Royals starter Jose Lima lost his 15th game of the season with in a 14-4 loss to the Tigers. Limas allowed five runs—four earned—as six different Tigers drove in at least two runs apiece. Lima allowed two home runs.

Former Cardinal Placido Polanco went 4-for-5 drove in two and scored four times to lead the offensive charge for the Tigers at the lead off spot. Polanco, Brad Inge and Chris Shelton all hit home runs. Polanco hit a solo shot, while Inge and Shelton hit two-run homers.