Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera snapped an 0 for 22 streak at the plate earlier in the game, then in the eighth inning singled in the go ahead run. Prince Fielder tacked on another RBI single and former Cardinal Octavio Dotel earned the win as the Tigers handed the Royals their sixth straight loss, 3-1 the final.

Bruce Chen (0-1) took the tough-luck loss despite pitching into the eighth for Kansas City. Chen had retired 13 straight before giving up a single which led to the eventual go-ahead run, when reliever Greg Holland allowed three straight base hits, and was tagged with the loss despite recording seven strikeouts without a walk.