Royals Drop Series Finale to Detroit, Series Win Streak Over
DETROIT - After jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning, the Detroit Tigers never looked back, taking the series finale over the Royals 7-3.
Jake Junis got the start for the Royals and was saddled with the loss, dropping his record to 2-2 on the year. Junis gave up six earned runs in six innings of work.
Justin Upton was the story for the Tigers offensively, as he had a two-for-four day that included a three-run home run in the bottom of the first.
The Royals managed just three hits on the afternoon, all three of which came in the ninth inning.
Thursday's loss snapped a streak in which Kansas City had won five straight series, with perhaps the most impressive of which coming against the American League's best Houston Astros.
The Royals will begin a four-game home stand against Minnesota Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15