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Royals can't avoid sweep
Tigers 11, Royals 4
Runelvys Hernandez dropped to 6-10 this season with Sunday's loss. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
 DeJesus plates a pair
 Gathright drives in a run
Kansas City right-hander Runelvys Hernandez yielded eight runs -- only one earned -- on seven hits and two walks over 1 2/3 innings, and the Royals went on to fall to the Tigers. Left fielder David DeJesus had three hits and two RBIs for Kansas City.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 24, 2006
DET
Detroit (94-62)
Won 3
Detroit 11, Kansas City 4   KC
Kansas City (58-97)
Lost 6
September 24, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   11 11 0
Kansas City
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1   4 10 1
Standings thru 9/24/06  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Royals Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4011133.264
Rodriguez, C5121002.293
  Wilson, C0000000.273
Casey, 1B4000115.267
  Shelton, 1B0000000.276
Ordonez, RF4112113.296
  Clevlen, RF0000000.282
Guillen, SS4111101.317
  Santiago, SS0000000.218
Stairs, DH5222023.243
Monroe, LF5233000.260
  1-Gomez, PR-LF0000000.286
Inge, 3B4211011.253
Infante, 2B1200210.284
  a-Hooper, PH-2B1000011.000
Totals3711111161019 

a-Struck out for Infante in the 9th.
1-Ran for Monroe in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Granderson (31, Hernandez), Monroe 2 (34, Hernandez, Nelson), Rodriguez (28, Wellemeyer).
HR: Monroe (27, 2nd inning off Hernandez, 2 on, 2 out), Inge (26, 2nd inning off Wellemeyer, 0 on, 2 out), Stairs (12, 6th inning off Braun, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Granderson 2; Rodriguez 3; Ordonez; Guillen; Stairs 5; Monroe 8; Inge 4.
RBI: Granderson (66), Ordonez 2 (102), Guillen (80), Stairs 2 (47), Monroe 3 (89), Inge (80), Rodriguez (64).
2-out RBI: Ordonez 2; Guillen; Stairs; Monroe 3; Inge.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stairs 2; Ordonez; Granderson.
S: Infante.
SF: Granderson.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Infante-Guillen-Casey).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF5012002.233
German, 2B3110011.336
  Sanchez, SS2000011.000
DeJesus, LF3032000.295
  Maier, LF1000010.000
Sweeney, DH4000024.245
Shealy, 1B4010010.281
Costa, RF4000011.271
Keppinger, 3B4130000.222
Bako, C3000012.209
  a-Phillips, PH1000011.263
Blanco, SS-2B1210200.241
  b-Berroa, PH1000001.234
Totals3641042913 

a-Struck out for Bako in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Blanco in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (34, Verlander), Keppinger (1, Miller).
3B: Blanco (1, Walker).
TB: Gathright; German; DeJesus 4; Shealy; Keppinger 4; Blanco 3.
RBI: DeJesus 2 (51), Gathright 2 (39).
2-out RBI: DeJesus 2; Gathright.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney 2.
GIDP: Costa.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Keppinger (2, fielding).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 17-9)5.06222303.63
Grilli 1.01000104.18
Walker 1.01110102.20
Miner 1.00000204.48
Miller 1.02110203.68
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 6-10)1.27812116.38
Wellemeyer 3.12223314.24
Braun 1.01110118.31
Sisco 1.00001207.31
Burgos 1.00000105.60
Nelson 1.01000204.08

HBP: Inge (by Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 88-57, Grilli 14-12, Walker 20-13, Miner 18-10, Miller 19-15, Hernandez 58-35, Wellemeyer 65-39, Braun 17-10, Sisco 21-13, Burgos 17-9, Nelson 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 7-5, Grilli 0-2, Walker 1-1, Miner 0-1, Miller 1-0, Hernandez 0-4, Wellemeyer 1-6, Braun 1-1, Sisco 0-1, Burgos 2-0, Nelson 0-1.
Batters faced: Verlander 22, Grilli 4, Walker 4, Miner 3, Miller 5, Hernandez 16, Wellemeyer 15, Braun 4, Sisco 4, Burgos 3, Nelson 4.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 3:00.
Att: 10,497.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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