Royals lose a home run fest to the Tigers 10-8
Jorge Lopez got the start on the mound for the Royals Thursday and was predictably bad. He hasn’t been good as a starter this year so this was expected. Lopez allowed five runs, four earned, on two hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings. Ned Yost couldn’t have felt good about giving Lopez the start but frankly what does it matter at this point.
The Royals jumped on top in the first with a two-run home run by Hunter Dozier.
Unfortunately for Kansas City, they gave up the lead and then some in the second. Detroit our up five runs to take a 5-2 lead but that only lasted until the third when Hunter Dozier hit a solo home run followed by a two-run Cheslor Cuthbert home run.
Kyle Zimmer allowed two runs on two hits and three walks in the third and fourth innings in his 1 1/3 innings to give the Tigers a 7-5 lead.
In the sixth inning Alex Gordon hit a two-out, three-run home run to put the Royals on top 8-7.
Josh Staumont pitched the sixth and seventh innings. He allowed a run on two hits to tie up the game.
Richard Lovelady got the call for the bottom of the ninth. He ended up giving up a game-winning home run.
The Royals placed catcher Cam Gallagher on the 10-day injured list because of a left oblique strain. Nick Dini was called up to take his place on the roster.
Sporting trades Kelyn Rowe
Sporting Kansas City traded midfielder Kelyn Rowe to Real Salt Lake for a 2019 international roster slot and $75,000 in targeted allocation money.
Detroit Lions wise receiver Jermaine Kearse broke his leg and suffered other ankle injuries in training camp on Thursday.