Jose Lima allowed just a run on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings to improve to 5-8 and lead the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 6-4. Lima did not walk a batter and struck out four. Chris George took the loss for the Royals, allowing four earned runs in six innings of work to drop to 4-6. Carlos Febles and Mike Sweeney each had three hits in defeat for the Royals.