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  • Drew Sharp: Royals are coming after Tigers' AL Central crown

    It is too early for division It's not a rivalry. Not yet, anyway. There is still too much goodwill. There's no reciprocated animosity. No thinly veiled jabs. No trash talk. There is too much genuine respect between the Tigers and Kansas City. Although...
  • Twins stay hot with 7-4 victory vs. Indians

    CLEVELAND The Twins' magic May shows no signs of slowing down. Minnesota piled up seven runs and 16 hits on Saturday and bulldozed another victim, this time 7-4 over the Cleveland Indians. They're now 8-1 in May, 10-2 in their last dozen games, and...
  • Escobar homers, Royals cruise to 6-2 victory over Tigers

    DETROIT During a pregame meeting with Jeremy Guthrie, hours before a 6-2 Royals victory over Detroit, pitching coach Dave Eiland did not broach the subject. There was no need. The Kansas City bullpen limped into Saturday's game, with only three of their...
  • White Sox tune out criticism while turning up music

    White Sox tune out criticism while turning up music
    It started out like a typical White Sox pre-game scene. Jeff Samardzija was playing classic rock on the clubhouse stereo Tuesday afternoon and Adam Eaton was giving his state-of-the-Spanky press briefing. The revamped Sox are one of the biggest...
  • Sanchez sharp as Tigers beat Royals, 6-4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. We'll see, Brad Ausmus said. "I don't know how much we stopped any momentum," he said on Saturday night after the Tigers beat the Royals for the first time this season. "We'll have to see how tomorrow goes first." And Sunday went a...
  • Price's complete game leads Tigers to 2-1 win over Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The horses were coming down the stretch Alex Avila stopped warming up to watch them but in right field, the Tigers' horse didn't care. Maybe David Price heard the Kentucky Derby announcer booming through the Kauffman Stadium sound...
  • LEADING OFF: Streaking 'Stros, Kluber goes, Price eyes KC

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ STREAKING 'STROS The surprising Houston Astros try for their ninth consecutive victory and 13th in 14 games when they host Seattle. They seem to have the right man on the mound, too:...
  • Royals blast Tigers in series' opener, 8-1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. � I'm excited, Brad Ausmus said. It should be fun, he said. But the first meeting of the season between the top two teams in the American League, the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals, was not exciting. It was not fun. The...
  • LEADING OFF: Jose Fernandez faces hitters; Royal-Tigers meet

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ FERNANDEZ ON THE MOUND Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is set to face hitter for the first time since having Tommy John surgery nearly a year ago. He hopes to throw 15 pitches in the session...
  • LEADING OFF: White Sox to play Orioles in empty Camden Yards

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ EMPTY STADIUM After a pair of postponements caused by rioting in Baltimore, the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play at Camden Yards in what is believed to be the first game...
  • With 20 hits, Orioles beat Red Sox, 18-7, and win three-game series

    With 20 hits, Orioles beat Red Sox, 18-7, and win three-game series
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter contends momentum in baseball is only as good as the next game’s starting pitching, and that doesn’t necessarily spur winning streaks. In their 18-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon —...