Mike Minor

Mike Minor

Height/Weight: 6' 4"/210 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: L
Born: Chapel Hill, Tennessee
College: Vanderbilt
Draft: 2009 1st round (7th pick) by the
  • The Canadian Press

    Detroit faces Kansas City, looks to build on Urena's solid performance

    Kansas City Royals (10-7, first in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (7-12, fourth in the AL Central) Detroit; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Mike Minor (1-1, 5.17 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 12 strikeouts) Tigers: Casey Mize (1-1, 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 13 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers +102, Royals -118; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Detroit heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Jose Urena. Urena pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on five hits with two strikeouts against Pittsburgh. The Tigers are 3-6 against the rest of their division. Detroit has hit 23 home runs this season, tenth in the American League. Wilson Ramos leads the club with six, averaging one every 10.2 at-bats. The Royals are 2-2 in division games. Kansas City's team on-base percentage of .311 is eighteenth in the MLB. Carlos Santana leads the lineup with an OBP of .352. TOP PERFORMERS: Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 18 hits and has seven RBIs. Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 19 hits and has 12 RBIs. LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .231 batting average, 3.92 ERA, outscored by three runs Royals: 6-4, .242 batting average, 4.71 ERA, outscored by nine runs INJURIES: Tigers: Julio Teheran: (shoulder), Nomar Mazara: (undisclosed), Miguel Cabrera: (left biceps). Royals: Jesse Hahn: (right shoulder), Adalberto Mondesi: (right oblique strain). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • MLB.com

    Rays vs. Royals Highlights

    Perez's walk-off single pushes Royals past Rays, 9-8

  • Royals beat Rays 9-8 on Perez's game-ending single
    The Canadian Press

    Royals beat Rays 9-8 on Perez's game-ending single

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Kansas City Royals avoided a sweep by topping the Tampa Bay Rays 9-8 on Wednesday night. Jorge Soler, Hunter Dozier and Carlos Santana homered for Kansas City, which trailed 6-3 heading to the bottom of the seventh inning. Scott Barlow (1-0) allowed Joey Wendle's tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth, but got the win when the Royals rallied. Michael A. Taylor sparked the game-ending rally with a leadoff single for Kansas City. Jarrod Dyson then came in to run, swiped second and advanced to third on Hanser Alberto's sacrifice bunt against Diego Castillio (0-1). Dyson then slid home safely on Nicky Lopez's safety squeeze, tying it at 8. After Lopez advanced on a groundout, Santana was intentionally walked before Perez lined a 2-1 pitch up the third-base line for the winning hit. The Royals have won 54 straight when leading after seven innings, the longest active streak in baseball. Wendle had two hits and three RBIs for Tampa Bay, which had won five in a row. Brandon Lowe hit a two-run homer during the Rays' four-run first inning against Jacob Junis. Tampa Bay right-hander Michael Wacha permitted three runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Austin Meadows' RBI double gave the Rays a 6-3 lead in the seventh. But the Royals responded with four runs in the bottom half. Alberto hit a two-run triple, and Santana connected for a two-run drive with two out. TRAINER’S ROOM Royals: RHP Jesse Hahn (right shoulder impingement syndrome) is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list Thursday. UP NEXT Rays: Open a 10-game homestand on Friday with a matchup with Toronto, with Tyler Glasnow (2-0, 0.73 ERA) on the mound for Tampa Bay. Royals: Begin a nine-game road trip Friday in Detroit. Mike Minor (1-1, 5.17 ERA) pitches for Kansas City. Cody Friesen, The Associated Press