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Royals destroy the Tigers, 12-1

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Sep 2, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera walks to the dugout after being ejected in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers faced off in game two of the three game series at Kauffman Stadium Wednesday Night, and it was a night that will be quickly forgotten, as the Tigers lose 12-1 against the Royals.

The chicken pox riddled Royals got off to an early start off Tigers starter Randy Wolf. Wolf, who is making just his 3rd start with the club, gave up a first inning home run on a softball to Ben Zobrist to make it 1-0 Royals.

The following inning, things got a little interesting for Wolf. After Kinsler got cranked by a 98 MPH Yordano Ventura fastball in the 1st, Wolf struck catcher Salvador Perez in the back, and Perez wasn’t too happy about it. He slowly walked to first base after somewhat being held back, and both teams were warned by the home plate umpire. Wolf picked an interesting spot if he did choose to retaliate, however, because putting Perez on loaded the bases for Cheslor Cuthbert, who hit a 2-run single making it 3-0 Royals.

The third inning the bleeding continued, as Lorenzo Cain hit a home run to left giving the Royals a 4-0 lead and also extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

To start the fourth, Miguel Cabrera lead things off and left the building in much more different fashion than usual. After arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott, he was issued a warning and allowed to remain in the game. However, on the way back to the dug out, third base umpire and the nights crew chief, Gary Cederstrom, was a bit less patient. He ejected Cabrera for his groaning and the Tigers best offensive weapon was done for the night.

Right on pace in the bottom of the fourth, it was Cain again to drive in two more runs making it 6-0 Royals. It was the fifth extra base hit allowed by Wolf, and after walking the next batter for his second of the inning, that was it for the 39 year-old lefty.

Things didnt get much once Wolf got pulled. His replacement, Guido Knudson, allowed a 3 run shot to center to Kendrys Morales just two pitches into his relief appearance, making it 9-0 Royals.

Cheslor Cuthbert went deep for his first career home run in the fifth inning, continuing the pummeling to Detroit, making the score 11-0. Knudson was finally removed, but the Royals tacked on another run, giving them a dozen after five innings.

Ventura on the other hand needed no help. He breezed through the Tigers batting order all night, striking out Tigers at will. He finally gave up a run in the top of the sixth, when Ian Kinsler brought Anthony Gose home after Gose tripled earlier in the inning. He was finally taken out after seven innings after striking out 11 and only allowing the single run.

Tomorrow another lefty takes the mound for the Tigers, as rookie Matt Boyd (1-5 7.12 ERA) faces off against Edinson Volquez (12-7 3.27 ERA) at 8:10 EST in Kansas City.

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