Series: Game 2 of 4

Kansas City leads 2-0 (as of 9/20)

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

(67-83, 32-44 away)

Royals 5

(50-99, 31-44 home)

    5:10 PM ET, September 20, 2005

    Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri 

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    DET 020020000 4 9 3
    KC 300100001 5 11 0

    W: M. MacDougal (4-5)

    L: C. Dingman (2-3)

    Royals look for second straight win vs. Tigers

    Detroit (67-82) at Kansas City (49-99), 5:10 pm EDT

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- The Kansas City Royals hope they can carry over some of their recent offensive magic when they meet the Detroit Tigers in the opening game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

    Matt Stairs belted a three-run homer and the Royals recorded 18 hits to snap a three- game losing streak with a 10-4 triumph over the Tigers on Monday.

    With a 5-12 record in September, the Royals will try to prevent their third 100-loss season in four years. They are five defeats away from tying the franchise-low total set last year.

    Rookie J.P. Howell (2-5, 7.22 ERA) tries to collect his second win since June 11. He did not get a decision against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday after giving up six runs and seven hits in three innings.

    Detroit turns to Mike Maroth (13-13, 4.94), who is 8-4 since June 30. He allowed six runs and seven hits in six innings of Thursday's victory against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

    Carlos Pena and Chris Shelton both homered on Monday for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight game and is 4-15 in September. With their 82nd defeat, the Tigers had their streak of consecutive losing seasons extended to 12.

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    Gameday Matchup

     DetroitKansas City
    Current StreakL5L1
    Last 104-64-6

    Pitching Matchup

    DetroitKansas City
    M. Maroth
    14-14, 4.74 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/30 vs DET
    7.1 IP, 4 ER
    Dec = Loss
    J. Howell
    3-5, 6.19 ERA

    Last Game:
    10/1 at TOR
    6.1 IP, 0 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

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