The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Tuesday night.
Johnny Cueto did not allow a runner past second base, struck out eight and walked none. J.D. Martinez doubled in the second inning for the Tigers’ only extra-base hit.
The Detroit Tigers have recalled left-hander Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo and he joined the club Monday for a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.
Justin Verlander (1-5) allowed two unearned runs in six innings. He struck out seven and walked three while throwing 113 pitches.
Following Saturday night’s 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers announced that the team will be recalling left-handed relief pitcher Tom Gorzelanny from Triple-A Toledo.
Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers held off David Ortiz and the Red Sox after that, beating Boston 7-6 on Saturday night.
A replay showed McCann approaching Iglesias in the dugout. Iglesias shoved McCann in the chest before being restrained by third baseman Nick Castellanos. Then the All-Star shortstop threw his glove.
Former Tigers ace David Price — who was traded just before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline — minced no words when he tweeted a ringing endorsement for McCann.
Cameras captured a dustup between Jose Iglesias and James McCann in the dugout midway through the sixth inning. Iglesias shoved his teammate before the two were separated.
Tensions boiled over in the sixth inning as the Tigers trailed the last-place Red Sox 7-2.