Tigers Rip Royals 7-1, Sweep Series
DETROIT — In the final installment of a disappointing road trip, the Kansas City Royals dropped to 10 games under .500 after losing 7-1 to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.
The Royals (37-47, 23-24 away) couldn’t generate any runs, and they couldn’t move any over either. Kansas City finished 0-1 with runners in scoring position.
The Tigers (44-42, 22-20 home) went 2-10 with RISP, but posted a trio of home runs that helped spell disaster for KC.
Shortstop Jhonny Peralta’s two run jack put Detroit up 2-0 in the second inning, but Royals catcher Sal Perez answered in the third with a solo HR to make it 2-1.
Delmon Young homered in his fourth straight game, and Prince Fielder hit a three-run bomb in the fifth to put the Tigers up 6-1.
Royals starter Everett Teaford (1-2, 5.60 ERA) earned the loss, giving up five runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking one.
Former Missouri Tiger Max Scherzer (8-5, 4.72 ERA) got the win, surrendering one run on five hits in 7 innings, fanning seven and walking one.
The Royals went 3-8 over their 11-game road trip. They now own a 1-7 record against the Tigers this season.
They will get some relief however, they have the next few days off due to the All-Star break.