The Kansas City Royals set a team record for runs in a doubleheader in Detroit yesterday.
Unfortunately for them, they did it all in the first game.
The Royals set numerous records in a 26-5 first-game rout of the Tigers, but had no offense left in an 8-0 loss in Game 2.
Joe Randa led the Royals in the first game, going 6 for 7 and tying a major league record by scoring six times. He had five singles and a double, but he wasn't in the starting lineup for the second game.
"He's awfully tired from running the bases," Royals Manager Tony Pena cracked between games.
Jeremy Bonderman (9-11) shut down the Royals in the nightcap, allowing six hits in eight innings. Kansas City got only one runner into scoring position against the 21-year-old, who had nine strikeouts.
Randa also had two RBI in the first game when the Royals matched an AL record by putting 13 straight runners on base in an 11-run third inning. It was the most runs allowed by the Tigers in a nine-inning game -- Detroit allowed 24 runs twice. Randa also became the first AL player to have six hits and six runs in the same nine-inning game.
The Royals had 26 hits against five pitchers. Angel Berroa had a three-run homer and career-high five RBI, and Alberto Castillo knocked in a career-best four runs.
Zack Greinke (8-9) got the win. Jason Johnson (8-13) dropped to 0-5 in his last seven starts, allowing 11 runs -- nine earned -- in 21/3 innings.
Kevin Seitzer was the last Kansas City player with six hits in a game, on Aug. 2, 1987, and Shawn Green was the last major leaguer to score six times, on May 23, 2002. Green also had six hits in that game.
The previous Royals record for runs scored in a game was 23, against Minnesota on April 6, 1974. The major league record for a nine-inning game is 29 runs by the Boston Red Sox against St. Louis on June 8, 1950.
* YANKEES 9-10, DEVIL RAYS 1-5: Gary Sheffield and Tony Clark each drove in two runs during a seven-run second inning, and host New York completed a doubleheader sweep over sinking Tampa Bay.
The Yankees won all four games in the rain-shortened series and have won five in a row overall. They extended their AL East lead over Boston by at least a half-game, the first time they've increased the margin since Aug. 23.
Mike Mussina threw eight sharp innings in the opener, which started with just a few hundred fans in the stands. Yankee Stadium filled up a bit more for the nightcap, with the paid attendance announced as 41,230.
* MARINERS 7, RED SOX 1: Bobby Madritsch pitched eight shutout innings, and host Seattle ended a seven-game losing streak.
Boston, which had won four in a row, 14 of 15 and 20 of 22, committed two errors that accounted for five unearned runs. A dropped fly ball by left fielder Manny Ramirez led to four unearned runs in the fifth.
* WHITE SOX 7, RANGERS 3: Mark Buehrle pitched a three-hitter for his second complete game of the season, leading visiting Chicago past slumping Texas. Paul Konerko and Joe Crede homered for the White Sox, who have won six of seven.
Texas lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
* BLUE JAYS 5, ANGELS 4: Carlos Delgado capped a five-run third inning with a two-run homer in Anaheim.
Anaheim closed within one run in the seventh with an RBI double by Chone Figgins and a run-scoring groundout by Adam Kennedy.