The Royals certainly weren’t going to beat the Tigers without a fight and they didn’t. Detroit rallied for four runs in the first inning and never let go of the lead, winning 4-3. Rookie starter Jimmy Gobble was responsible for the Tigers’ quick start, but he slowed them down after that, allowing one hit over six innings. But the Royals bats couldn’t bail him out, though they tried. Raul Ibanez grounded in a run in the bottom of the first on a fielder’s choice. In the seventh he tripled in Rondell White and Aaron Guiel drove in Ibanez with a sacrifice fly. The Royals begin their final series tonight with the White Sox in a battle for second place in the A.L. Central.
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