Tigers rally to beat Royals 6-5, sweep series
Thursday, June 17, 2021

(KANSAS CITY) – Willi Castro homered during a three-run rally in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Wednesday for a three-game sweep. LINKC. It was the Tigers' first sweep in Kansas City since 2014. The Royals have lost six in a row and 11 of 12. Kansas City starter Brady Singer was removed after just three innings with tightness in his pitching shoulder. Tarik Skubal (4-7) picked up the win for the Tigers. He allowed three runs on six hits in six innings, striking out seven against an all-righthanded lineup. Skubal had a plan going in and stuck with it, saying he threw a lot more changeups than he did sliders. Skubal says he knew the changeup would be a huge pitch for him against the Royals. Michael Fulmer earned his fifth save in six chances. LINKD. Adalberto Mondesi hit a home run in his first at-bat since returning from the injured list. Salvador Perez also connected for the Royals, hitting his 17th of the season. Greg Holland (2-2) gave up three runs while getting just one out. He was tagged with the loss. Holland left after a one-out single by Robbie Grossman, and reliever Scott Barlow gave up a single to Akil Baddoo and threw a wild pitch that let the go-ahead run score. The Tigers' fifth run also scored on a wild pitch in the eighth and Detroit added a run in the ninth for a 6-3 lead.

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