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Strong start spoiled
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Royals 3, Tigers 2
Nate Robertson lasted seven innings and gave up just two runs Tuesday. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Nate Robertson gave up two runs over seven frames in his best start of the season, but nine Tigers hits weren't enough as just two went for extra bases. Detroit has still not won against the Royals this season.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (16-23)
Lost 2
Kansas City 3, Detroit 2   KC
Kansas City (17-21)
Won 2
May 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 1
Kansas City
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 X   3 12 1
Standings thru 5/13/08  |  Recap: DET | KC  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Royals stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5000013.229
Polanco, 2B5110001.274
Guillen, 3B-1B4011011.294
Ordonez, RF4000011.306
Cabrera, 1B2020200.262
  1-Inge, PR-3B0000000.227
Sheffield, LF3000103.202
Joyce, DH3121102.333
Renteria, SS4010004.266
Rodriguez, C4020013.278
Totals342924418 


1-Ran for Cabrera in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Guillen (10, Greinke).
HR: Joyce (2, 2nd inning off Greinke, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Polanco; Guillen 2; Cabrera 2; Joyce 5; Renteria; Rodriguez 2.
RBI: Guillen (16), Joyce (3).
2-out RBI: Joyce.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson; Rodriguez 2; Renteria.
GIDP: Sheffield; Renteria.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Renteria (4, throw).
DP: 2 (Polanco-Renteria-Cabrera, Polanco-Cabrera).
Pickoffs: Robertson (Buck at 1st base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4110001.311
Grudzielanek, 2B4130000.328
Gordon, 3B4000015.274
Guillen, DH4022002.216
  1-German, PR-DH0100000.091
Butler, 1B3000101.279
  2-Gload, PR-1B0000000.266
Teahen, RF4020010.270
Buck, C4020013.268
Pena, SS3010011.165
Gathright, CF3010001.250
Totals3331221414 


1-Ran for Guillen in the 8th. 2-Ran for Butler in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Grudzielanek (9, Robertson), Guillen 2 (13, Robertson, Cruceta), Pena (3, Robertson).
TB: DeJesus; Grudzielanek 4; Guillen 4; Teahen 2; Buck 2; Pena 2; Gathright.
RBI: Guillen 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Guillen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 2; Butler; Gathright; Buck.
GIDP: Buck.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Buck (2, 2nd base by Robertson/Rodriguez).
PO: Buck (1st base by Robertson).

FIELDING
E: Pena (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Gordon-Grudzielanek-Butler 2).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson 7.010220206.04
Cruceta (L, 0-1)1.02101202.70
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke 6.09222211.93
Ramirez 1.10002201.06
Nunez (W, 3-0)0.20000001.72
Soria (S, 9)1.00000000.00

Pitches-strikes: Robertson 82-54, Cruceta 25-14, Greinke 100-62, Ramirez 31-17, Nunez 6-4, Soria 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Robertson 9-8, Cruceta 1-0, Greinke 9-6, Ramirez 2-0, Nunez 0-2, Soria 3-0.
Batters faced: Robertson 28, Cruceta 6, Greinke 27, Ramirez 6, Nunez 2, Soria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Nunez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:38.
Att: 11,703.

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