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• Tigers first-base coach Tom Brookens will miss the final two games of the series in Kansas City for personal reasons. Infield coach Rafael Belliard will take over in the first-base coaching box, and Brookens will return to the team on Friday in Detroit.

• Royals designated hitter Billy Butler continued to torment Justin Verlander in Tuesday night's game, going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI singles and an intentional walk off the Tigers' ace. Butler is hitting .367 in his career against Verlander, the highest batting average among the 25 players with 40 or more at-bats against the right-hander.

• Tigers first-base coach Tom Brookens will miss the final two games of the series in Kansas City for personal reasons. Infield coach Rafael Belliard will take over in the first-base coaching box, and Brookens will return to the team on Friday in Detroit.

• Royals designated hitter Billy Butler continued to torment Justin Verlander in Tuesday night's game, going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI singles and an intentional walk off the Tigers' ace. Butler is hitting .367 in his career against Verlander, the highest batting average among the 25 players with 40 or more at-bats against the right-hander.