Kansas City Royals
The potential tying run was on third with one out in the fifth inning, and Justin Verlander was suddenly in pain.
The Detroit Tigers wasted a key chance to move atop the AL Central.
Kevin Youkilis hopes the Kansas City Royals play the Detroit Tigers as well as they did against his Chicago White Sox.
Bruce Chen had already pitched out of trouble each of the first three innings when the Royals left-hander issued a pair of walks and served up a base hit to Alex Rios in the fourth.
Gavin Floyd is healthy again and hoping to help the Chicago White Sox get back to the playoffs.
This was not the way the Detroit Tigers wanted to head into their next series.
The Detroit Tigers know full well the importance of their upcoming weekend showdown with the Chicago White Sox as the teams battle for the AL Central lead.
The bad number for Detroit on Wednesday night was zero.
On Tuesday morning, Major League Baseball and ESPN agreed to a new eight year, 56 billion (that’s billion with a ‘B’) dollar contract to televise games into the next decade.
Some extended time off between starts helped Anibal Sanchez record one of his better outings of the season.