Zack Greinke was on his game on Wednesday night. And unfortunately, despite pitching very well, Mike Maroth just wasn't good enough.
Maroth went the distance, allowing 1 run on 6 hits, including a walk and 8 strikeouts. Maroth now sits at 10-10 for the season. It's not a great record, but it certainly beats the 9-21 he finished last year at.
As for the Royals, Greinke simply couldn't be stopped. He pitched 7 innings, allowing just 3 hits with 5 strikeouts, all the while never allowing the Tigers to get a serious scoring opportunity.
Jeremy Affeldt finished off the game, pitching a perfect 9th with 2 strikeouts for his 9th save of the year.
Not much was doing at the plate for Detroit, as they managed just 4 hits, and no runs. Craig Monroe did manage 2 hits though.
For the Royals, not much to report either; although Abraham Nunez did driving the game-winning run (the lone run of the game).