Detroit denied sweep as KC strikes for two runs in 9th.
Saupold gets win after pitching scoreless 11th.
Verlander, relievers combine for 220 pitches, most since 2004.
Battle of pitchers named to All-Star Game goes to Detroit.
Jury still out on whether he can lead team into future.
Verlander loses to Cleveland for second time this week; Rondon yields 3 runs.
Strikes out 11, including 3 strikeouts on 9 pitchers in the 5th inning.
Right-hander strikes out 8 in Tigers’ victory.