Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander throws to a Kansas City Royals batter in the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Royals rally for win over Tigers

A five-run seventh inning enabled the Royals to avoid a demoralizing four-game sweep against the Tigers on Sunday.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Tigers slug their way past Dodgers

Verlander settled down after a terrible first inning and the Tigers rallied in emphatic fashion for a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez follows through on a solo home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Joe Saunders in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Tigers beat Rangers, win 6th in row

Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez homered on consecutive pitches by different pitchers and the Tigers stretched their winning streak.