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JaCoby Jones' Homer In 10th Sends Tigers Past Royals 3-2

Tigers starter Michael Fulmer pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out five.

April 20, 2018 - 4:16 pm
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By DAVE HOGG, Associated Press


DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones homered with one out in the 10 inning Friday to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the Royals in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Kansas City has lost nine straight.


Jones hit a 2-2 fastball from Brad Keller (0-1) into the Tigers bullpen in leftfield. Joe Jimenez (2-0) picked up the win, Detroit's fourth straight, with a scoreless 10th inning.


Royals starter Jason Hammel allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in nine innings, matching the longest outing of his career. He pitched a shutout for Baltimore against the Atlanta Braves in 2012.


Tigers starter Michael Fulmer pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out five.


The Tigers broke the scoreless tie in the fifth on back-to-back doubles by James McCann and Jones. Jones stole third on the next pitch and scored on Dixon Machado's one-out sacrifice fly.


Moustakas extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a solo homer in the sixth, pulling the Royals within 2-1. Jon Jay's RBI single tied the game with one out in the seventh.


Kansas City put two runners on with two out in the eighth, but Ryan Goins hit a sharp liner directly at Machado at second.


TRAINER'S ROOM


Royals: OF Alex Gordon is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Friday night. Gordon has been out since April 10 with a left hip tear. . C Salvador Perez (knee) caught seven innings on Thursday for Double-A Memphis, and is expected to join Gordon in Omaha.


Tigers: Cabrera has played all 17 games this season despite hip and back issues. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said Cabrera could get a day off on Detroit's upcoming road trip to Pittsburgh and Baltimore.


UP NEXT


The teams face each other again in the second game of the split doubleheader, with Detroit's Daniel Norris (0-1, 7.11) facing Kansas City's Jakob Junis (2-1, 1.93).