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Tigers-Royals Preview

(AP) -- The Kansas City Royals are running away with the AL Central, which means they're in the unfamiliar position of being ahead of the Detroit Tigers.

Though the balance of power in the division has shifted, Justin Verlander has reverted to vintage form, and that could mean a challenging series opener on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

With the AL's best record and baseball's only double-digit lead atop a division, the Royals (80-50) are poised for their first division crown since 1985 when they won their only World Series title. Kansas City lost 3-2 Sunday at Tampa Bay, but still has won 17 of 23 and is 27-10 at home since June 7.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Cabrera.358
HR: J. Martinez34
RBI: J. Martinez87
SB: A. Gose19
W: A. Simon11
ERA: A. Sanchez4.99
Saves: N. Feliz6
K: A. Sanchez138
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 8050.615-
Minnesota 6763.51513
Cleveland 6366.48816.5
Chi White Sox 6168.47318.5
Detroit 6070.46220
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .272 (1)
Runs: 567 (8)
Hits: 1228 (1)
Home Runs: 131 (14)
Stolen Bases: 71 (12)
OBP: .328 (2)
SLG: .428 (3)
Total Bases: 1936 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.61 (28)
Runs Allowed: 640 (28)
Saves: 29 (25)
Strikeouts: 904 (26)
OpBA: .269 (26)
OBP: .329 (26)
SLG: .443 (28)
Run Support: 4.39 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/24 M. Krauss Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
8/22 R. Wolf Purchased From Minors
8/21 M. Krauss Released
8/21 J. Valdez Sent to Minors
8/20 G. Knudson Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/20 D. Norris Right oblique strain (on 15-day DL)
8/19 A. Sanchez Right rotator cuff inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/4 M. Cabrera off 15-day DL
5/24 K. Lobstein Left shoulder soreness (on 60-day DL)
5/23 J. Iglesias Left game - left knee contusion (day-to-day)
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