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Tigers try to end four-game skid vs. struggling Royals

Aug 29, 2008 - 10:38 AM Kansas City (56-77) at Detroit (64-69), 7:05 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Tigers hope to snap a four-game losing streak when they kick off a seven-game homestand against the Kansas City Royals on Friday.

Expected to compete for a title after the acquisition of Miguel Cabrera in the offseason, the Tigers have struggled through most of the campaign. Detroit was just swept by the Cleveland Indians and has posted a 9-16 record this month.

Zach Miner (7-4, 3.61 ERA) will hope for a repeat performance of his last start when the Tigers defeated Kyle Davies and the Royals, 4-0, on Saturday.

Miner, who is 4-1 since his stint with Class AAA Toledo in July, pitched seven outstanding innings in that contest - Detroit's last win. The righthander gave up three hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

Kansas City is hoping Davies (5-5, 4.81) can help it avoid a fourth straight loss. The 24-year-old righthander, who has lost each of his last three starts, gave up four runs over six frames in his head-to-head showdown with Miner.

A dropped pop-up cost the Royals on Wednesday as they suffered a 3-2 setback to the Texas Rangers.

With the game tied at 2-2, Kansas City starter Brian Bannister dropped Joaquin Arias' two-out pop-up in the seventh inning, allowing Jarrod Saltalamacchia to score from second base.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 11 1
    DETROIT 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 x 6 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: KAN - KYLE DAVIES, KIP WELLS (5TH), LEO NUNEZ (7TH), ROBINSON TEJEDA
    (8TH) AND JOHN BUCK
    DET - ZACH MINER, BOBBY SEAY (7TH), GARY GLOVER (7TH),
    KYLE FARNSWORTH (8T

    Aug 29 9:59 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ALBERTO CALLASPO SCORED JOHN BUCK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A CALLASPO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3
    DETROIT 6 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: D DEJESUS (.292, 2-FOR-4)

    Royals 3, Tigers 6  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 29 9:57 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE AVILES SCORED JOEY GATHRIGHT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M AVILES ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    DETROIT 6 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A CALLASPO (.286, 1-FOR-3)

    Royals 2, Tigers 6  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 29 9:16 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF LARISH SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO AND MAGGLIO
    ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, J LARISH ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.224, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals 1, Tigers 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 29 8:47 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PLACIDO POLANCO SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, P POLANCO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    DETROIT 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.309, 1-FOR-2)

    Royals 1, Tigers 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 29 8:39 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED MARCUS THAMES AND EDGAR
    RENTERIA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GRANDERSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: P POLANCO (.311, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals 1, Tigers 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 29 8:39 PM
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    Royals 1, Tigers 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 29 8:39 PM
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    Royals 1, Tigers 0  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 29 8:29 PM
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    Royals 1, Tigers 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 29 7:38 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARK TEAHEN (11) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF ZACH MINER.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1, DETROIT 0
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: B BUTLER (.269, 7 HR, 42 RBI)

    Royals 1, Tigers 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 29 7:22 PM