By Dave Hart
Royals 8, Tigers 4 – The Kansas City Royals scored four first inning runs and never looked back in Saturday night’s win over the Tigers.
The Tigers were led in a losing effort by Ian Kinsler with a double, home run and two RBIs while Tyler Collins and Cameron Maybin chipped in with an RBI each.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey was rocked, allowing five runs on four hits while walking four batters in 1 2/3 innings.
Detroit will look to win the series against the Royals with a win on Sunday afternoon.
Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (7 games behind first-place Cleveland)
3 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 74
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 80
Next Game: 07/17/2016 vs Kansas City Royals 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler 2B (18) HR (18) 2 RBI (55), Cameron Maybin RBI (25), Tyler Collins (3).
Pitching stats: Mike Pelfrey L (2-9) 1.2 IP 4 H 5 R 5 ER 4 BB 0 K.