Second baseman Whit Merrifield’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 5th inning scored first baseman Brandon Moss with what turned out to be the game winning run and the Royals defeated the
Tigers, 2 to 1, in last night’s opener of a three-game series in Kansas City.
The loss is the 8th in a row – and 21st in the last 25 games – for the Tigers……who are now just a half-game ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the race for the worst record in Major League Baseball.
The series continues tonight in Kansas City.
Jordan Zimmerman will make his final start of the season for the Tigers and the Royals will send Jason Hammel to the mound.
Game time is 8:15.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports