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.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez walks off the mound after the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit, Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Tigers win, end Royals’ 10-game run

Nathan breezed through the ninth inning, and the Tigers ended Kansas City’s 10-game winning streak with a victory over the Royals.