Game thread: Detroit Tigers lead Kansas City Royals, 6-4

8:15 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit, WXYT-FM (97.1): Tigers wrap up long road trip tonight in K.C.


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Miggy has early lead in AL 1B balloting

Statcast measures the exit velocity, launch angle and projected distance on Miguel Cabrera’s birthday homer in the 1st inning against Rays Much like the Tigers in the AL Central race, Cabrera is hanging in there after injuries slowed his start. But in a first-base field without many fast starts, Cabrera is enjoying the benefits of being the established veteran and recognizable personality as he seeks his 12th All-Star selection and fourth start (he won the starting nod in 2015 but couldn’t take part due to injury). Cabrera, who has had close races in voting with Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer […]