Royals lose pitcher’s duel to Tigers

The KC Royals lost the pitcher’s duel to Detroit, 2-1. The Royals look to take the series on Sunday afternoon (the game will be televised at 2pm ET on MLB Network).

The Royals got their lone run in the ninth on a two out, solo home run from Lorenzo Cain.

The Royals offense was shut down by Tigers ace David Price. They did not get their first hit until there was one out in the fourth. It was a single by Mike Moustakas, but he was thrown out trying to steal second base to end the inning.

Commemorative Postseason Bobblehead #1 - Salvador PerezSalvador Perez singled with two outs in the fifth and then again in the eighth to lead off the inning. He played a nice game on his bobblehead night.

The Royals best scoring chance came in the sixth, when Christian Colon singled with one out. Alex Gordon followed and reached on an error by Price. However, Moose grounded into an inning ending double play.

Meanwhile, Edinson Volquez returned from his suspension and worked out of a first inning jam. The Tigers got a run in the third on a potential double play ball (that was thrown away by CC). The Tigers got their second run on an Ian Kinsler RBI single.

Overall, Volquez allowed two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. Franklin Morales allowed a hit in the seventh, before Yohan Pino pitched two scoreless innings.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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