Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have gotten some relief help, acquiring veteran reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for Triple-A right-hander Spencer Patton.
The Tigers have won 15 of their past 21 games, including three out of four in this AL Central series.
Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday in what had been billed as an AL Central showdown.
After the Tigers opened the series with a 16-4 blowout Thursday night, Sanchez and Duffy waged an entertaining pitchers’ duel.
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When a Cy Young Award winner gets rocked for 10 runs, everyone takes notice – most of all the pitcher himself.
When a club is struggling to hit, as are the Kansas City Royals, it probably would prefer not to face a pair of aces in the next two games.
The Detroit Tigers took what manager Brad Ausmus called a “baby step” in the right direction Thursday, defeating the Kansas City Royals and snapping a three-game losing streak.
Anibal Sanchez pitched seven sharp innings, and the Detroit Tigers ended Kansas City’s 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Royals on Thursday.
“If you’re managing a struggling team and you do something radical … you kind of lose some of the players,” Ausmus said.