Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a home run and Alex Avila had three RBIs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Royals 6-4 in Kansas City yesterday afternoon.
Detroit built a 6-0 lead in the fifth and hung on to earn a split of the four-game series.
Anibal Sanchez got the win to improved to 2-and-3 after dealing seven-and-one-third innings of three-run ball.
Joakim Soria got his 10th save.
The Tigers have a travel day today before opening a three-game series tomorrow night against the White Sox in Chicago.
Shawn Greene puts his 3-and-1 mark up against Chicago’s Jeff Samardzija, who is 1-and-2.
At 17-and-9, Detroit leads KC by a half-game in the AL Central.
Cleveland Indians 10, Toronto Blue Jays 7
Washington Nationals 1, New York Mets 0
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Miami Marlins 2
Atlanta Braves 5, Cincinnati Reds 0
Detroit Tigers 6, Kansas City Royals 4
Minnesota Twins 13, Chicago White Sox 3
Houston Astros 7, Seattle Mariners 6
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (14 innings)
MIlwaukee Brewers 5, Chicago Cubs 3
Oakland Athletics 7, Texas Rangers 1
San Francisco Giants 5, Los Angleles Angels 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (13 innings)
San Diego Padres 8, Colorado Rockies 6
New York Yankees 8, Boston Red Sox 5
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports