The Royals have lost seven straight, including their first six games at Kauffman Stadium, the most consecutive home losses in franchise history to start a season as they dropped a 4-3 final against the Tigers.
Prince Fielder drove in Miguel Cabrera twice with two-out hits, and Missouri native and former Mizzou star, Max Scherzer got his first win of the season. The Royals were up 3-2 when Detroit scored two runs in the seventh off relievers Kelvin Herrera and Jose Mijares (0-1).
Alcides Escobar’s home run in the third gave the Royals a 2-1 advantage, their first lead in 27 innings and the second one of the homestand. Humberto Quintero hit an RBI double in the fourth inning for the other Kansas City run. Billy Butler celebrated his 26th birthday by extending his hitting streak to eight games.
Royals left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, who was starting on three days’ rest for only the fourth time in his career, pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth. Sanchez left after five innings and 97 pitches, giving up two runs and four hits, while striking out three and walking three.