Zack Greinke won his eighth game of the year as the Kansas City Royals topped the Detroit Tigers 6-1 at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night.
Greinke tossed a complete game, scattering six hits while striking out eight and walking none to improve to 8-and-1. Greinke’s MLB leading ERA is now at 0.84 and the complete game was his fifth in ten starts.
Mitch Maier drove in three runs while Jose Guillen homered and knocked in two for KC, which has won two-of-three since a four-game slide.
The finale of the three game set is this afternoon at the "K". The teams have split the first two games and KC is within three games of the first-place Tigers in the AL Central. . Kyle Davies will start this afternoon’s rubber match against Detroit rookie Rick Porcello.