The Royals rained on the Tigers parade for the second straight game as they did just enough to get Justin Verlander out after six innings to they could touch up the bullpen. Verlander was sharp, and he gave up just a run on six hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in six innings, but when he left, it was 1-0 game and Bobby Seay was gaave up a run in the seventh and Fernando Rodney was knocked around for three runs in the eighth to put this one out of reach. Verlander took the loss and he fell to 16-8.
The Tigers didn’t score their run until the ninth when Al Avila drove home Miguel Cabrera with a sac. fly. Carlos Guillen doubled and drew a walk while Clete Thomas doubled but struck out three times.
The Twins and White Sox both won so we didn’t get a break there. This afternoon, it’ll be Jarrod Washburn against Lenny DiNardo.