Deja Blue: Royals blow lead for second straight night

Whit Merrifield
Posted at 11:05 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 00:18:14-04

DETROIT — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and Detroit's bullpen came through again in a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

A night after pitching six scoreless innings in a win over the Royals, the Tigers' relievers blanked Kansas City for four.

Detroit rallied from a 4-0 deficit thanks in large part to Jones, who doubled twice before connecting off Ian Kennedy for his third homer of the year.

Jonathan Schoop also went deep for the Tigers. Bryan Garcia earned his first big league win, and Joe Jimenez worked the ninth for his fourth save.