KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -—Ervin Santana allowed two singles in 7 1-3 innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Santana, who can be a free agent after the season and has been widely speculated to be traded before the July 31 deadline without a player clearing waivers, did not allow a runner to reach second base. He walked one and struck out six.
Torii Hunter's one-out single in the fourth.
Greg Holland worked a flawless ninth for his 23rd save in 25 opportunities, striking out one.