On August 11, 2014 — It looks like a passing of the torch in the AL Central. The Royals win their 8th straight in defeating the Athletics, 3 – 2, to move past the Tigers, 11 – 6 losers to the Pirates, into first place in the division. The Royals have won 16 of 19, and are adding strength to their line-up, as they obtain OF Josh Willingham in a trade with the Twins in return for P Jason Adam. The Tigers get additional bad news when they learn that ace pitcher Justin Verlander must undergo an MRI for “shoulder soreness”.

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