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Tigers vs. Royals: Kansas City ends season with a loss

The Kansas City Royals lost the final game of the season to the Detroit Tigers in a 1-0 defeat.

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Royals let go of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer

The Kansas City Royals have removed Kevin Seitzer as their hitting coach.

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Royals honor wounded employee

The Kansas City Royals honored Kauffman Stadium parking lot employees Wednesday before their game against the Tigers for their role in attending to a shooting that critically injured a fellow employee last month.

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Royals blanked in 2012 finale, lose to Tigers 1-0

The Kansas City Royals finished the 2012 season with a 1-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night in Kansas City.

A masterful start by Luis Mendoza (8-10) was spoiled as the Royals weren't able to manage a run on the evening. The righty struck out six and allowed just one run over seven innings of work. He allowed the game's only run when Austin Jackson doubled home Omar Infante in the fifth inning.

The Tigers (88-74) claimed the win after already clinching the American League Central title. Luis Marte (1-0) got the win in 3-1/3 innings of relief, and Detroit prepares to play the A.L. West champion Oakland Athletics in the first round of the playoffs.

The Royals finish 2012 72-90, just one game better than the team's 2011 record. Designated hitter Billy Butler closes the season as the team's triple crown winner, posting the Royals' best batting average, home run total, and RBI total. Mendoza held the best ERA among Kansas City pitchers at 4.23.

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KC pitching staff sets franchise Ks record

The Kansas City Royals' 2012 pitching staff has struck out more batters than any team in franchise history.

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Soria begins next step of rehab

Kansas City Royals' closer Joakim Soria throws for first time since April.

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Royals vs. Tigers: Game time, TV and more

The final game of the regular season carries no real weight for the Kansas City Royals or Detroit Tigers.

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'Our Time' is finally over for the Royals

A long season is finally coming to an end for Kansas City, and the problems the Royals have as we head into the offseason are many of the same they've had for quite a few years now.

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Royals players 'impressed' with Cabrera's feat

As Miguel Cabrera closes in on the American League Triple Crown, the Kansas City Royals can't help but marvel at the third baseman's season.

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Eric Hosmer likely done for the year

Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer's season appears to be over prematurely.

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Royals look to spoil Detroit's playoff hopes

The Royals can work to ruin Detroit's playoff dreams in the next three nights. Will that be motivation to finish the season strong?

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Lefty Bruce Chen to face Tigers in Game 1

Able to play the role of spoiler over the final three games of the year, the Kansas City Royals will look to left-hander Bruce Chen on Monday evening for Game 1 against the Detroit Tigers.

Chen was knocked from the mound in the seventh inning after allowing 10 hits against the Tigers on Sept. 25, but was electric against Detroit hitters the last time he faced them from Kauffman Stadium. In arguably his most dominant start of 2012, Chen held the Tigers scoreless over eight innings of four-hit ball to earn the victory back on Aug. 29.

Facing a hitting machine like Detroit's Miguel Cabrera however, Chen will need to be extra careful on Monday if he wants to snatch his 12th victory for the third straight season. Cabrera remains stuck in a tie for the league's home run total with Josh Hamilton at 43, but has knocked out three career bombs against Chen in his time with Detroit.

Royals
1. Jarrod Dyson (L) DH
2. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
3. Alex Gordon (L) LF
4. Billy Butler (R) 1B
5. Salvador Perez (R) C
6. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
7. Jeff Francoeur (R) RF
8. David Lough (L) CF
9. Irving Falu (S) 2B
Bruce Chen (L) SP

Tigers
1. Austin Jackson (R) CF
2. Omar Infante (R) 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B
4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
5. Delmon Young (R) DH
6. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS
7. Andy Dirks (L) LF
8. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
9. Alex Avila (L) C
Rick Porcello (R) SP

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