KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Only six years after they had the “best farm system of all time,” the Kansas City Royals see a bright future ahead for the upstart White Sox. Several current Kansas City players who graduated from that farm system and led the Royals to a 2015 World Series title and manager Ned Yost all said they’re intrigued by how quickly the White Sox have built up their minor league talent. Through four major trades and the signing of international free agent Luis Robert, the White Sox boast a system that features 10 top-100 prospects, according to MLBPipeline.com. Baseball America ranks eight White Sox prospects in their top 100. While the system isn’t yet ready to compete with the 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera had to leave the game against Minnesota in the fifth inning Friday night after taking a hard-hit grounder off the chest at first base. The ball off the bat of Robbie Grossman in the fourth inning took a big hop and bounced off Cabrera's chest. He was able to gather himself and get the out at first base on his own, and he remained in the game to finish the inning. But when it was his turn to hit in the fifth, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus sent Andrew Romine to take his place. Cabrera was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in the game. He started the night hitting .262 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs.
1909 — Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Dodgers struck out 16 batters in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1931 — In an 8-7 loss to Pittsburgh, Babe Herman of Brooklyn hit for the cycle for the second time in the season. 1947 — Jackie Robinson stole home for the first time in his major league career in the Brooklyn Dodgers' 4-2 win over Pittsburgh. 1948 — Chicago White Sox outfielder Pat Seerey become the first major leaguer to strike out seven times in a doubleheader. 1949 — Cleveland pitcher Bob Lemon hit two home runs to lead the Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Washington Senators in the opener of a doubleheader. 1968 — Hoyt Wilhelm of the Chicago White Sox passed Cy Young's major league