Danny Duffy gave up a four-spot in the fifth inning as the Royals lost 4-1 to the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. A bases-clearing double by Nicholas Castellanos was the big blow as Detroit snapped a nine-game losing streak. Paulo Orlando homered for the second straight game to provide the lone run for KC, which had just five hits in defeat.
>>Royals Begin Final Series Hosting D’backs Tonight
The Royals begin their final series of the season tonight against the playoff-bound Diamondbacks at “The K.” Ian Kennedy makes his final start of 2017 for KC opposite former Royal Zack Greinke for Arizona. The Royals are 78-and-81 and have to win all three games against the Snakes to avoid finishing under .500 this year.
>>Moose will be honored
The club will host a pregame ceremony on Saturday to honor third baseman Mike Moustakas for breaking the single-season home run record set by Steve Balboni in 1985.