Rosenthal Earns 1st Save Since 2017, Royals Beat Tigers 5-3

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save since 2017 and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 5-3, overcoming Miguel Cabrera’s first multihomer game since 2016. Once a standout closer for St. Louis, Rosenthal has struggled with his health and his effectiveness in recent years, finishing 2019 with a 13.50 ERA in 22 appearances with the Nationals and Tigers. When he retired JaCoby Jones on a grounder to end the game, he gave his glove a little celebratory tap. The Royals have scored 25 of their 31 runs this year in the first five innings, but this time their offense came through late, with a run in the seventh and two in the eighth.

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal reacts after the last out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)