In one productive day, Athletics general manager Billy Beane filled two important pitching voids.
Only Chris Davis stands between Miguel Cabrera and baseball history.
The mark is 61, no matter what the record books say.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
As we charge past the MLB All-Star break and look towards teams playoff runs, there are a lot if surprise teams, (Oakland, Cleveland, Pittsburgh) that showed us in the first half that they might have what it takes and a lot of teams we thought would be playing a lot better, (Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles Dodgers), that have some work to do.
Chris Davis cleared the fences twice, giving him a major-league leading 26 homers, to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 13-3 Wednesday.
J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones homered off Justin Verlander to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.
Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 20th homer to ignite a three-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got a strong pitching performance from rookie Kevin Gausman in a 4-2 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.