Royals' Brady Singer follows no-hit bid with dominant outing against the Tigers

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Brady Singer of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning at Comerica Park in Detroit on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. - Duane Burleson/Getty Images North America/TNS

Kansas City Royals rookie pitcher Brady Singer sure looked like he was poised to match teammate Brad Keller’s nine-inning shutout from three days ago.

Instead Singer tossed six scoreless innings and departed after throwing 81 pitches in a second consecutive dazzling performance on the road against an AL Central Division foe. Singer matched his career high with eight strikeouts for the second start in a row as the Royals collected a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Wednesday night.

The Royals (21-29) split the two-game series and have now won seven of eight.

Star catcher Salvador Perez continued his red-hot hitting and drove in the first three runs of the game with a two-run home run and an RBI double.

Perez, who came off of the injured list on Friday, went 7 for 14 with four runs, two doubles, a home run and three RBIs in the weekend series after having missed 20 games.

The top three hitters in the Royals’ batting order, Whit Merrifield (2 for 5, two runs, two stolen bases), Adalberto Mondesi (2 for 4) and Perez (2 for 3, home run, double) combined to go 6 for 11 with three stolen bases and four runs scored.

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