Do the American league teams have an atvantage because of designated hitter rule?
No, the national league pitchers have to bat and all national league teams play by taht rule and all American league teams have a DH
Why does the Silver slugger award given to the best pitcher in the NL and the best designated hitter in the AL?
The American League uses a designated hitter. Some exceptions: If an American League team plays at a National League Park (Yankees play at Shea Stadium or the new Citi Field against the Mets) then the American League team can't use a Designated Hitter. If a National League team plays at an American League Park (Mets play at Yankees Stadium) then the National League team is allowed to use a designated hitter.
Why did Trevor Bauer with the Indians bat in the American league game with the Tampa Bay Rays on 4613?
The Cleveland Indians' Trevor Bauer had to bat on April 6, 2013 against the Tampa Bay Rats because their Designated Hitter was Carlos Santana and they had to move him to Catcher because of them needing to remove Lou Marson, their Starting Catcher from the game. Because they had moved their Designated Hitter to a field position, that voids the Designated Hitter option for the rest of the game for the Indians so the Pitcher…