By Dave Hart
Royals 2, Tigers 1 (13 inn) – Cheslor Cuthbert’s RBI single in the 13th inning paced the Kansas City Royals over the Tigers on Sunday night.
Kansas City tied the game in the fifth inning on an RBI groundout by Brett Eibner before the Royals won the game in extra innings.
Salvador Perez paced the Royals with two hits while Alcides Escobar and Paulo Orlando each doubled.
Tigers’ starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann took a no-decision, allowing one run on four hits while striking out five batters in eight innings.
The Tigers are now 34-35 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit will return home for nine games in the next ten days starting Monday night against the Seattle Mariners.
3rd Place in AL Central Division (4.5 games behind first-place Cleveland)
4 games behind Kansas City for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 98
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 97
Next Game: 06/20/2016 vs. Seattle Mariners 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Stephen Moya HR (1) RBI (3), Cameron Maybin SB (8).
Pitching stats: Kyle Ryan L (1-2) .1 IP 2 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 0 K, Jordan Zimmermann 8 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 5 K.