AL Central at the All-Star break
Why they’ll reach postseason: The Tigers already have a 6½-game lead and have a starting rotation as solid as any in baseball.
Why they won’t: Too many defensive mistakes, an overworked Al Alburquerque and a struggling Joe Nathan.
Kansas City Royals
Why they’ll reach postseason: The offense will become reliable and James Shields will lead the rotation to a second-half surge.
Why they won’t: Down years by Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler will cost them.
Why they’ll reach postseason: Justin Masterson gets healthy and pitches like the staff ace he should be.
Why they won’t: Defensive mistakes — and there have been many — keep them around .500.
Chicago White Sox
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||2|
|Toronto - LP: M. Castro||5||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: K. Uehara||6|
|Washington||4||Top 9th Inning|
|NY Mets - WP: C. Torres||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: S. Cishek||1|
|Milwaukee||4||Top 9th Inning|
|Pittsburgh||0||Top 8th Inning|
|Seattle||2||Top 5th Inning|
|Detroit||5||Top 6th Inning|
|Philadelphia||3||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Colorado||3||Top 2nd Inning|
|Houston - C. McHugh||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - J. Shields|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - B. Anderson|
|Milwaukee||80||4th Qtr 8:35|