July 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Sunday's Tigers-Royals live tweets: K.C. five-run seventh buries Detroit

Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar score on a single by former Tiger Omar Infante in the seventh. (Ed Zurga / Getty Images)

The Tigers go for a sweep of the Royals on Sunday to conclude the first half of the season. First pitch is 2:10 p.m. with Justin Verlander facing Bruce Chen.

Tigers at Royals

When: 2:10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

TV / radio: FSD / 1270-AM and 97.1-FM

Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:

Quick hits

* Ian Kinsler had two more hits on Saturday night, giving him 115 on the season. That’s tied for third most for a Tigers player before the All-Star break since 1933. The two Tigers with more are Al Kaline (122 in 1955) and Miguel Cabrera (132 in 2013).

* J.D. Martinez, who homered in Saturday night’s win over the Royals, is hitting .419 (18-for-43) in 11 games in July, with three doubles, four homers and 10 RBI.

* After Sunday’s game, four Tigers will head to Minneapolis for All-Star Game festivities – first baseman Miguel Cabrera, pitcher Max Scherzer, second baseman Ian Kinsler and designated hitter Victor Martinez. Martinez is injured will not participate in any baseball-related activities.

* After the All-Star break the Tigers get back in action starting on Friday when they open a four-game home series against the Indians.

News bulletins

Rick Porcello pitches like a star, Tigers trump Royals

Tigers expect Victor Martinez to return for first game after All-Star break

Memorable home runs give All-Star Game its classic feel

Tigers lineup

1. Austin Jackson, CF

2. Ian Kinsler, 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. J.D. Martinez, RF

5. Torii Hunter, DH

6. Nick Castellanos, 3B

7. Alex Avila, C

8. Eugenio Suarez, SS

9. Rajai Davis, LF

Justin Verlander, RHP

Royals lineup

1. Nori Aoki, RF

2. Omar Infante, 2B

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B

4. Billy Butler, DH

5. Mike Moustakas, 3B

6. Raul Ibanez, LF

7. Alcides Escobar, SS

8. Jarrod Dyson, CF

9. Brett Hayes, C

Bruce Chen, LHP