Royals 5, Tigers 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Chen picked up the Royals' beleaguered rotation with seven solid innings. Chen, who moved into the rotation July 12 after 19 relief outings, earned the first win for a Kansas City starter on its seven-game homestand. "I was pounding the strike zone, mixing in all my pitches, throwing different angles," Chen said. The Royals stayed close in the wild-card chase, taking the final two games of the series after losing 16-2 Friday.