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Detroit Tigers: 5 Stats from the 2-1 Loss to the Kansas City Royals

  • Zero

The number of Tigers with more than one hit. No Detroit hitter had multiple hits, but three (J.D. Martinez, Victor Martinez and Ian Kinsler) all reached base twice thanks to a hit and a walk each.

  • Five

The number of at-bats without a hit for Tigers leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The outfielder lowered his average to .274 after the game. With J.D. Martinez struggling, Cespedes has been hitting fifth in the lineup.

  • Six

The number of walks by the Tigers in the game. Detroit had five hits, so drawing all the walks gave them a needed boost to their offense. However, the team wasn’t able to capitalize on the baserunners. Anthony Gose, Kinsler, Nick Castellanos, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez all had walks.

  • One

The number of runs allowed by starter Shane Greene in eight innings pitched. Greene has struggled as of late, but turned in a solid start on Monday. He threw eight innings of four-hit ball while allowing the one run. He didn’t walk any batters and struck out three. He lowered his ERA from 5.56 to 4.71.

  • 20

Joakim Soria’s ERA after the game. The Tigers closer threw a scoreless ninth to preserve the tie. He walked one batter.

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