Tigers Can't Keep Pace with KC

If it wasn't obvious the Tigers were practically mailing in the season weeks ago, it certainly is now, capped off with the Tigers losing both games of a doubleheader to Kansas City on Tuesday.

Detroit Tigers - 67-84, 4th in AL Central
In the first game, the Tigers and Royals were knotted up at four runs for a good portion of the game, that is until the bottom of the ninth inning, when Craig Dingman gave up a walk-off double to Mike Sweeney to give the Royals a 5-4 victory. In the end it turned out to be a wasted start from Mike Maroth, who allowed four runs but just two earned in seven innings of work. Curtis Granderson went 2-for-3 with a run and a walk again hitting from the leadoff slot, while Brandon Inge chipped in with two hits and an RBI. The defense though was what really did the Tigers in, committing a costly three errors. More ugliness came from the second game, as another error resulted in another unearned run allowed by the Tigers in their 4-2 loss. Nate Robertson got the loss, giving up all four Kansas City runs in seven innings of work. Craig Monroe was the only Tiger to record a multi-hit game, but Vance Wilson was responsible for bringing home both of the Tigers' runs, first via an RBI double in the fifth, then from an RBI groundout in the seventh. The Tigers will try and salvage a victory from this atrocious road trip on Wednesday at 2:10pm when Jason Johnson faces Jimmy Gobble.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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