Zach Grienke is really good. If not for Roy Halladay, he'd be the runaway favorite for AL Cy Young after 2 months. Right now, unless you're lucky, you're not beating him. The only loss he has was a 1-0 decision to the Angels, where he was out dueled by Joe Saunders. When you have two throwing errors by your pitcher, you can figure out it's probably not going to go your team's way that evening.
Still, as a whole, Kansas City does not frighten me. They're in the bottom third in the Majors in practically all the offensive categories. Yes, they do have Grienke. They also have Kyle Farnsworth, Horacio Ramirez, Sidney Ponson, Ron Mahay, and Kyle Davies. There are 3 pitchers on the Royals staff with an ERA worse than Brandon Lyon.
As for the Tigers tonight, well you cant mount a rally on what you can't hit. Yes Robertson and Lyon didn't help matters by expanding the Royal lead. The way Greinke was pitching I would rather have them serve up the runs today, and have Perry, Zumaya and Rodney ready to go tomorrow afternoon. Now it the bats are cold against a guy they lit up for 7 runs last time out, then you get a little worried
Tigers 1 Royals 6
W: Grienke (8-1)
L: Jackson (4-3)
W - L
25 - 19
1st Place AL Central (3 games ahead of Kansas City)