Detroit beat the KC Royals 8-0 in the second game of a Sept. 9, 2004, doubleheader. For the Tigers, it was payback for the easy win KC claimed in the day’s first game. But the eight-run whitewash was an insufficient measure of revenge for what the Royals did to their hosts in the opener.
Kansas City battered and humiliated the Tigers; there simply is no more polite or adequate way to describe it. The Royals scored four runs in the first inning, two in the second and 11 in the third on their way to a 26-5 victory.