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.
The Royals rallied in the ninth inning but the Detroit Tigers hold on to beat Kansas City 8-7 on Saturday.
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.
A five-run first inning set the tone for the Detroit Tigers beating the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.