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Starting Nine: The Tigers are still really good

Many things are happening -- on Cut4, in baseball and out there in the rest of the world. Here are nine you need to know about today.

1. The Tigers are absolutely red-hot, finishing off a series sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night and extending their win-streak to 12 games in the process.


2. Although the Indians lost, they still made some eye-catching plays. For example, look at how flexible Michael Bourn is:

3. The Dodgers took their series against the Cardinals with Thursday's 5-1 victory, powered by A.J. Ellis' monster three-run homer:

4. Speaking of the Dodgers: Remember this week's 17 must-see Yasiel Puig moments? Consider this No. 18:

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5. What's that? You want more awesome moments from MLB's top rookies? Ask and ye shall recieve.


6. David Ortiz held a Red Sox fan's baby during the national anthem before Thursday's game. Awwww.

7. While Red Sox fans travel well, they also love representing for Beantown. Check out this fan's awesome Fenway-themed hat:

Fenway hat

8. Hey, if you need a cane, why not rock one with some baseball pizzazz?

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9. What's the song of the summer? Is it "Get Lucky?" Is it "Blurred Lines?" Alright, that was a trick question -- it's this dance video: