Justin Verlander held Kansas City hitless through 5 2/3 innings, pitching an eight inning gem as the Tigers knocked off the Royals 3-1 at Comerica Park Friday night.
Royal Melky Cabrera broke up Verlander's no-hit bid in the sixth inning, drilling a triple into right-center field.
With their sixth straight win, the Tigers moved into second place in the American League's Central Division, behind the Cleveland Indians.
Two solo home-runs fueled Detroit's attack as no Tiger hitter collected more than one hit in the game.
The teams are back at it Saturday, with a late afternoon game time of 4:05 p.m.