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Miguel Cabrera reinjures abdomen, leaves game

Tigers star Miguel Cabrera, the AL MVP, exits early for second straight game after aggravating injury he initially suffered Thursday.

August 30, 2013
  • Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was pulled from his second consecutive game Friday because of an abdominal injury he suffered Thursday trying to stretch a single into a double.
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was pulled from his second consecutive game… (Julian H. Gonzalez / McClatchy-Tribune )

American League MVP Miguel Cabrera of Detroit aggravated an abdominal injury and left Friday's game against Cleveland after two innings. Cabrera, bidding for a second consecutive triple crown, also left Thursday's game after hurting his abdomen on an awkward slide.

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Baltimore acquired outfielder Michael Morse from Seattle for outfield prospect Xavier Avery.

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Cleveland traded for Arizona outfielder Jason Kubel; the Diamondbacks will receive a player to be named or cash.

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St. Louis acquired reliever John Axford from Milwaukee for a player to be named.

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Texas' Yu Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against Minnesota but gave up a tying two-run homer Chris Herrmann and a solo shot to the next hitter, Justin Morneau, and the Twins beat the AL West leaders, 3-2.

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Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz, whose 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use will end when the regular season does, is headed to the Arizona instructional league with the idea of preparing for the playoffs.

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Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow.

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Texas pitcher Neftali Feliz will be activated Sunday when rosters expand.

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