NOTE: With two outs in the second inning of the first game, Bonafacio hit a soft liner that Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias reached to his right to catch on the backhand. The ball popped out of his glove back over Iglesias head, but he twisted his body to catch it for the inning's final out. ... In the eighth, Bonifacio, playing center field, and right fielder David Lough collided after Bonifacio made a running catch of Cabrera's long drive on the warning track in deep right-center. ... It was the Royals' first doubleheader sweep in Detroit since Aug. 5, 1984. ... Royals manager Ned Yost said third baseman Mike Moustakas, who has been out since leaving Monday's game with a tight calf, would do some work on the field on Friday to assess his progress. ... The Royals' Billy Butler continued his mastery of Verlander in the first game. Butler was 2 for 3 to run his career mark against the Tigers' star to 27-for-62 (. 435). ... Saturday's scheduled starters are Wade Davis (6-9, 5.29 ERA) for Kansas City against Doug Fister (10-6. 3.60) for Detroit.
Royals sweep pair from Tigers
Royals' strong starting pitching leads way to doubleheader sweep of Tigers
Published On: Aug 16 2013 10:22:28 PM EDT Updated On: Aug 16 2013 10:30:01 PM EDT
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