Tuesday night, it became apparent that the three American League Central contenders have the same trade-deadline need.
A starting pitcher.
In Detroit, Jacob Turner -- the Tigers' top pitching prospect -- surrendered seven earned runs over two innings in a disastrous outing against the Los Angeles Angels.
While the Angels were battering Turner, the Tampa Bay Rays -- with one of the meeker lineups in the AL -- scored three first-inning runs against Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin. He surrendered four runs in all and failed to complete the sixth inning in a 4-2 loss.
Earlier in the day, the first-place Chicago White Sox placed Gavin Floyd on the disabled list with right-elbow tendinitis. At present, their rotation includes two All-Stars (Chris Sale and Jake Peavy), two rookies (Dylan Axelrod and Jose Quintana), and Phil Humber, who has a 7.02 ERA since throwing a perfect game in April -- even after his win over Boston on Tuesday night.
Can the acquisition of one starting pitcher hel...