Chad Durbin (6-6) allowed just one earned run on nine hits over 7 2/3 innings of work on Thursday, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 9-2 win over Detroit. With the win, the Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Tigers. Mike Sweeney and Donnie Sadler each had three hits in the win. Sweeney’s day included a home run and three runs batted in, Sadler’s three runs scored. It’s just the third time this season that the Royals have swept a three game series, all three instances have come at Kauffman Stadium.