

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

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      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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