Kansas City Royals Mow Over Detroit Tigers Behind Outstanding Pitching

The Detroit Tigers dropped Game 1 against the Kansas City Royals, but were looking to bounce back in Game 2 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

However, the Royals allowed just four Tiger hits and gave up one run to finish Game 2 with a 4-1 win.

Detroit did not have a great offensive performance in the loss because of Chris Young, starting pitcher for Kansas City. 

"At that point, I thought he felt comfortable turning it over to the pen," Young said. "That wasn't realistic tonight to go nine after not even coming close to that. I think the last time I even went four was in a minor league spring training game."

Young went 5.0 innings and got the win after 81 pitches. He gave up zero runs on no hits and three walks. Young impressed many with an outstanding nine strikeouts. 

"I couldn't push him (further)," Yost said. "It's three weeks into the season and the most he's thrown is 50 pitches since spring training. He was 30 over his high water mark this year. He did a great job getting us through five."

For the save, Wade Davis was given the ball to put away Detroit. He gave up zero runs on two hits and 17 pitches. It was Davis' fifth save of his 2015 year. 

The Tigers handed the ball to Kyle Lobstein and it did not go well. Lobstein went 7.1 innings and gave up four earned runs on 10 hits, plus one walk. Lobstein threw 100 pitches and has a 2-2 record with a 3.91.

In the first, Kendrys Morales doubled deep to right to get the scoring started. That double plated Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer. During the same inning, Salvador Perez singled to score Hosmer. 

Morales decided that he needed to add into the action over more, so he singled to center to score Hosmer. That made it 4-0 and the Royals would roll to victory. 

"We had the bases loaded in the fourth and the bases loaded in the eighth and we got the tying runs up in the ninth and we couldn't get anything out of it," Detroit's second baseman Ian Kinsler said.