Kansas City Royals
“If you’re managing a struggling team and you do something radical … you kind of lose some of the players,” Ausmus said.
The Kansas City Royals won their 10th straight game, extending the team’s best streak in 20 years when Jeremy Guthrie pitched impressively into the seventh inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Wednesday.
When Chad Smith blew out his elbow on a ninth-inning first-pitch slider against Oregon on April 17, 2011, everything changed.
In an unprecedented turn of events, the starting rotation that made Detroit so formidable has recently hurt the team more than helped it.
Ausmus, however, said the core muscle repair surgery Verlander underwent in January could be affecting the ace in another way.
Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander did not blame fans for booing him Monday night.
The jeers kept coming in the next inning when Kansas City scored four runs — one earned — on four hits and two errors off Evan Reed.
The 38-year-old Hunter has played in 60 of 66 games this season, hitting .266 with nine homers and 35 RBIs for the Tigers.
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.
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