The Royals five game winning streak over Detroit came to an end. The Royals had a 3-0 lead, but let it slip away as the Tigers won 4-3. Starter Lenny DiNardo made hi second start and took the loss.
Despite two defensive miscues by third basemen Alex Gordon, DiNardo got out of the first inning and the Royals went ahead, 3-0, in the fourth against Tigers starter Eddie Bonine on a walk, Alberto Callaspo’s double, Miguel Olivo’s RBI single and Gordon’s sacrifice fly.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Tigers scored twice against DiNardo after Callaspo’s attempt for a double-play relay was low, and first baseman Billy Butler couldn’t come up with it.
DiNardo was done after the sixth when the Tigers took a 4-3 lead. Curtis Granderson’s single, Gerald Laird’s double and Adam Everett’s single tied the score. Jamey Wright relieved DiNardo and gave up an RBI single to Placido Polanco.