Left-hander Jason Vargas peered toward the plate, wound up and delivered a fastball with total confidence, and Eric Hosmer took a massive cut with just as much certainty in his swing.
The Cleveland Indians took a marathon roller coaster ride in Arizona.
When a club is struggling to hit, as are the Kansas City Royals, it probably would prefer not to face a pair of aces in the next two games.
To add a player to the 40-man roster, the Tigers will have to drop one, obviously.
The Detroit Tigers took what manager Brad Ausmus called a “baby step” in the right direction Thursday, defeating the Kansas City Royals and snapping a three-game losing streak.
“If you’re managing a struggling team and you do something radical … you kind of lose some of the players,” Ausmus said.
Winners of seven straight and 12 of their last 16, the Royals trail the Tigers by just a game and a half in the division standings.
“I know this team is running a lot more,” Gardenhire said of the AL Central leaders.
I was sure this year’s version of the Tigers would struggle severely, at least early.
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