The Tigers winning streak came to a quick end at two games after a loss to the Royals in their series opener. Robertson threw three decent innings before the wheels fell off the wagon and he he gave up three in the fourth and three in the fifth. Give some credit to Jason Grilli though. He came in to relieve Robertson in the fifth and didn’t allow a single base runner in 3 2/3 innings.
The Tigers outhit the Royals 16-6 but they still got doubled up in the run column. Magglio Ordonez had his third four hit game of the season although he didn’t drive in a run or score. Placido Polanco had three hits and while Ramon Santiago went three for four with a run.
Yesterday, everyone was on top of the world after the blowout win. Now, with an Indians win, the Tigers sit four back in the loss column in the AL Central and for the Wild Card. Andrew Miller gets the start tonight and the Tigers’ hitters will face Zach Greinke.