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Taking BP at Sox park, Burger lives 'dream'
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On the day after Jake Burger was selected by the White Sox with the 11th pick overall in the 2017 MLB Draft, he received a call from franchise legend Paul Konerko.

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Putnam out 12-18 months after elbow surgery
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White Sox reliever Zach Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of last week, as announced by general manager Rick Hahn on Monday, and will be sidelined for the next 12 to 18 months.

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Ausmus isn't concerned with contract status
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Brad Ausmus and his Tigers returned home on Tuesday to Comerica Park, where he said for the second time in the past week that he isn’t worried about his managerial job situation. Ausmus also said that his job status hasn’t come up in his talks with general manager Al Avila.

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Mahtook's amazing catch robs KC's Perez
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After Tigers center fielder Mikie Mahtook made an at-the-wall catch on a deep fly ball, he returned to the dugout and hugged Justin Verlander. Mahtook thought he’d owed Verlander one, after not tracking down a ball in the first inning that turned into a ground-rule double. Now they were even.

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Miggy's blast rallies Tigers after KC's big 1st
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Miguel Cabrera’s three-run homer allowed Justin Verlander to rebound from a Royals rally in the first inning, sending Detroit to a 5-3 win on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

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Kennedy looks to keep trending up vs. Tigers
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Right-hander Ian Kennedy looks to continue a positive trend for himself and the Royals, while lefty Daniel Norris aims to help the Tigers secure a series win in Wednesday’s middle game at Comerica Park.

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Merrifield happy with Statcast speed rankings
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When Statcast™’s speed ratings hit Twitter on Tuesday, Royals players took notice. One who noticed the rankings was Whit Merrifield, who ranked the third fastest second baseman in baseball, based on Statcast™’s speed metric.

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Butera impressed by softball pitcher's riser
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Royals catcher Drew Butera got the assignment of catching famed Oklahoma softball pitcher Paige Parker last week, when Parker was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium.

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Royals' bats miss chance to rattle Verlander
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The Royals thought they had Justin Verlander right where they wanted him. But they missed several opportunities to punch a bigger hole in the game and that was costly in a 5-3 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night in the series opener.

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Strahm serves up costly HRs against Tigers
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Miguel Cabrera’s three-run homer allowed Justin Verlander to rebound from a Royals rally in the first inning, sending Detroit to a 5-3 win on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

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Quintana out to continue solid June vs. Yanks
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The Yankees will look for another stellar performance out of budding ace Luis Severino (5-3, 3.30 ERA) on Tuesday night as he faces off against White Sox ace Jose Quintana (4-8, 4.69) at Guaranteed Rate Field in the second of a four-game set.

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Indians place Jackson on DL with quad strain
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One day after it looked like the Indians had their outfield back in order, another setback struck a group that has been hit with plenty through this season’s first three months. Prior to Tuesday’s game against the Rangers, Cleveland placed outfielder Austin Jackson on the 10-day disabled list with a left quad strain.

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