August 15, 2013 8:41 PM

Royals open key weekend in Detroit with 4-1 loss to Tigers

What looms as the most significant August series for the Royals in the last two decades started Thursday with the soft thud of a 4-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Prince Fielder erased the Royals’ early 1-0 lead with a two-run homer in the first inning, and right-hander Anibal Sanchez took it from there in delivering 7 1/3 precision innings.

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