Sunday Insider: Central Intelligence

  • Updated: April 26, 2014 - 6:55 PM
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Carlos Santana has not enjoyed a smooth transition to third base for Cleveland.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

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.

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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
Pittsburgh 0
NY Yankees 1 Bottom 7th Inning
Toronto 4
Philadelphia 2 Top 6th Inning
Atlanta 6
Baltimore 1 Top 6th Inning
NY Mets 3
Arizona 4 Top 7th Inning
Colorado 1
Tampa Bay 4 Top 6th Inning
Boston 2
Los Angeles 0 Top 3rd Inning
Milwaukee 5
Cleveland 4 Bottom 2nd Inning
Kansas City 0
Detroit 1 Top 3rd Inning
Chicago WSox 1
Oakland 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
Minnesota 1
Texas 4 Top 3rd Inning
Houston 0
Chicago Cubs 2 Bottom 2nd Inning
St. Louis 0
Seattle - R. Elias 9:05 PM
LA Angels - C. Wilson
Chicago 71 4th Qtr
Cleveland 87
LA Clippers 8:30 PM
Houston
Montreal 0 3rd Prd
Tampa Bay 1
NY Rangers 1 2nd Prd 12:47
Washington 0
Los Angeles 8:30 PM
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