Series: Game 1 of 4

Kansas City leads 1-0 (as of 9/19)

Game 1: Monday, September 19
Kansas City10
Game 2: Tuesday, September 20
Kansas City5
Game 3: Tuesday, September 20
Kansas City4
Game 4: Wednesday, September 21
Kansas City4

Tigers 4

(67-82, 32-43 away)

Royals 10

(49-99, 30-44 home)

    8:10 PM ET, September 19, 2005

    Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri 

    123456789 R H E
    DET 100102000 4 5 0
    KC 30023101 - 10 18 0

    W: M. Wood (5-7)

    L: J. Bonderman (14-13)

    Royals look to avoid 100th loss

    Detroit (67-81) at Kansas City (48-99), 8:10 pm EDT

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- The Kansas City Royals hope to avoid losing their 100th game of the year on Monday when they host the Detroit Tigers in the opener of a three-game series.

    After winning two of three at home against the White Sox last week, the Royals were swept in a three-game weekend set against the Indians.

    C.C. Sabathia tossed eight strong frames while Travis Hafner, Ben Broussard and Jhonny Peralta homered to lift Cleveland to an 11-0 triumph on Sunday.

    Mike Wood (4-7, 3.81 ERA) makes his eighth start of the year for Kansas City. Despite receiving little run support, the righthander has fared well as a starter, posting a 3.46 ERA in his first seven outings.

    The Tigers counter with Jeremy Bonderman (14-12, 4.35), who has been sidelined with elbow stiffness since September 4. The hard-throwing righthander surrendered just two runs and five hits in eight frames but took the loss at Chicago in his last start.

    Prior to suffering his elbow injury, Bonderman had gone winless in his previous three outings.

    Detroit has lost its last three games, including a 5-3 setback against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Gameday Matchup

     DetroitKansas City
    Current StreakL5L1
    Last 104-64-6

    Pitching Matchup

    DetroitKansas City
    J. Bonderman
    14-13, 4.57 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/19 at KC
    4.2 IP, 7 ER
    Dec = Loss
    M. Wood
    5-8, 4.46 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/29 at MIN
    4.0 IP, 6 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.DetroitKansas City
    1. C. Granderson, CF A. Guiel, CF
    2. P. Polanco, 2B T. Long, LF
    3. C. Shelton, 1B M. Sweeney, DH
    4. M. Ordonez, RF M. Stairs, 1B
    5. C. Pena, DH E. Brown, RF
    6. I. Rodriguez, C M. Teahen, 3B
    7. C. Monroe, LF A. Berroa, SS
    8. B. Inge, 3B J. Buck, C
    9. O. Infante, SS A. Blanco, 2B