Ian Kinsler cleanly singled to right-center field to open the bottom of the first. Victor Martinez walked later that inning, but Detroit didn’t manage a single baserunner after that.
In 17 starts this season, Kazmir has a 3.16 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 96 strikeouts and 34 walks.
Hunter has proven he can still play in his old age also — the former Detroit Tiger is batting .259 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs for the second-place Twins this season.
When trying to improve your fantasy roster, it’s important to gauge which statistical categories can help you the most. If you’re last in batting average, maybe it’s not worth it to acquire a .300 hitter. If you’re in the middle of the pack in steals, it might be worth it to find a speedster for your lineup.
Victor Martinez and Jose Iglesias also went deep for Detroit, and Anibal Sanchez worked in and out of trouble for six innings.
Machado was selected an International League All-Star, and he’s hit .272 in 81 games for the Mud Hens this year.
We caught up with this year’s longest streak holder in MLB.com’s Beat The Streak game.
While waiting for play to resume Friday, some numbers to think about: The 30 teams shifted on 13,298 balls in play last year, according to Baseball Info Solutions.
One thing is for sure, it’s good to be the owner of a sports franchise.
Major League Baseball and the players’ association say they are nearing agreement on a new domestic violence policy.