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MLB – The Detroit Tigers Take Series From The Kansas City Royals

Posted on September 16, 2013 in Professional Sports News.

Alex Avila lifted a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a tie and give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park yesterday afternoon.

Avila also hit a two-run homer in the second for Detroit, who have won four-of-five.

Max Scherzer struck out 12 in seven innings of one-run ball for a no-decision.

Drew Smyly improved to 6-and-0 while Joaquin Benoit notched his 20th save.

 

The Tigers host the Mariners for four games starting tonight.

First pitch at Comerica Park is 7:08 p.m.

Rick Porcello (12-8, 4.56 ERA) will take the mound for Detroit, up against Joe Saunders (11-14, 5.18 ERA) of the Mariners.

 

 

By:  Mike Plourde        for Great Lakes Radio Sports