Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 7/8/12
The Tigers capped off a big weekend at Comerica with a 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals earning themselves a sweep and five game winning streak as the league breaks for the All-Star Game in Kansas City. Max Scherzer who missed his last start due to a sore hamstring looked unphased by it Sunday afternoon turning in another quality start going 7 innings allowing only 1 run on 5 hits while walking 1 and striking out 7. Scherzer’s performance also gave the Tigers the AL record for strikeouts before the All-Star Break with 711 total surpassing the 2001 New York Yankees. The Tigers managed to get on the board first against Royals starter Everett Teaford when Jhonny Peralta hit a towering home run to left field in the second inning scoring Brennan Boesch and giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Salvador Perez was able to get the Royals within one with a solo home run in the third before Delmon Young hit his fourth home run in as many days, the longest streak by a Tigers hitter since Marcu...
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