The Kansas City Royals are keeping the pressure on in the AL Central, and manager Ned Yost has no big secrets to offer about their impressive winning streak. You just keep playing good,” Yost said. Whit Merrifield homered on the first pitch of the game, and the Royals led the rest of the way, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:30 am
Theo Epstein’s embrace-debate management style means the Cubs are constantly running through different scenarios, trying to balance their win-now urges against what should be a very bright future in Wrigleyville. The financials, the human intelligence and the analytics are all factored into the equation, which leads to this question for Epstein’s cabinet: Is there a point where the Detroit Tigers kick in enough money and the prospect cost becomes so low that Justin Verlander makes sense for the Cubs? The Cubs haven’t definitively answered that question yet or completely ruled out the idea, a team source said Tuesday, cautioning that the defending World Series champs are still more likely to add a reliever before the July 31 trade deadline than acquire a frontline starting pitcher. “Always looking to make the team better,” manager Joe Maddon said before a 7-2 win over the White Sox kept the Cubs in a virtual first-place tie with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:48 am
The Detroit Tigers need such a major re-boot that prospects and financial flexibility are more valuable to them than the next two months and two seasons of a pitcher aging through his mid-30s. The Dodgers, Astros, Cubs and Brewers are among the contending teams scouting Verlander, who has full veto rights over a trade. All had scouts monitoring his start Monday night in Detroit.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:34 pm
Downtown Detroit is projected to enjoy $5.4 billion in capital investment between now and 2020, with more than 6,000 new apartment units, 1,200 new hotel units and 2.1 million square feet in new office space in development. The figures are from a CBRE Group Inc (NYSE: CBG) report that identifies job opportunities, a limited supply of the kind of real estate that’s in demand, and public and private investment as key drivers of development in Detroit’s core. Tech firms are behind much of the city’s employment growth, research coordinator Samuel Beck said in the report issued last month.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:40 pm
Michael Fulmer doesn’t mind facing the team that pounded him in his last start for the second time in a week. The Detroit Tigers second-year right-hander gave up eight runs (five earned) in a career-low 2 2/3 innings on Thursday, The rough outing against Kansas City snapped his personal four-game winning streak. Fulmer will face the Royals again Tuesday night, with the main differences being the venue and the momentum of the opponent.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:01 am
The Kansas City Royals are playing with confidence right now in the late innings. Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit consecutive homers in the 12th, and the Royals won their sixth straight game, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Six of Kansas City’s last eight victories have come in the team’s final at-bat, and on this night, the bullpen held off Detroit long enough for the Royals to break through.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:33 am