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Jeff Francis Tagged With Loss in Royals-Tigers Match

Kansas City dropped a 2-1 decision at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday as Detroit legged out a win behind winning pitcher Justin Verlander.

The Tigers were a -164 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Justin Verlander earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 7 2/3 innings of work, striking out 9, walking 0, and allowing 6 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Brennan Boesch in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Jeff Francis worked 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Chris Getz in a losing cause.

Kansas City outhit their counterparts 7-5 in the game.

Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Chicago looking for another win. For Kansas City, they head on the road to face Minnesota.