Scherzer wins 9th in a row, Tigers beat Royals

Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) is tagged out by Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante (4) during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Umpire Paul Nauert, back, watches to make the call. Escobar was out trying to stretch a single. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) is tagged out by Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante (4) during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Umpire Paul Nauert, back, watches to make the call. Escobar was out trying to stretch a single. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Max Scherzer won his ninth straight decision, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 3-2 to snap the Royals’ six-game winning streak on Tuesday night.

Scherzer became the first Tigers starter to begin the season 9-0 since Vern Kennedy in 1938 by pitching seven sharp innings.

He limited the Royals to three hits and two runs, while striking out six and walking two.

Aaron Crow (2-2), who was a college teammate of Scherzer’s at Missouri, took the loss after pitching out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh.

Crow hit Miguel Cabrera with a pitch to start the eighth. Cabrera advanced to third on Prince Fielder’s single to right on a full count and scored on Victor Martinez’s sacrifice fly to left. That was the first run allowed by the Kansas City bullpen in 21 innings.

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