Niko Goodrum and Austin Romine keyed a three-run first inning, and the Detroit Tigers edged the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night.
The Tigers made the third start for Kansas City right-hander Carlos Hernandez one to forget. Detroit got to Hernandez in the first inning on Goodrum’s RBI single, and Romine followed with a two-run double.
Willi Castro’s RBI single in the second made it 4-1.
Hernandez (0-1) pitched 1-2/3 innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits.
Adalberto Mondesi homered to left in the first inning to get the Royals on the board.
He added an RBI double and scored on a single by Maikel Franco to cut the lead to 4-3 in the third.
The season finale for the Royals was moved up to 12:05 p.m. due to possible inclement weather in the forecast.
Detroit: Jordan Zimmerman (0-0, 9.64) pitches for the Tigers.
Kansas City: Brady Singer (3-5, 4.40) will be on the mound for Kansas City.
KMMO will join the pregame in progress after regular programming. You can hear the broadcast from the Royals’ Radio Network on KMMO AM 1300.