Austin Jackson doubled in a run in the fifth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to top the Kansas City Royals, 1-0 last night at Kaufmann Stadium.
A day after being scratched due to a sore right ankle, Max Scherzer ended up taking the mound, and threw four scoreless innings of four-hit baseball.
Luis Marte picked up the win in relief. Luke Putkonen picked up his first save.
Luis Mendoza allowed the one run in seven innings for the loss.
Kansas City ends the season at 72-and-90.
The Tigers closed their campaign at 88-and-74 and will face the Athletics in the postseason.
The Tigers will host the Oakland A’s in Game One of the American League Division Series Saturday night at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander will get the start for Detroit.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes