KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There is a sense of urgency for the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals, who square off in a three-game series beginning Monday at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals possess the worst record in the American League, 21-28, after getting blown out 10-1 Sunday in Cleveland. The Tigers dropped a 7-3 decision to the White Sox at Chicago on Sunday and fell to 23-27. They are just above the Royals in the AL Central standings. If the two veteran-laden clubs do not turn it around soon, they could be sellers as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. "I don't really worry about that at all," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "I try to win every day. I come to the ballpark trying to win every
Royals starter Danny Duffy is expected to miss six to eight weeks after sustaining a Grade 1 plus oblique strain on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland. The Royals placed Duffy on the 10-day disabled list on Monday afternoon. Duffy suffered the injury while covering first base and tumbling to the ground during Sunday's loss. The Royals also announced Monday that left-hander Eric Skoglund will start Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers, making his major-league debut.
Clayton Kershaw struggled but the Los Angeles Dodgers still swept the Chicago Cubs in MLB, while the Milwaukee Brewers had a win. The Cubs homered three times against Kershaw, but the Dodgers still claimed a 9-4 victory on Sunday. Brewers pitcher Jimmy