Jeremy Bonderman was just what the Tigers needed. After an extremely tough loss - one in which no Tiger pitcher could get a Royal out, Bonderman came out and did the exact opposite.
Bonderman went 8 innings, allowing no runs on 6 hits. He also struck out 9 batters en route to his 9th win of the year. Esteban Yan pitched a scoreless 9th to close it out for Detroit.
Derrick May lost for the Royals, giving him 17 losses on the year, as he apparently attempts to challenge the 20-loss plateau, something Tiger starter Mike Maroth did last season. May didn't pitch poorly however. He allowed all 8 runs, but only 3 of them were earned. He also struck out 6 batters.
The Tigers were once again led by Craig Monroe, who continues his tear on American League pitching - and making a strong argument that the Tigers may not need to go out and find themselves a power hitting Corner Outfielder this offseason. Monroe went 2-for-3, hitting his 16th Home Run and driving in 4. Bobby Higginson, Carlos Guillen and Ivan Rodriguez each had 2 hits, with Rodriguez also driving in a pair.
The Royals didn't have much going at the plate - Angel Berroa and Dee Brown each had 2 hits for Kansas City.
The Tigers, again at 10 games under .500 at 64-74, now host Minnesota for a 4-game series. Mike Maroth faces Carlos Silva at 7:05pm.