Detroit Tigers Lose To Royals, 4-3
All three games between the Tigers and Royals in this three-game series ended with a 4-3 score. Detroit won the first two, and were making a sixth inning comeback when Mother Nature intervened. The Tigers had rallied and scored twice in the sixth and had a runner in scoring position when the wind and rain caused the umpires to call out the ground crews to put the tarp on the field.
45 minutes later, Miguel Cabrera kept the rally going and drove home the Tigers' 3rd run and things looked promising for a possible Detroit sweep. As suddenly as the storm blew in, the Tiger bats went cold again and Detroit would score no more. The Tigers outhit the Royals 10-6, but KC made the most of their opportunities. Max Scherzer took the loss for the Tigers, his record is now 11-7. Scherzer has run into some tough luck as of late, winning only three of his last ten starts. The Tigers are now 61-53 and still in first place in the American League Central division, leading Cleveland by 3 and a half after this afternoon's loss. Cleveland plays at Texas tonight, and pending the outcome of that game the Tigers could have a 4 game or a 3 game lead over the Indians. Detroit has an off day tomorrow, then travels to Cleveland for a 3-game showdown with their division rivals. The Tigers and Indians have 12 more games against each other this season, including 3 games at Comerica park to end the regular season. The Central Division title may not be decided until the very end.