2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
45-55, 4th in AL Cent
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
10hDavid Schoenfield

Why the Rockies should trade for Alex Avila

Everybody wants pitching, but adding a great hitter could help too. Contrary to popular belief, the Rockies' offense is far from great, and they could really stand to upgrade at catcher.

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Emotions run wild on Wednesday (0:45)
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Hosmer's 5 hits, slam help Royals top Tigers, win 8th in row

Eric Hosmer matched his career high with five hits, including his first major league grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to a season-high eight games with a 16-2 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

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Benches empty between Royals and Tigers (0:39)
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Hosmer caps nine-run inning with grand slam (0:29)
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The impact pitchers on the trade block (0:49)
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Royals beat Tigers 3-1 for 7th straight victory

Whit Merrifield homered on the first pitch of the game and the Kansas City Royals led the rest of the way, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

ESPN Stats & Info

Trade deadline considerations

These three American League pitchers are rumored to be on the block, and each has very different financial outlooks that interested teams must keep in mind as the July 31 deadline approaches.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

This is what Justin Verlander told reporters in Detroit today about the standing ovation he got at Comerica Park: "There might be a fleeting moment where you say this might be the last time. But it's very fleeting." Verlander, who continues to be a part of numerous trade talks, threw 7 solid innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 9 batters. Detroit lost 5-3 to KC in extra innings. In his 3 starts since the All-Star break, Verlander has a 3.26 ERA.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers, who are trying desperately to turn things around, are actively exploring both starter and relief options. As ESPN's Buster Olney reported, they've also talked to Detroit about second baseman Ian Kinsler. But this appears to be more a case of Detroit trying to link Kinsler with reliever Justin Wilson and move a veteran salary. The Brewers would love to have Kinsler, but pitching is their main priority at the moment. Kinsler has a $10 million club option for 2018 with a $5 million buyout. If the Brewers were to assume that financial obligation, it could lessen the player package Detroit receives for Wilson.

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Iglesias, Boyd lead Tigers over Twins 9-6

Jose Iglesias had three hits, including a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh that led the Detroit Tigers over Minnesota 9-6 Sunday in a game that took 4 hours, 19 minutes -- the longest nine-inning game in Twins history.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.9628th
Quality Starts54Tied-3rd
WHIP1.4428th
BAA.27126th
Runs48011th
Batting Average.25910th
On Base Percentage.3319th
Slugging Percentage.42815th

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