facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Royals defeat Tigers 11-8

The Kansas City Royals opened a key four-game series with the Detroit Tigers with an 11-8 decision at Comerica Park.
June 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM   |   Comments

Omar Infante went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI as the red-hot Kansas City Royals opened a key four-game series with the Detroit Tigers with an 11-8 decision at Comerica Park.

The Royals racked up 17 hits and battered the struggling Justin Verlander for seven runs in six innings en route to their eighth consecutive victory, though they had to withstand a six-run ninth by the Tigers that was highlighted by J.D. Martinez's grand slam.

Billy Butler added a three-run double and Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain each finished 3-for-5 with an RBI for Kansas City, which now sits just a half-game back of Detroit for first place in the AL Central.

Jason Vargas (7-2) did his part on the mound as well, holding the Tigers to two runs on seven hits through seven effective innings.

Verlander (6-7), on the other hand, was tagged for 12 hits to fall to 1-5 over his last six outings. The former AL Cy Young winner has now allowed five or more runs in six of his past seven assignments.

Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs for Detroit, while Victor Martinez collected two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.

[SportsNetwork.com]

Most Popular
1
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys
2
Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft
3
NHL Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Calgary
4
NBA Game Summary - Portland vs. Denver
5
NBA Game Summary - Phoenix vs. LA Lakers
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback