Aug 29, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen (52) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Tigers Vs. Royals: Kansas City Takes 2 Straight From Detroit

Bruce Chen dominated the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

  • Live
7 Total Updates since August 28, 2012
  • Updates 6
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 7

Royals Vs. Tigers Final Score: Kansas City Pulls A Close Win, Defeat Detroit 2-1

The Kansas City Royals edged out the Detroit Tigers to win 2-1 on Friday night. Outfielder Alex Gordon hit a solo home run in the sixth inning off of Tigers starter Rick Porcello to give the Royals a 2-0 lead. The Tigers did cut the lead in half in the top of the eighth inning when shortstop Jhonny Peralta hit a RBI single off of starter Jeremy Guthrie, his only earned run of the game.

The Royals replaced Guthrie with Tim Collins and then Aaron Crow who stopped the Tigers threat and ended the inning with by not allowing any more runs. Kelvin Herrera then came in the ninth inning for the Royals and he was able to keep the Tigers off the board to earn his first save of the year.

Be sure to visit Royals Review for more Royals coverage, and head over to Bless You Boys for more on the Tigers. Also check out Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

Continue

Royals Vs. Tigers: Kansas City Sends Guthrie To Mound, Hopes For Sweep

The Kansas City Royals are looking for a three-game sweep against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. They began the series with a wild 9-8 win on Tuesday, then squeaked by the Tigers 1-0 on the strength of eight dominant innings from Bruce Chen on Wednesday.

Jeremy Guthrie will take the mound for the Royals. He had gone 22.2 innings without giving up a run until the sixth inning of his last start, Aug. 25 against Boston. He gave up four runs and eight hits in three innings the last time he faced Detroit, on June 17 as a member of the Rockies.

Rick Porcello will be pitching the Tigers, trying to avoid the sweep.

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT at Kauffman Stadium. It can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Be sure to visit Royals Review for more Royals coverage, and head over to Bless You Boys for more on the Tigers. Also check out Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

Continue

Royals Vs. Tigers Game Recap: Bruce Chen Dominates, Royals Win 1-0

Bruce Chen and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Wednesday night. Chen (10-10) pitched eight scoreless innings and gave up just four hits.

The game's lone run came in the fourth inning when Eric Hosmer hit an infield single to score Mike Moustakas.

Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez (7-11) pitched seven innings and gave up one run on seven hits.

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 on the night, accounting for half of the Tigers' hits against Chen.

Kansas City's Greg Holland earned his ninth save of the season.

This pitching duel could hardly have been more different than the Royals' 9-8 win on Tuesday night in Game 1. The series will conclude with Game 3 on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT at Kauffman Stadium.

Be sure to visit Royals Review for more Royals coverage, and head over to Bless You Boys for more on the Tigers. Also check out Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

Continue

Tigers Vs. Royals Score: Bruce Chen Pitching A Gem Through 6

Kansas City holds the edge in the low-scoring affair unfolding at Kauffman Stadium, as the Royals lead the Detroit Tigers 1-0 after six complete innings in Kansas City.

Royals pitcher Bruce Chen has given up just three hits to the Tigers in his start tonight. Chen has struck out three and walked just one on a low pitch total of 73 pitches.

The lone Royals run came in the bottom of the fourth inning, sparked by third baseman Mike Moustakas. Moustakas hit his 27th double of the year, advanced to third on a ground-out, then scored on an Eric Hosmer infield single.

Chen looks to even his season record at 10-10 if the Royals can keep the lead, while a Royals win would mark a series win in the three-game set with Detroit.

Alcides Escobar is 2-3 on the night for the Royals. Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson holds two of Detroit's three hits.

For more on the Royals, visit Royals Review, and stay tuned to Baseball Nation for all MLB news.

Continue

Tigers Vs. Royals Final Score: Kansas City Wins Wild Game Over Detroit, 9-8

The Royals pounded Detroit ace Justin Verlander for a whopping eight runs on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, as Kansas City narrowly held on late for a 9-8 victory in a wildly entertaining game.

Royals starter Luis Mendoza served up three runs to the Tigers in the first inning and appeared out of sorts, but was quickly staked to a 7-3 advantage after a series of base hits off of Verlander. Along with a 3-for-4 performance from Billy Butler and a 3-for-5 night from third baseman Mike Moustakas to power the offense, the Royals also picked up a pair of doubles from red-hot outfielder Alex Gordon.

Gordon, who is now hitting .297 on the season after starting off the first two months with a .237 mark, has now recorded multi-hit performances in each of his last five games. Looking to keep things going in the series, the Royals will send right-hander Bruce Chen to the mound on Wednesday to face Detroit's Anibal Sanchez.

Be sure to visit Royals Review for more Royals coverage, and head over to Bless You Boys for more on the Tigers. Also check out Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

Continue

Royals Vs. Tigers: Starting Lineups For Game 1

Game 1 of the series between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers will be one of the toughest pitching matchups the Royals have seen in a while, with Justin Verlander on the mound for the Tigers facing off against Luis Mendoza. The Royals will have their hands full, with the Tigers putting out a strong hitting lineup on Tuesday as well.

Here are the starting lineups for the Royals and Tigers for Tuesday night:

Kansas City Royals:
1. Jarrod Dyson CF
2. Alcides Escobar SS
3. Alex Gordon LF
4. Billy Butler DH
5. Salvador Perez C
6. Mike Moustakas 3B
7. Jeff Francoeur RF
8. Eric Hosmer 1B
9. Johnny Giavotella 2B
Luis Mendoza P

Detroit Tigers:
1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Andy Dirks RF
3. Miguel Cabrera 3B
4. Prince Fielder 1B
5. Delmon Young DH
6. Alex Avila C
7. Jhonny Peralta SS
8. Omar Infante 2B
9. Quintin Berry LF
Justin Verlander P

For more on the Kansas City Royals, check out Royals Review. Detroit Tigers news and info can be found at Bless You Boys, and all your MLB news and info is available at Baseball Nation.

Continue

Tigers Vs. Royals: Luis Mendoza Hopes KC Can Start Series On Right Foot

Luis Mendoza has the tough task of facing Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.