By Dave Hart

Royals 4, Tigers 0 – The Kansas City Royals scored three runs in the first inning, and shut down the Tiger bats on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertJ.D. Martinez’ double was the only extra base hit for the Tigers.

Detroit starting pitcher Matt Boyd took the loss, allowing three runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

The Tigers will look to even the series against the Royals onEye on the D Tuesday night.

Record: 54-58

3rd Place in AL Central (13.5 games behind Kansas City)

5.5 games behind Los Angeles Angels for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 65

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 57

Next Game: 08/11/2015 @ Kansas City Royals 8:10 p.m. @ Kauffman Stadium

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez 2B (21)

Pitching Stats: Matt Boyd L (1-3) 5.1 IP 9 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 6 K.