Series: Game 2 of 2

Detroit won 2-0

Game 1: Monday, April 3
Kansas City1
Game 2: Wednesday, April 5
Kansas City3

Tigers 14

(2-0, 2-0 away)

Royals 3

(0-2, 0-2 home)

    2:10 PM ET, April 5, 2006

    Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri 

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    DET 300030413 14 18 0
    KC 000000201 3 6 2

    W: J. Bonderman (1-0)

    L: J. Mays (0-1)

    Bonderman tries to give Tigers second straight win

    Detroit (1-0) at Kansas City (0-1), 2:10 pm EDT

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) - The Detroit Tigers and Jim Leyland look to make it two straight wins against the Kansas City Royals when the American League Central Division rivals meet on Wednesday.

    With the help of two homers by Chris Shelton and six excellent innings from Kenny Rogers, the Tigers posted a 3-1 victory over the Royals in Leyland's first game back as manager after a six-year hiatus.

    After an off day Tuesday, the Tigers will send righthander Jeremy Bonderman to the mound against Joe Mays.

    A 23-year-old righthander, Bonderman had 13 wins through July last season but won just once the rest of the way trying to pitch with a sore elbow.

    Mays was an American League All-Star in 2001, going 17-13 with a 3.16 ERA, but he has won just 18 games since.

    The 30-year-old was 6-10 with a 5.65 ERA for Minnesota last year before signing with Kansas City as a free agent in the offseason.

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    Gameday Matchup

     DetroitKansas City
    Current StreakL5W3
    Last 104-64-6

    Pitching Matchup

    DetroitKansas City
    J. Bonderman
    14-8, 4.08 ERA

    Last Game:
    10/1 vs KC
    4.1 IP, 4 ER
    Dec = ND
    J. Mays
    0-5, 8.70 ERA

    Last Game:
    7/22 vs MIL
    3.2 IP, 5 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.DetroitKansas City
    1. C. Granderson, CF D. DeJesus, CF
    2. P. Polanco, 2B M. Grudzielanek, 2B
    3. I. Rodriguez, C M. Sweeney, DH
    4. M. Ordonez, RF R. Sanders, RF
    5. D. Young, DH D. Mientkiewicz, 1B
    6. C. Shelton, 1B E. Brown, LF
    7. C. Guillen, SS M. Teahen, 3B
    8. C. Monroe, LF A. Berroa, SS
    9. B. Inge, 3B J. Buck, C