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Detroit Tigers blanked, 4-0, by Kansas City Royals for 20th shutout of 2022

Royals first baseman Nick Pratto (right) forces out Tigers right fielder Victor Reyes at first base during the sixth inning Sept. 11, 2022 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brady Singer threw seven shutout innings to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday to salvage the finale of the three-game series.

Singer (8-4) allowed four hits and one walk, striking out six and retiring 16 of the last 18 batters he faced. The Royals have won six of his last seven starts; he is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA over that span.

Kansas City jumped on the board in the first inning with Nick Pratto’s sacrifice fly scoring Bobby Witt Jr. Witt had a pair of hits, including a double, his 51st extra-base hit, leading all major league rookies.

Royals first baseman Nick Pratto (right) forces out Tigers right fielder Victor Reyes at first base during the sixth inning Sept. 11, 2022 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Drew Waters’ two-out double into the right-field corner scored Michael A. Taylor and Nate Eaton to expand Kansas City’s lead to 3-0 in the second inning.

In the fourth, Michael Massey hit a leadoff homer, the second time he has gone deep this season, to make it 4-0. Each of the Royals’ RBIs were contributed by rookie hitters.

Detroit starter Tyler Alexander (3-10) went five innings, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk.

Spencer Torkelson had the Tigers’ only extra-base hit, a one-out double in the seventh.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Tigers blanked by K.C. Royals, 4-0, for 20th shutout of 2022

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