The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
With opening day only two weeks away, Detroit Tigers starter Drew Smyly might have picked the wrong time to go into a slump.
Drew Smyly started for the Tigers and gave up five earned runs in four innings.
Ryan Raburn hits a two-run homer in the first and the Detroit Tigers go on to beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Jose Valverde and Joaquin Benoit allowed home runs after Justin Verlander scattered three hits over four innings and a Washington Nationals split squad tied the Detroit Tigers in a game that ended 5-5 after 10 innings Saturday.
Edwin Jackson agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with Washington, a deal that gives the Nationals seven potential starting pitchers.
Bryce Harper was the first overall pick for the Washington Nationals last season.
Jim Schwartz saying the other day that his QB has not started throwing a football yet, late last night Matthew Stafford tweeted that he has started to throw.
Jeremy Bonderman threw seven sharp innings, Miguel Cabrera and Brandon Inge hit two-run doubles and the Detroit Tigers beat the Washington Nationals 8-3 on Thursday.
Jim Leyland never believed that Ryan Raburn had forgotten how to hit. On Tuesday night, Detroit got an indication that he was right.