Game 91 Preview: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

The Tigers didn't do much against Kennedy (four hits and a run), but they got to reliever Luke Hochevar in the seventh.

Next up was Tyler Collins, .115 hitter.

After beginning the season in the bullpen, Duffy has made a strong transition to the rotation, going 4-1 with a 3.11 ERA over 11 starts.

"What's really unique about the All-Star Game for me is that you get 34 guys from different organizations that you're screaming at and yelling at one day from across the field, but you walk into that clubhouse door and it's wonderful how they unite into a team for two days", Yost said.

Justin Verlander (9-6) allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits over seven innings for the wins. Jose Iglesias then singled, and Kinsler reached on a bunt single.

A three-run seventh inning was the difference for the Detroit Tigers, as they opened the second half of the season with a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

Later in the inning, Victor Martinez hit a two-out, two-run infield single off former Tiger Joakim Soria to give the Tigers the lead.

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The KC Royals were in the shift, with second baseman Whit Merrifield in shallow right field and shortstop Alcides Escobar playing close to the bag at second base. He'd been out since June 30 with a right forearm strain.

The team announced the moves before Friday night's game against Kansas City.

That was more than enough for Carrasco (6-3), who gave up two runs on four hits while striking out three in 6 2/3 innings.

Bishop Luers graduate Kevin Kiermaier went 1 for 3 with a run scored in his first game back with Rays after missing almost two months with broken bones in his hand.

SEATTLE - Hisashi Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only scoring with a RBI single in the sixth and the Seattle Mariners beat the Astros. The last Kansas City pitcher to do it in five straight starts was Zack Greinke, when he won the Cy Young Award in 2009. He struck out eight and walked one. Looking at his overall 2016 numbers, Duffy leads the Royals' starters in ERA, FIP, K/9, BB/9, and fWAR.

Verlander struck out the side in the first inning. Kennedy left the game leading 2-1 with one out in the sixth inning and a runner on first base.

Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 22th save of the season.

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