AL Central News and Rumors
TV Sports: As Royals Fever Lifts Ratings, Announcers Enjoy the Buzznytimes.com 4 hours agoKansas City has fallen in love with its baseball team again, and while the announcers said they were never overwhelmed by the team’s drought, they welcome the winning.Share TweetMLB.com 5 hours agoChicago ace Chris Sale was dominant, spoiling Orioles rookie Tyler Wilson's impressive first Major League start and striking out 12 in the White Sox 3-2 Game 1 win over Baltimore on Thursday afternoon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Share Tweet
Wilson deals, duels in promising first MLB startMLB.com 5 hours agoRookie Tyler Wilson had an impressive first career Major League start. Wilson -- ranked by MLB.com as the Orioles' No. 8 prospect and recalled from Triple-A before the game -- went six solid innings, allowing two runs on five hits in the Orioles' 3-2 lo…Share Tweet
Chisox Beat Orioles in Doubleheader Opener Caused by Riotsnytimes.com 6 hours agoChris Sale struck out 12 over 7 2-3 shutout innings and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Orioles 3-2 Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader caused by rioting in Baltimore last month.Share Tweet
Struggles behind him, Moose can let looseMLB.com 7 hours agoIt's been an incredible turnaround for Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. A year after his demotion, Moustakas is on top of the world, hitting .329 with a whopping .876 OPS.Share Tweet
Pipeline Inbox: White Sox eyeing arm at No. 8?MLB.com 11 hours agoWill the White Sox go for a college arm with the No. 8 pick? Will the Yankees target pitchers early in the upcoming Draft? Reporter Jim Callis answers these questions and more from fans.Share Tweet
Paul Molitor has surprising Twins in tie for first in tough AL Centralyahoo.com 12 hours agoYou could make a pretty good case that the AL Central is toughest division in baseball right now. You’ve got the Tigers, a perennial powerhouse who have won the division four years in a row. You’ve got the Royals, the defending American League champions…Share Tweet
Machado gets first Major League hitTigers shortstop Dixon Machado practiced his first major-league hit before actually accomplishing it in a game that counted. Machado lined a solid single into left field with two outs in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday against Athletics closer Sea…Share TweetLeft-hander Scott Kazmir exited Wednesday's start against the Tigers after three no-hit innings with left shoulder tightness, and the A's are holding out hope the All-Star pitcher is not their next disabled list victim.Share Tweet
Cespedes' homer gives Tigers series win over A'sTigers slugger Yoenis Cespedes blasted a three-run home run at his old stomping grounds Wednesday afternoon, leading Detroit to a series-winning 3-2 victory over his former A's club at the Coliseum.Share TweetCleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles is touched by the show of support he's getting from teammates for his 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia this month.Share TweetAlex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.Share Tweet
Santana, Carrasco Lead Indians Past Rangers 12-3nytimes.com May 27 (yesterday)Carlos Santana capped and eight-run third inning with a three-run homer, leading the Cleveland Indians past Texas 12-3 on Wednesday to end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak.Share TweetDavid Price pitched seven shutout innings and the Tigers took advantage of an early A's error to claim a 1-0 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday night.Share TweetJosh Donaldson hit a walkoff three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 10-9 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.Share TweetESPN.com May 27 (yesterday)With a chance to sweep Royals, Yankees have five signs of hopeShare Tweet
Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' WinMar 6The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
Royals Injury UpdateMar 4ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell discusses Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's recovery from offseason wrist surgery and pitcher Luke Hochevar's recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Price Excited For 2015 SeasonMar 3Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
Cabrera, Tigers Focused On TitleMar 3Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.
Room to improveMay 28J.A. Adande writes that in fairy tales, the magical ride ends with a parade. But in Golden State's reality, it still has to face the big bad wolf.
2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors can't rely on this formula to be…May 28Stephen Curry and the Warriors just went through a right of passage worth celebrating, but they still have to prove they're ready for the next step against LeBron James.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry to wear arm sleeve in Game 5May 27Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to wear a sleeve on his right arm in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night to protect an elbow injury he received in his Game 4 fall.
2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets jolted and prim…May 27Houston thrives on the edge, and Golden State got a wake-up call with Stephen Curry's spill. Will it all add up to a performance worthy of the West finals?