It was business as usual for Detroit on Wednesday night in Kansas City, as the Tigers used a middle inning rally from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera to pull out a 4-3 win and a series sweep of the Royals.
The victory gave Detroit its second sweep of the 2012 season, and dropped Kansas City's home record to an abysmal 0-5. In addition to Fielder (2-for-4) and Cabrera (2-for-5) having big games, catcher Gerald Laird also finished the night with a pair of hits, continuing his hot start to the year as the Tigers' stellar backup option behind the plate.
Tigers starter Max Scherzer also picked up his first win of the year after going six innings with three strikeouts, and bounced back from a dangerous third inning where he allowed two runs to cross the plate and looked to be coming unraveled. Second baseman Brandon Inge, however, continues to struggle in his bid for consistent playing time, and finished 0-for-4 to lower his season average to .100. Inge will need to drastically improve his plate discipline if he hopes to stick around in the day-to-day lineup.
Next up for the Tigers is a highly-anticipated four-game series with the Texas Rangers that kicks off on Thursday as rookie hurler Adam Wilk is expected to take the mound.