At 40-56, Bo Porter’s team is six games better than last year’s team at the break, seven games better than 2013 after 96 games. The biggest reason why is the starting pitching.
Neither the Chicago White Sox nor the Houston Astros are contenders this season, but one has baseball's top home run hitter and the other features the big-league hits leader.
Former Kentucky first baseman, and current Astros minor leaguer, A.J. Reed won the Golden Spikes Award on Thursday. The award is given each year to the best player in college baseball.
Jose Altuve did his part Tuesday night to help lead the American League to a 5-3 win in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.