Mike Maroth came out determined to put the Tigers in a position to get a win. Maroth did just that, giving the Tigers 6 strong innings to earn his 7th win. He gave up 2 runs on 6 hits, striking out only 1 batter, but most importantly, putting the Tigers in good position to get a win.
Darrell May ended up going the distance for Kansas City, but that also entails taking the loss. May gave up the 4 Tiger runs over his 8 innings of work, striking out 1 and walking 3.
The Royals were able to make a push at the end, getting the go-ahead run to the plate. Esteban Yan struggled to close it out, and the team did not have closer Ugueth Urbina available, after Alan Trammell used him for 2 innings on Tuesday night. Luckily, Jamie Walker was able to come in and get the final 2 outs to get his first save of the year.
For the Royals, David DeJesus had 3 hits, and Desi Relaford also had a solo Home Run.
The Tigers at 45-49 will try and get back to 3 games under .500 (which seems to be their glass ceiling) on Thursday afternoon when Gary Knotts faces Jimmy Gobble at 1:05pm.