Redman gave up four hits in eight innings as Detroit snapped a
six-game losing streak by defeating the Kansas City Royals 10-1. Wendell Magee added four RBI as the Tigers set season highs for
runs and hits. Magee, Randall Simon, Shane Halter and Brandon Inge
all had three of Detroit's 19 hits. Kansas City lost for only the second time in 12 games. Raul
Ibanez singled home the Royals' run in the seventh, giving him 17
RBI in 10 games. Earlier in the day, the Tigers traded pitcher Brian Moehler to
Cincinnati in a five-player deal. He had made only three starts
this season in a comeback from major shoulder surgery. The deal marked the second time this month that the Tigers have
traded away a starting pitcher. Ace Jeff Weaver went to the New
York Yankees on July 6 in a three-team swap. ``At this point, I may be putting myself in that same
position,'' said Redman. ``If he (Detroit general manager Dave
Dombrowski) trades me, he's not going to give me away.'' Redman (6-9) walked none and struck out six. After allowing a
two-out single to Joe Randa in the first inning, Redman retired 16
straight batters before Carlos Beltran led off the seventh with a
triple. ``He was throwing strikes, he was throwing pitches using both
sides of the plate. Inside, outside,'' Beltran said. In his last 12 starts, the left-hander is 6-4 with a 2.23 ERA. ``He's been pitching good the last four or five outings,'' said
Magee. ``He's been dealing but he hasn't gotten any run support.'' Jeff Suppan (8-8) took the loss, giving up nine runs and 14 hits
in 5 1/3 innings. ``Suppan made some good pitches, they just hit the ball good,''
said Kansas City manager Tony Pena. ``He didn't hit the right spot.
Sometimes, that's the way it goes.'' The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the second inning after Robert
Fick led off with a walk and Carlos Pena singled. After Halter
sacrificed, one run scored on a wild pitch and Magee had an RBI
single. Detroit got six straight hits with two outs in the third to
score four more times. Pena singled in a run, Halter doubled in
another and Magee had a two-run double. ``Six hits in a row. That wasn't a very effective job,'' said
Suppan. Inge's two-out triple made in 7-0 in the fifth, but he was
thrown out at home trying to stretch it into an inside-the-park
homer. Royals left fielder Chuck Knoblauch couldn't catch up with
Inge's drive to deep left-center that hit off the base of the wall.
Beltran came over from center to retrieve the ball, and shortstop
Neifi Perez's relay home beat Inge by about 15 feet. Simon tripled in two runs in the sixth to make the score 9-0.
Magee singled home a run in the seventh. ``If you want to lose a game, this is the way I like to lose
it,'' said Pena. ``That didn't hurt that much, like when you lose a
game by one run.''
Detroit SS Ramon Santiago left in the third inning because
of pain in his right wrist. X-rays were negative and he's
day-to-day ... Pena, recently acquired from Oakland, has seven hits
in his last 15 at-bats. ... Kansas City's Carlos Febles is stuck in
a 5-for-40 slump. ... Luis Alicea of the Royals has a season-high
nine-game hitting streak.