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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez (19) is unable to catch this bloop single in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez (19) is unable to catch this bloop single in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Tigers: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 6 0

For some reason the widget didn't work. But really, the above is all you need to know.

So, the Tigers were shut out by the Royals. Take a seat on my couch, lay back and tell me how you feel. On second thought, you'd better not. I've heard enough salty language for the night!

OK but I don't really know what to write about this game. I could probably take on some interesting style or theme or whatever, but you know, it's really hard to be inspired to do so after the past two days of baseball.

The Tigers scored eight runs on a night Justin Verlander started. They lost. Anibal Sanchez allowed one run. He lost.

Well. Lovely.

I'm not even going to write a paragraph about the run. Just quoting ESPN's play-by-play.

E Hosmer reached on infield single to shortstop, M Moustakas scored.

The Tigers had a chance to tie the game in the ninth after Andy Dirks led off with a single and Miguel Cabrera ripped a triple exciting out to center field. Jarrod Dyson made a run-robbing, game-saving catch. He made it as far as second base on a Prince Fielder single to right. But Mighty Casey Delmon Young and Jhonny Peralta both struck out.

The White Sox won, to compound your agony. So did two of the teams ahead of Detroit in the wild card standings.

ROARS

Anibal Sanchez -- 1 run allowed during seven innings on the mound

Austin Jackson. 2 hits, normal AJ defense.

This moment of entertainment that I will not even set up:

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HISSES

The lineup's 5-9 batters. -- Went 1-for-15 with four strikeouts

Everyone in the lineup -- The team was hitless with runners in scoring position

People who say losing two games to the Royals shows the Tigers aren't a playoff team -- Please see Kansas City's three-game sweep of the White Sox 10 days ago and then let us know which team in the division is allowed to be in the playoffs. KC, apparently. If the Tigers aren't a playoff game, it's because they're not good enough during the course of a 162 game season. The Royals have little to do with it.

Game 128 POG

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