Royals 4, Tigers 1
On the first day of the second month of the season, the Tigers stumbled their way through the first inning and it was too much to overcome. Kyle Lobstein (4 GS, 25.1 IP, 3.91 ERA, 3.31 FIP) gave up a couple of hard luck hits and a couple of well earned ones, costing him three early runs. The youngster would settle down and actually pitch into the 8th inning allowing just one additional run before giving it off to Joba with one out in the 8th frame. The bats were the issue tonight, as they didn’t get a hit against the Royals until the 8th and had only been on base earlier due to a few walks, as they spent a lot of the night swinging and missing. They had their chances in the 4th and 8th to break the game open, but a heart-stopping Cabrera vs Herrera battled turned the tide for the Royals. They gave it another ride in the 9th, but couldn’t finish off Wade Davis. The Tigers will look to stop the bleeding behind the ace, David Price (5 GS, 31 IP, 3.48 ERA, 2.80 FIP), on Saturday evening.
The Moment: Martinez works a lengthy walk in the 4th.