DETROIT  (Michigan News Source) – Going seven innings, Michael Lorenzen allowed just three hits with three strikeouts as Detroit won their 44th game of the year, 3-0. He retired the side in five of the seven innings getting the last 11 batters he faced out and now has gone 23 2/3 innings without allowing a run.

After the game, Lorenzen said, “With the amount of I’ve been throwing, I know that teams are going to come out aggressive. And so if you just leverage that, you get some weak contact. A really good job by the defense.”

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After Lorenzen went seven innings, Tyler Holton went one-two-three in the eighth and Jason Foley earned his fourth save of the year shutting down the Royals in the ninth.

Detroit only had six hits in the game as Andy Ibanez had two hits and one RBI. Spencer Torkelson and Eric Haase also added a RBI. The Tigers scored two in the second for the early lead. Ibanez singled in Akil Baddoo with two outs and Haased followed with another single to left field to make it 2-0. In the fifth inning, Torkelson’s sacrifice fly to left field finished off the scoring as Zach McKinstry came in.

Detroit is back at home on Friday night to start a three-game series with San Diego.