Indians: Righthander Danny Salazar threw eight innings of one-run ball June 3 to lower his ERA to a league-leading 2.24, but the young hurler came down with shoulder fatigue after the outing and didn’t make his next start Wednesday. All signs point to him starting Sunday, but he will be watched closely.
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Royals: The Royals lost their seventh straight game Wednesday at Baltimore and are searching for their missing offense. They scored just four runs over a six-game period entering Friday. During that run they struck out 25 percent of the time. The Royals — known for putting the ball in play — struck out 15.9 percent of the time all of last season.
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Tigers: Outfielder Cameron Maybin recovered from a fractured left wrist during spring training and immediately energized the Tigers offense, as the Twins experienced last month when they visited Comerica Park. But the wrist is still sore and forced Maybin, batting .419 in 21 games going into Friday, to miss two games and take a cortisone shot last week. Detroit has to be worried.
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White Sox: How fast and how hard did Mat Latos (above) fall? The righthander had a 0.74 ERA through four starts and looked to be one of the free-agent steals of the offseason. But he’s posted a 7.25 ERA since then and was designated for assignment Thursday to make room for the signing of former Twin Justin Morneau.