Even the best-laid plans go awry, as the American League Central has discovered already this year. Each team’s biggest disappointment thus far:
Indians: No telling whether the switch from catcher/first base to third is to blame, but Carlos Santana’s awful start (.128 average, three RBI) leaves a huge hole in Cleveland’s lineup.
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Royals: They can live with the batting average hovering around .200, but Kansas City dropped Billy Butler to sixth in the lineup because he hadn’t hit a home run yet.
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Tigers: Alex Gonzalez drilled a walk-off single on Opening Day, but barely two weeks later, the veteran shortstop was released due to his terrible range and 5-for-30 hitting.
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White Sox: When Avasail Garcia was lost for the year, Alejandro De Aza was supposed to ease the loss. A .187 average and .244 on-base percentage entering Saturday hasn’t done it.
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||5||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|Arizona - WP: J. Collmenter||13||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: T. Matzek||7|
|San Diego - WP: I. Kennedy||9||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: C. Heston||1|
|Cincinnati||3||Top 7th Inning|
|NY Yankees||1||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Philadelphia||2||Top 6th Inning|
|Baltimore||1||Top 6th Inning|
|Arizona||4||Top 7th Inning|
|Tampa Bay||4||Top 6th Inning|
|Los Angeles||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Cleveland||4||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Detroit||1||Top 3rd Inning|
|Oakland||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Texas||4||Top 3rd Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||2||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Seattle - R. Elias||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - C. Wilson|
|LA Clippers||8:30 PM|
|NY Rangers||1||2nd Prd 12:47|
|Los Angeles||8:30 PM|
|Real Salt Lake|