Holland recorded his sixth hold of the season in Saturday's 9-8 win over the Tigers, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning.

Entering the game in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead, Holland instead made a mess of things, serving up a two-run shot to Akil Baddoo and then walking two more batters before getting replaced by Wade Davis for the final out. Holland avoided another blown save, but the 35-year-old has an 8.64 ERA and 1.56 WHIP through 8.1 innings in July and seems to be losing ground to Scott Barlow in the Royals' closer mix.

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