Compared with Sano’s early swings, Judge looked like a fountain of energy and got the win fairly quickly with a bomb to center field for his 11th dinger. He was the odds-on favorite to take the crown, and he made good on those expectations.
Harry Carson Authentic Jersey Here’s who everyone wanted to see. And he hit one 500 feet. That’s decent for a rookie. And then he hit the roof. That generally doesn’t happen. And he finished with 23 to knock off Bour. Of course he did. He’s an 11-foot-fall super human. (Wait, being told now he’s not actually 11 feet tall. He’s 9-7. Nine feet, seven inches is what I’m told.)
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All eyes are are on a quality group of starting pitchers: the A’s Sonny Gray, the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole, the White Sox’s Jose Quintana and the Tigers’ Justin Verlander.
Earlier reports said Verlander could hit the trade market in the coming weeks. In order for that to happen, Verlander must waive his 10-and-5 rights. The Cubs and Tigers have been engaging in talks, according to reports, but the Cubs seemingly are not willing to take on Verlander’s contract.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, what will the Royals do? With some key players — Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar — eyeing free agency after the season, could the 2015 World Series champs blow it all up and go back to Square 1?
After his latest offensive outburst, Springer is batting .307 with 27 home runs and 60 RBIs already this season. He has recorded 22 multi-hit games since May 26 and is the first leadoff hitter in history to hit 27 home runs before the All-Star break.