James Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in Kansas City’s 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night to give the Royals a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
Verlander (10-7) had not lost to the Royals since Sept. 9, 2009, but gave up six runs, five earned, on eight hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings.
Scherzer became the first Tigers starter to begin the season 9-0 since Vern Kennedy in 1938 by pitching seven sharp innings.
Guthrie (7-3) limited the Tigers to a two-run homer by Miguel Cabrera in 6 1-3 innings in helping the Royals to extend their longest winning streak since they won seven straight in September 2011.
Detroit’s Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby.
The Royals rallied in the ninth inning but the Detroit Tigers hold on to beat Kansas City 8-7 on Saturday.
A five-run first inning set the tone for the Detroit Tigers beating the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night.
The new chancellor of Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority is defending his record in the Kansas City School District after Missouri education officials revoked the district’s accreditation.
The man hired to turn around Michigan’s lowest-performing schools once led a district that wound up losing its accreditation Tuesday.
The Detroit Lions have put wide receiver Calvin Johnson and safety Louis Delmas on their active roster against the Kansas City Chiefs.