Tigers tied for first after win over Royals

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals in the second game of a four-game series to jump into a tie for first place in the AL Central.

The Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-0 on Tuesday night and move into a tie atop the AL Central standings with the Chicago White Sox.

Taking advantage of a Chicago loss to Cleveland earlier in the day, the Tigers jumped on the Royals for two runs in the first inning to give starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez all the runs he needed to earn the win for Detroit.

Sanchez pitched shutout, as the right-hander only allowed three hits and one walk while striking out 10 Royals, winning his fourth game for Detroit since coming over from Miami at the trade deadline.

Detroit sluggers Prince Fielder and Delmon Young delivered consecutive run-scoring singles in the first inning to provide the offense for the Tigers.

The Tigers will try to keep rolling at home against the Royals when the two teams resume their four-game series on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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