Bruce Chen pitched eight scoreless innings, his longest outing since his final two starts of 2011 when he also pitched eight innings, as the Royals took their second game in a row from Detroit with a 1-0 win over the Tigers.
Mike Moustakas doubled down the right-field line with one out in the fourth inning off Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez, and Eric Hosmer popped a pitch over Sanchez’s head that dropped between the mound and second base, allowing Moustakas to score.
Chen allowed four hits and a walk while striking out four. Chen improves to 10-10 on the year.
Greg Holland earned his ninth save by striking out Delmon Young and Jhonny Peralta after allowing two singles around a diving catch in center from Jarrod Dyson that preserved the win.