Pitcher Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals shut out Detroit Tigers, 4-0


AP Baseball Writer

DETROIT — Brady Singer was stellar for a second straight start, allowing two hits in six innings, and the Kansas City Royals blanked the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Singer (3-4) pitched eight one-hit innings in his previous outing at Cleveland. He struck out the first five Detroit hitters and retired the first 10, finishing with eight strikeouts and one walk.

Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs for the Royals, winners of seven of eight.

Tarik Skubal (1-3) allowed two earned runs and four hits in six innings in this matchup of rookie starters. He struck out eight with no walks.

Detroit stranded two runners against Singer in the fourth, and that’s as close as the Tigers came to scoring.

Perez gave the Royals the lead with a two-run homer in the first, then added an RBI double in the sixth. He now has five straight multi-hit games since returning from the injured list.

Kansas City added another run in the eighth on a wild pitch.

Rookie Casey Mize (0-1) takes the mound tonight when the Tigers, who have lost four of five, open a series vs. Cleveland.