Swept by Kansas City? Season Crashing Down

Getting swept over a four game series is never a good thing, no matter the situation you may be in. However, it's a bit easier to swallow when it comes against the hottest team in baseball or the team with the best record in the American League. But the Tigers reached a new low when Kansas City completed the sweep on Wednesday.

Detroit Tigers - 67-85, 4th in AL Central
Things just seem to keep getting worse for the Tigers, as they capped off their road trip with making it a clean sweep for Kansas City in their come-from-behind 4-3 victory. The Tigers headed into the ninth with a slim one run lead, but Fernando Rodney was unable to stop the mighty Royals, as a walk and three hits resulted in two runs that gave Kansas City the victory. It was yet another wasted start, this one from Jason Johnson, who allowed two runs on five hits in six innings. The lone bright spots for the Tigers were three hits for Placido Polanco, as well as a solo home run each from the Tigers' two top youngsters; Chris Shelton and Curtis Granderson. The Tigers get a day off to re-group, but are now at a point where they'll have win six of their final ten games just to pull off a record better than what they put up in 2004.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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