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Tigers Survive Rockie Visit, Take Opener Against Royals

The Tigers big winning streak came to an end over the weekend.  After going 12-0 on Saturday and Sunday prior to Saturday, they dropped two straight weekend games to the Rockies before heading to Kansas City for a big three game series.  Fortunately, they snapped that two game mini-skid and dismantled the Royals yesterday afternoon.  The Tigers scored two in the first then never looked back as they crushed KC 13-1.

A Man Apart rip

Miguel Cabrera had another monster game yesterday.  He went four for five with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs.  That pushed his batting average up to a league leading .378.  Curtis Granderson and Brandon Inge both had three hits while Gerald Laird hit the only homer for either side.

Lost in all of the offense was a fantastic start by Justin Verlander.  He gave up just five hit with eight strikeouts in seven shutout innings.  Zach Miner gave up the lone run and then Ryan Perry pitched a shutout ninth to close things out.

That gives the Tigers a four game lead in the AL Central and they’re the lone team in the division that doesn’t have a losing record.  Tonight we get a pretty good pitching matchup in Edwin Jackson and Zach Greinke.  Greinke has been the best pitcher in baseball so far this year so it’ll be interesting to see if the Tigers can do something against him.

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