- May 8, 2002
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Carlos Hernandez pitched five shutout innings and Whit Merrifield drove in a pair of runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Friday night. The win clinched the season series for the Royals, who lead 10-7 with two games remaining. Hernandez allowed two hits, walked three and hit a batter, one start after allowing seven runs in four innings against the Oakland A's. Four relievers finished, with Scott Barlow pitching the ninth for his 15th save.