Mathew Boyd, the starter for the Detroit Tigers, and Alex Lange, the reliever, both had to exit the game against Kansas City due to injuries. However, that did not stop the Tigers from claiming a 10-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday.
Detroit Tigers Hope For More Of The Same
For the Detroit Tigers, Niko Goodrum, Willi Castro, and Robbie Grossman all scored home runs. Miguel Cabera scored 3 hits while driving in 2 runs. His single RBI was an integral part of a first inning in which the Tigers scored 4 runs.
The Royals, on the other hand, have slumped to a fourth consecutive defeat. The team has not been in front since Thursday when they won 6-1 over the Oakland Athletics. Presently, they are five games under .500 which are also their worst for this season.
The Detroit Tigers’ Boyd left in the 3rd inning due to discomfort in the left arm. Lange managed to pitch and get one out until he had to leave as well due to some trouble with his shoulder.
A.J. Hinch, the manager of the Detroit Tigers, said that Boyd was pitching nicely in the 3rd inning. But a couple of pitches later, the player signaled to the bench. Boyd told them that his left tricep was giving him trouble. He then admitted that his arm was feeling odd for the entire inning.
Hinch said that they immediately decided to rest him for the game. Now they are waiting for test results. However, it is still a disappointing loss because he was pitching his best fastballs in a month. However, it is uncertain if Boyd will miss out on any games.
Lange, however, will possibly be on the list for injured players. Hinch said that the first diagnosis did not look very promising to him.