The Royals are all but eliminated from playoff contention, but last night’s 12-6 win over the Tigers assured them of a winning record in a non-strike season since 1993. Rondell White and Raul Ibanez led the way offensively, driving in three runs apiece. Ibanez went deep with a three run homer and Carlos Beltran went deep as well, scorching his 24th of the season. Paul Abbot got the start, but lasted just four innings allowing four runs. Jeremy Affeldt got the win in relief, giving up two hits and no runs over two innings. The game also put the Tigers in the history books. It was their 118th loss, which passed 1916 Philadelphia Athletics for the most losses by an American League team in one season. With three more, they’ll set the Major League mark set by the 1962 New York Mets.
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