10 straight! Royals win again today

By Steve Sell
June 18, 2014

DETROIT — The Royals are rampaging.

Kansas City extended its unfathomable winning streak to 10 games this afternoon with a 2-1 victory over Detroit.

Omar Infante’s fifth-inning solo home run provided the winning margin. It was Infante’s second homer of the series against his old team. He had two hits overall and Lorenzo Cain also had two. Kansas City had scored 11 runs in each of the first two games of the series, but proved it could win a close game as well.

Jeremy Guthrie pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out nine, to earn the victory. His only blemish was a seventh-inning solo homer by J.D. Martinez.

Kelvin Herrera got the final out of the seventh, then the tag-team champions of the world Wade Davis and Greg Holland mowed down the Tigers in the final two innings, with Davis striking out the side in the eighth.

Kansas City is now 1 1/2 games up on Detroit and goes for a hard-to-believe four-game road sweep Thursday afternoon. No matters what happens in that game, the Royals will be in first place when they return home Friday to play Seattle, which kicks off a nine-game homestand.