Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland #10 makes the pitching change replacing Jose Alvarez #52 in the fifth inning during the second game of the doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on August 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Royals Blank Tigers For Sweep Of Doubleheader

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.

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Prince Fielder  of the Detroit Tigers looks back toward the field after being tagged out in a rundown during the 1st inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on July 20, 2013. (Getty Images/Jamie Squire)

Royals Edge Tigers 6-5

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.

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Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals slides into second past Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers for a steal in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers 3, Royals 2

Scherzer became the first Tigers starter to begin the season 9-0 since Vern Kennedy in 1938 by pitching seven sharp innings.

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Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers talks with Alex Avila #13 after giving up a RBI single to Lorenzo Cain of the Kansas City Royals in the third inning. (Getty Images/

Royals 3, Tigers 2

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.

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Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers. (File photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Tigers Top Royals 8-7

The Royals rallied in the ninth inning but the Detroit Tigers hold on to beat Kansas City 8-7 on Saturday.

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MLB Roundup: American League Central

Since Opening Day on March 30th, teams in the American League Central Division have played approximately fifty games, and already massive disparities have set in.


Miguel Cabrera is congratulated by teammates after scoring RBI. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Wallop Royals 9-3

A five-run first inning set the tone for the Detroit Tigers beating the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night.

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Brennan Boesch #26 of the Detroit Tigers (file photo Getty Images)

Kansas City 9, Detroit 5

Detroit tries to rally in the ninth inning but lacks enough offensive power as they fall to the Kansas City Royals 9-5 on Sunday.

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Ryan Raburn hits a grand slam for the Detroit Tigers against the Chicago White Sox. (File Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Royals 3, Tigers 1

Tiger’s starting pitcher Phil Coke had a good outing but it wasn’t enough as the Kansas City Royals scored early to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Saturday.

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Max Scherzer (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tigers Win Home Opener

Four runs in the first inning made the difference in the game, as Detroit takes their home opener 5-2 over the Kansas City Royals on Friday.

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