Tigers shut out Royals 6-0
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Willi Castro launches a homer against Kansas City (photo courtesy of Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)

(DETROIT) – Miguel Cabrera hit a homer and a double to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0. Matthew Boyd (2-6) bounced back from a rough outing with a strong performance, throwing five-plus scoreless innings and giving up just two hits. Jakob Junis (0-2) started in place of Danny Duffy, who missed the team's flight to Detroit. Junis gave up five runs and seven hits over 2 1/3 innings. Detroit had lost three straight and 10 of its last 13 games. Kansas City had won six straight. The rebuilding Tigers (21-26) and last-place Royals (20-29) are the two teams in the AL Central with losing records, making developing prospects even more of a priority during the pandemic-shortened season. Niko Goodrum, in his first at-bat after being on the 10-day injured list, hit an RBI single in the first. Jorge Bonifacio, released last year by Kansas City, followed with a two-run double to give Detroit a 3-0 lead. That was plenty of support for Boyd, who struck out five and walked four. Willi Castro also homered for Detroit in the win. ...... {LISTEN}.

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