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@ Min
L 4-8
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@ KC
W 10-1
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Det 3 - 1 KC
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vs. CWS
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Tigers-Royals Preview

(AP) -- James Shields had his poorest outing of the season against the Detroit Tigers, while Max Scherzer's worst came versus the Kansas City Royals.

Neither of these staff aces, Shields in particular, can afford a repeat as the Tigers and Royals continue a crucial three-game series at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday.

The bulk of the pressure will be on Shields in the second game of the biggest series in the AL Central race after Kansas City (83-69) was crushed 10-1 in Friday's opener to fall 1 1/2 games behind first-place Detroit (85-68) in the division.

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Leaders
AVG: V. Martinez.335
HR: V. Martinez31
RBI: M. Cabrera104
SB: R. Davis33
W: M. Scherzer16
ERA: D. Price3.11
Saves: J. Nathan32
K: M. Scherzer237
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Detroit 8568.556-
Kansas City 8369.5461.5
Cleveland 7974.5166
Chi White Sox 7083.45815
Minnesota 6687.43119
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .279 (1)
Runs: 728 (2)
Hits: 1488 (1)
Home Runs: 148 (6)
Stolen Bases: 101 (7)
OBP: .333 (1)
SLG: .430 (2)
Total Bases: 2296 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.02 (23)
Runs Allowed: 667 (22)
Saves: 38 (17)
Strikeouts: 1175 (16)
OpBA: .263 (24)
OBP: .321 (21)
SLG: .403 (24)
Run Support: 4.77 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/10 J. Soria Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained left oblique)
9/6 L. Putkonen Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
9/2 B. Farmer Called Up from Minors
9/2 K. Lobstein Called Up from Minors
9/2 R. Ray Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 N. Castellanos Left foot soreness (day-to-day)
9/1 D. VerHagen Stress reaction in spine (on 60-day DL)
8/30 M. Cabrera Left game - right ankle soreness (day-to-day)
8/12 A. Sanchez Strained pectoral muscle (on 15-day DL)
8/11 J. Verlander Left game - Right shoulder soreness (day-to-day)
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