The misery that is the 2015 Tigers season continued in Missouri. Anibal Sanchez and Yordano Ventura faced each other last Thursday in Detroit; neither was particularly effective in a game the Tigers won in walk-off fashion. It was a different story for Ventura tonight, but the Royals roughed up Sanchez again as he continued to surrender home runs at an alarming rate. This time the offense did not come to the rescue as the Tigers fell 6-1 in the second game of the road trip.
Jefry Marte: The youngster continues to play credible defense at first base. Offensively, he had two doubles on the night and scored the Tigers only run.
Neftali Feliz and Al Alburquerque retired all five batters they faced.
The Tiger offense - or lack thereof. Did not score off Ventura even though he coughed up 6 walks.
Anibal Sanchez - three more home runs!
Tiger base runners.
STREAKS AND STATS:
Anibal Sanchez has given up 28 home runs this year (tied for most in AL per Fox Sports Detroit).
Miguel Cabrera still leads the Tigers with 53 walks this season; Ian Kinsler is second with 39.
The Tigers scored in the seventh inning, breaking a streak of 17 scoreless innings.
The Tigers have scored three runs this week.
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