Leyland is in his seventh season as the manager of the Tigers, compiling a 525-457 record (.535). Sunday's 5-2 victory over the White Sox gave Leyland 1,594 wins during his managerial career, 18th-most all-time. He is five wins shy of matching Tommy Lasorda's 1,599 wins. Leyland is tops among all active big league managers. Royals: Duffy draws tough assignment
Left-hander Danny Duffy, Verlander's mound opponent Monday, faced Detroit three times last season as a rookie and was 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA. Both losses were at Kauffman Stadium, on July 7 and Aug. 6. Worth noting
After a slow start, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is starting to heat up. Moustakas was hitting .091 through the first five games, but in the last five, he is hitting .350 (7-for-20) with six RBIs.