The Tigers and Royals will play a game in Omaha ahead of the 2019 College World Series, an initiative that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says is good for the sport.
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Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Rougned Odor homered and the Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 3-2 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
The Tigers and Royals will play at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, on the week before the start of the 2019 CWS, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Combining performance so far with projections, we break down which groups of starters are elite and which are baseball's weakest.
Cole Hamels allowed four hits over seven innings, Delino DeShields doubled home two runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games.
Alcides Escobar, who has started every Royals game at shortstop for 406 games straight, will see that streak end as the Royals plan to start Adalberto Mondesi a few times a week.
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What Kelvin Herrera looks like wearing red instead of blue.
Buster & Keith Law discuss the Nationals' trade for Kelvin Herrera, discuss how Bryce Harper may be costing himself and more (1:51). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (24:42), and Ryan Divish with some "Inside Heat" on the competitive Mariners (28:59).
Bartolo Colon earned his 244th win, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night.
Landing Kelvin Herrera, perhaps the best available reliever, at a very reasonable cost is a great move for the Nats -- and they aren't finished yet.
The Nationals have acquired Royals star reliever Kelvin Herrera in exchange for three prospects.
The same three teams are at the top, but which leads the way, and how high did the resurgent Dodgers and Diamondbacks climb?
When healthy, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has shown that he is ready to rake at the plate. We project what he and other top prospects can contribute in the second half.
With several headliners bowing out, the best Derby showdown would pit mighty mites such as Mookie Betts against supersized monster mashers.
Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros won their 11th straight game, finishing off a dominant 10-0 road trip by rallying past the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Sunday.
Adalberto Mondesi is back with the Kansas City Royals as part of a roster shuffle.
The Houston Astros won their 10th straight game Saturday, with Dallas Keuchel getting three-run homers from Max Stassi and Alex Bregman in a 10-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals.
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler suffered a fractured bone in his foot while tripping exiting the batter's box and will miss at least six weeks.
Evan Gattis hit a go-ahead grand slam, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa also went deep and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on a balmy Friday night for their ninth consecutive win.
From a pair of top-five picks at the plate to an ace duo from Florida, these are the budding stars on display in Omaha.
Tyler Mahle allowed three hits while pitching into the seventh, Adam Duvall hit a ninth-inning grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 7-0 on Wednesday night.
Every club has someone whose performance has a huge impact in-game and on the season. Who's that guy on your favorite team?
Joey Votto hit a bases-loaded triple in the 10th inning after Billy Hamilton slipped out of a rundown, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Tuesday night.