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BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 02: Jason Frasor #44 of the Texas Rangers throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the sixth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Royals Acquire RHP Jason Frasor From Rangers

The Kansas City Royals have gotten some relief help, acquiring veteran reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for Triple-A right-hander Spencer Patton.

97.1 The Ticket–07/17/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 13:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers walks off the mound after being taken out of a game against the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning on July 13, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers Feel Good Heading Into All-Star Break – And So Do Royals

The Tigers have won 15 of their past 21 games, including three out of four in this AL Central series.

07/14/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 12:  Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 12, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Porcello Outduels Shields, Tigers Beat Royals

Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday in what had been billed as an AL Central showdown.

97.1 The Ticket–07/12/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 11:  Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 11, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Sanchez Helps Tigers Squeak Out 2-1 Win Over Kansas City

After the Tigers opened the series with a 16-4 blowout Thursday night, Sanchez and Duffy waged an entertaining pitchers’ duel.

97.1 The Ticket–07/11/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 9:  Pitcher Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of an interleague game at Comerica Park on July 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Scherzer recorded his 11th win in the Tigers 4-1 victory. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Scherzer Seeing Dividends From Tweak He Made After Debacle Against Kansas City

When a Cy Young Award winner gets rocked for 10 runs, everyone takes notice – most of all the pitcher himself.

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 22: Danny Valencia #19 of the Kansas City Royals steps on third for the force out on Dustin Ackley #13 of the Seattle Mariners on Willie Bloomquist's sacrifice bunt in the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Swept By Mariners, Now Face Dodgers Aces

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.

97.1 The Ticket–06/23/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 15:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers bats during the first inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on June 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ausmus Says Too Much Hitting Work Could Be Adding To Offensive Woes

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.

CBS Detroit–06/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 19:  Pitcher Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers delivers against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers End Royals’ 10-Game Run With 2-1 Victory

Anibal Sanchez pitched seven sharp innings, and the Detroit Tigers ended Kansas City’s 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Royals on Thursday.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2014

BOSTON, MA - MAY 18: Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Despite Another Loss, Ausmus Will Steer Clear Of Drastic Lineup Changes

“If you’re managing a struggling team and you do something radical … you kind of lose some of the players,” Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–06/18/2014

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