Video: Andrelton Simmons protects the Braves’ late lead with an amazing play at shortstop

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Andrelton Simmons kept the Braves’ lead intact with this ridiculous play Wednesday night …

That ended the bottom of the eighth inning. Braves closer Craig Kimbrel surrendered a single and a walk to open the bottom of the ninth inning but recorded three straight outs to close out Atlanta’s 3-2 victory.

Tigers sign Francisco Liriano

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Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Tigers have signed Francisco Liriano to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Liriano split time between the Blue Jays and Astros last year, putting up a 5.66 ERA in 38 games, 18 of which were starts, striking out 85 and walking 53 in 97 innings. He pitched two-thirds on an inning in the World Series, but overall it was a pretty substandard season. But hey, those innings ain’t gonna eat themselves, and Liriano will eat some in Detroit.

Not to speak ill of him: he is almost certainly the second best Francisco Li- player in the division.