The Detroit Tigers avoided a huge hole to even the series at 2-2, thanks to a shrewd move from manager Jim Leyland. He slid his struggling, young outfielder Austin Jackson down to eighth in the order, where he was finally able to relax and hit the ball hard. 

"I think after I'd seen a couple of pitches I was able to kind of just take some deep breaths and relax a little bit -- and not worry so much about the result, just try to get a good pitch," said Jackson.

The Tigers went on to win 7-3 as the series heads back to Boston.

 

The LA Dodgers weren't ready to go home yesterday afternoon, and followed the lead of Adrian Gonzalez, who mashed two homers, to a 6-4 victory.

 

The Warriors are talking extension with Andrew Bogut.

 

Tom Coughlin says he's not going to bench Eli Manning. Who'da thought that statement would be said out loud a month ago?

 

Greg Oden missed practice yesterday with a swollen knee. Looks like that comeback might be on hold.

 

Kevin Durant doesn't think analysts should rank players since they've never played the game.

 

Mark Cuban was found not guilty of insider trading, avoiding a $25 million fine.

 

59 percent of Americans see why the name 'Redskins' is offensive. 

 

Condoleezza Rice sat down with SI to discuss her role with the NCAA Playoff Selection Committee. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive noted that Rice will be a "terrific" addition.

 

Kobe sat down with reporters in China to discuss his trip.

 

Will Ferrell did his best Ed Orgeron impression.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Tyler, the Creator previews his collaboration with Fox called "Five Things You Don't Know About Me."

 

Drake shot a video for "Worst Behavior" in Memphis.

 

 

Killa Cam freestyled in The Backroom.

 

ScHoolboy Q discusses TDE's freestyle at the Hip-Hop awards, plus when we might see Oxymoron.

 

Snoop Dogg is changing his name to Snoopzilla for his upcoming funk collaboration with Dam-Funk

 

Angel Haze is on her "Worst Behavior."

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

Congress punted on the shutdown, keeping the government open for a few months longer until we do this again. 

 

Cory Booker won his Senate race in New Jersey fairly easily, winning 56 percent of the vote.

 

The World Health Organization published a report detailing how air pollution causes cancer.

 

A car bomb in Iraq killed 12.

 

29 million people currently live in slavery in the world. 

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

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