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    Wednesday, July 31st (All times Eastern)

    Washington Nationals (52-55) at Detroit Tigers (60-45), 1:08 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Gio Gonzalez (7-3, 2.97) Detroit - Justin Verlander (10-8, 3.99)

    (Sports Network) - Former AL MVP and 2011 Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander looks to pitch himself out of a current funk when the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals conclude a two-game set at Comerica Park.

    Verlander has lost two straight, three of four starts and four of his past six decisions. He has allowed 17 runs over his previous four outings and was hammered for seven runs and 11 hits in six innings of a 7-4 loss against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

    The hard-throwing right-hander, who is 10-8 in 22 starts with a 3.99 earned run average, will face Washington for the second time in his career and won the first encounter back on June 16, 2010, when he struck out 11 batters and permitted three runs with no walks in eight innings of an 8-3 triumph.

    In 10 starts at Comerica Park this season, Verlander is 4-4 with a 3.92 ERA.

    Gio Gonzalez, meanwhile, has struck out a season-high 11 batters in each of his last two starts and will get the nod for the Nationals Wednesday night.

    Gonzalez has recorded back-to-back no-decisions since winning four straight starts and hasn't lost since May 27 versus Baltimore. In a 9-7 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday, Gonzalez allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and his record remained at 7-3 through 21 starts with a 2.97 ERA.

    The left-hander, who is 3-1 in 10 starts outside of D.C. this season, will make his sixth career start against the Tigers and is 1-3 with a 5.33 ERA over the first five outings in this series.

    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was roughed up in Tuesday's 5-1 loss and he surrendered a grand slam to Alex Avila in the sixth inning with the score tied at 1-1. Avila crushed a fastball around his knees to the seats in right-center field for his first career slam, as the Tigers pushed their winning streak to four games.

    "I thought he pitched great. He just made that one bad pitch there," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said of Strasburg.

    Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez outdueled Strasburg and tossed seven innings of one-run ball for the victory, Detroit's eighth in the last nine tries. The Tigers are unbeaten (4-0) on their eight-game homestand.

    Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera aggravated an abdominal injury that sidelined him four games last week and was removed in the eighth inning. He felt pain when charging a slow roller by Chad Tracy and was replaced by Ramon Santiago. Cabrera is listed as day-to-day.

    The Tigers made a move Tuesday and acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brayan Villarreal and outfielder Avisail Garcia. The three-team deal was highlighted by Boston landing starting pitcher and former NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox.

    Detroit hopes Iglesias can live up to his hype.

    "This guy is special defensively," Tigers president, CEO and GM David Dombrowski said on the club's website. "Our scouting reports have him as an All-Star shortstop. I don't know if he'll be that or not, but some of our scouting reports do. But somebody that has seen him play just sent me a note that said, 'In all my years in the game, the only two defensive shortstops that I've seen that are better are Ozzie (Smith) and (Omar) Vizquel."

    Washington opened a five-game road trip on a sour note Tuesday and it was Avila's slam that spoiled it.

    "I pitched well minus one pitch," Strasburg said. "It's tough, it's baseball. I tried to throw a fastball away and it came back over, and (Avila) put a good swing on it."

    Strasburg allowed five runs total in seven innings of work, struck out seven and issued three walks in falling to 5-9.

    Ryan Zimmerman drove in the lone run for the Nationals, who had won three in a row and four of the last five games.

    With the MLB trade deadline set to close Wednesday afternoon, Johnson doesn't feel the club will make any major moves.

    "I don't think we are going to do anything. We didn't do anything last year," Johnson noted on the team's website. "We have the players we want here. We just need them to do what they are capable of doing. We're fine."

    Washington won both meetings with Detroit back in early May after losing the previous six matchups between the clubs.

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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!
      More>>

      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

      Updated:

      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>>

      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>>

      • Great 38More>>

      • 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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      • Cloudy and cooler in Tampa Bay

        Cloudy and cooler in Tampa Bay

        Friday, March 6 2015 8:04 AM EST2015-03-06 13:04:11 GMT
        A slow-moving cold front brings clouds and cooler temperatures to Tampa Bay. There's only a 20% chance of a shower.
        A slow-moving cold front brings clouds and cooler temperatures to Tampa Bay. There's only a 20% chance of a shower.
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