Idle last night, the Tigers return to action this evening with the opener of a three-game series against the defending world champion St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park in Detroit. It will be a pitching matchup of staff aces, with Justin Verlander of the Bengals going up against Lance Lynn of the Redbirds. Coverage on 1450 WHTC is at 6:40 PM.
The Cubs slugged five homers among their 15 hits in a 12-3 win over the White Sox at US Cellular Field last night. The series on the South Side of Chicago continues this evening.
The Midwest League is at its mid-season break for its annual All-Star Game, to be held tonight at the home of the Kane County Cougars in suburban Chicago. Five Whitecaps are on the Eastern Division team: starting outfielder Steven Moya, reserve infielder Eugenio Suarez, pitchers Tommy Collier and Michael Torrealba, and infielder Dean Green, who was named but is not playing due to injury. The second half of the campaign begins for the Caps on Friday evening when West Michigan hosts South Bend.