By Dave Hart

Royals 15, Tigers 7 – The Tigers’ pitchers continued their struggles, giving up 15 runs in Thursday nights loss to the Kansas City Royals.

LSJ Logo incertNick Castellanos led the Tiger offense with two doubles and three RBIs, while Anthony Gose led off the game with a home run.

Detroit starting pitcher Matt Boyd was rocked in one inning, allowing six runs on seven hits while walking two batters.

Tigers’ reliever Kyle Ryan took the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.Eye on the D

The Tigers will head home to start a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians starting Friday night.

Record: 61-72

5th Place in AL Central (21 games behind Kansas City)

9 games behind Texas for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 51

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 40

Next Game: 09/04/2015 vs Cleveland Indians 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Anthony Gose HR (5) RBI (24) SB (20), Nick Castellanos 2 2B (22) 3 RBI (66), Tyler Collins 2B (8) RBI (13), James McCann 2 RBI (32), Miguel Cabrera 2B (26), Ian Kinsler 2B (33), J.D. Martinez SB (3).

Pitching Stats: Kyle Ryan L (1-3) 4.2 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 2 K, Matt Boyd 1 IP 7 H 6 R 6 ER 2 BB 0 K.