Following their off-day to start the week, the Royals took their seven-game successful streak into Detroit on Tuesday night time. Regardless of a improbable outing from Zack Greinke in his closing street begin of the 12 months, Kansas Metropolis coughed it up late and misplaced 6-3.
It was a fairly quiet night for each offenses. To start the sport, Greinke and right-hander Reece Olson labored with ease by way of the lineups. Olson, nevertheless, was the primary one to have a blemish on his field rating. Within the prime of the second, Kansas Metropolis broke the scoreless tie on an RBI-single from Nick Pratto.
Greinke’s night time got here to an finish after 5 shutout innings. Moreover, he allowed only one hit and one stroll — setting himself as much as seize his first street win since returning to the Royals.
Within the prime of the sixth, Kansas Metropolis gave him some cushion. Bobby Witt Jr led issues off together with his tenth triple of the 12 months and Salvador Perez drove him dwelling with a single to left.
Anthony Veneziano made his MLB debut within the backside of the sixth, but it surely wasn’t the prettiest. On account of a scarcity of command and expensive error from Michael Massey at second, the Tigers tied the sport on a two-run double from Spencer Torkelson. The double prevented Greinke from grabbing his second win of the 12 months.
The sport fell aside for the Royals when Taylor Clarke entered the sport within the eighth. Earlier than the scoreboard might even pop up on Bally Sports activities, Akil Baddoo demolished a go-ahead dwelling run into the seats in right-center. Seconds later, Parker Meadows crushed a solo shot to proper discipline to make it 4-2. Earlier than the inning concluded, the Tigers added 4 runs.
Nick Loftin added a run within the prime of the ninth for Kansas Metropolis, but it surely wasn’t sufficient.
The Royals, 54-103, will attempt to even up the collection tomorrow. Jonathan Bowlan takes the mound at 5:40 p.m. CT for his MLB debut.