Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have named former major league catcher Vance Wilson as manager of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Two weeks to go in the season. The Tigers and A’s are settling into a heated race for the two-seed in the AL Playoffs. It also is beginning to look like they will play each other in the ALDS. How important is home field advantage in the ALDS?
Prince Fielder was thrown out at home plate to end the game, preserving Ervin Santana’s impressive outing and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 1-0 victory Saturday night over the Detroit Tigers.
They had chances to score and didn’t. And, they could have climbed in the AL’s wild-card standings and didn’t do that either.
Bruce Chen picked up Kansas City’s beleaguered starters with seven solid innings and the Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Sunday.
Scherzer (18-1) gave up two runs on five hits over eight innings. Scherzer and Roger Clemens are the pitchers since 1919 to have 18 wins in their first 19 decisions.
Cabrera leads the major leagues with a .358 batting average and 117 RBI and trails only Baltimore’s Chris Davis in homers.
Danny Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and beat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a combined two-hitter Friday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Prince Fielder homered for the first time in three weeks, hitting a two-run shot in the first inning to help the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
The American League Central often gets billed as a weak division. Not today.