The Royals fended off a Tigers rally to defeat Detroit 5-4. KC led 5-0 after six. Detroit scored three runs in the seventh and one in the ninth, but the Royals hung on for the victory. Burch Smith threw 6 ⅓ innings, striking out six. Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s. The Royals and Tigers conclude their three-game series at Kauffman Stadium this afternoon. You can hear the game on Pickup Country 95.9 and 1580 KNIM. Start time is 12:30.