Tigers 1, Royals 2
After splitting the first two games in the series, the Royals and Tigers decided to split the first eight innings of this one as well. The Royals got their run on two doubles to open the 2nd inning, but then Shane Greene (7 GS, 42 IP, 4.71 ERA, 3.50 FIP) didn’t allow a base runner until the 7th inning and looked a lot more like the early season Greene than the last couple of starts-Greene. The Tigers got their run in the 3rd on a single by Gose and a hilarious error by Infante followed by a single from Kinsler to plate the runner. It was all pitching and no hitting the rest of the way, all the way to a rain delay in the 9th. The Tigers loaded the bases in the bottom half but couldn’t score and surrendered a run in the 10th. In the home half, Romine singled and Gose and Kinsler walked trying to sacrifice before a double play, walk, and strikeout ended it. Alfredo Simon (6 GS, 36.2 IP, 3.44 ERA, 3.88 FIP) on Tuesday.
The Moment: Gose and Kinsler both walk trying to bunt.