Mike Maroth didn't have his best start of the year, but he certainly didn't pitch poorly. Over 6 1/3 innings, he gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on on 9 hits, walking 1 and striking out 2. He left the game with the Tigers in a hole, but the bullpen couldn't even keep them within shouting distance, as Craig Dingman allowed another run after relieving Maroth, and then Ugueth Urbina got beat up for 3 runs in the 8th inning.
The Royals on the other hand had no such problems. Starter Jimmy Gobble went 6 2/3 innings, but only allowed 1 run on 4 hits. Then, Nate Field relieved him, pitching the final 2 1/3 innings without allowing a hit to get his 2nd save of the year.
With only 4 hits, the Tigers obviously had little going offensively. C Ivan Rodriguez had the Tigers only RBI, on a double to left that scored Brandon Inge. The Royals meanwhile got contributions from almost everyone in the lineup. Carlos Beltran launched a 2-run Home Run, and Mike Sweeney had a 3-run bomb off Urbina in the 8th. Joe Randa and Angel Berroa each had 2 hits and an RBI as well.