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Kansas City (45-71)200001000391
Detroit (62-54) «21102112x10160

Tigers 10, Royals 3

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DETROIT -- Carlos Guillen doesn't when his right shoulder will be 100 percent.

For the moment, it's good enough.

Guillen homered and drove in four runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

"I know I can't do everything, so I'm just trying to get good at-bats," he said. "Tonight, I was patient and I hit the ball hard."

After back-to-back All-Star appearances, Guillen has struggled this year with leg and shoulder problems. He has missed 68 games and can no longer switch hit, but is batting .295 since returning in late July.

"I feel better physically and mentally," he said. "I still can't swing from the right side, but I feel comfortable left-handed."

Miguel Cabrera had four hits and three RBI for the Tigers, who won their third straight game. Cabrera capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the eighth.

"It was huge that we were able to keep adding on runs," manager Jim Leyland said. "When you hold a team scoreless for a few innings and keep scoring, it is going to deflate them."

Billy Butler connected for a two-run shot in the first and Brayan Pena added a solo shot in the sixth for the Royals. Luke Hochevar (6-6) pitched four-plus innings, giving up six runs and a career-worst 12 hits.

"I just didn't execute my pitches," Hochevar said. "It seemed like I would get two strikes, and they would foul off some pitches and then get a hit. That hurt me."

Cabrera reached on an infield hit in Detroit's two-run first and singled in Placido Polanco in the third to make it 4-2. He led off the fifth with another single and Guillen drove Hochevar's next pitch over the wall in right to extend the Tigers' lead to four.

Ramon Santiago and Alex Avila also homered for Detroit, which finished with 16 hits. Edwin Jackson (9-5) allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings.

"The offense did a great job for me," Jackson said. "It makes it a lot easier when they are scoring like that, because you've got room to make mistakes."

Kansas City failed to score in the fifth despite getting its first four hitters on base. David DeJesus reached on a leadoff double, but was thrown out trying to stretch. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Alberto Callaspo, who grounded into a double play.

"We had chances, but we just could never get the big hit when we needed one," Kansas City manager Trey Hillman said.

Notes

The Tigers scored in every inning they batted but the fourth, and had the bases loaded with one out in that inning. ... Butler's homer ended Detroit's scoreless streak at 21 innings. ... Detroit's Rick Porcello served the fourth of his five-game suspension. He is scheduled to return to the rotation Tuesday against Seattle. ... The game started just as the Detroit Lions were completing a 27-26 preseason victory over Atlanta at adjacent Ford Field. The games drew a combined crowd of 72,061.

 
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Detroit

M. Cabrera
AB 5
R 3
H 4
HR 1
RBI 3
Detroit

C. Guillen
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 4
 

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Kansas City Royals
David DeJesus, LF4020000 .265
Mitch Maier, CF4120012 .246
Billy Butler, 1B3112102 .298
Mike Jacobs, DH4010012 .233
Alberto Callaspo, 2B4010001 .304
Mark Teahen, RF4000021 .275
Brayan Pena, C4121000 .326
Alex Gordon, 3B4000001 .207
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS2000102 .238
   a- Josh Anderson, PH1000010 .234
Totals3439325  
a-struck out for Betancourt in the 9th
Batting
2B - David DeJesus (23, Jackson)
HR - Billy Butler (14, Jackson), Brayan Pena (3, Jackson)
RBI - Billy Butler 2 (61), Brayan Pena (10)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Mitch Maier 1
E - Alex Gordon (5, Misplayed grounder)
Kansas City Royals
Luke Hochevar (L,6-6) 41266042 5.73
Bruce Chen 2210130 5.06
Ron Mahay 2233102 4.61
Pitches-Strikes - Luke Hochevar 105-70, Bruce Chen 42-25, Ron Mahay 29-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Luke Hochevar 3-4, Bruce Chen 2-2, Ron Mahay 2-4
Batters Faced - Luke Hochevar 23, Bruce Chen 10, Ron Mahay 9
Detroit Tigers
Curtis Granderson, CF5120010 .260
Placido Polanco, 2B5110004 .271
    Adam Everett, SS0000000 .234
Clete Thomas, RF4210125 .246
Miguel Cabrera, 1B5343000 .329
Carlos Guillen, DH5134000 .244
Marcus Thames, LF3011011 .258
    Ryan Raburn, LF2000002 .259
Alex Avila, C3121110 .471
Brandon Inge, 3B4000012 .247
Ramon Santiago, SS-2B4121011 .251
Totals4010161027  
Batting
2B - Placido Polanco (27, Hochevar)
HR - Miguel Cabrera (24, Mahay), Carlos Guillen (4, Hochevar), Alex Avila (2, Mahay), Ramon Santiago (7, Hochevar)
RBI - Miguel Cabrera 3 (70), Carlos Guillen 4 (20), Marcus Thames (29), Alex Avila (6), Ramon Santiago (30)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Guillen 2 (5), Marcus Thames (12), Ramon Santiago (12)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Curtis Granderson 1
DP - Polanco-Cabrera
Detroit Tigers
Edwin Jackson (W,9-5) 6933232 2.85
Bobby Seay 2000010 3.35
Brandon Lyon 1000010 2.89
Pitches-Strikes - Edwin Jackson 92-60, Bobby Seay 29-19, Brandon Lyon 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edwin Jackson 5-8, Bobby Seay 2-3, Brandon Lyon 2-0
Batters Faced - Edwin Jackson 27, Bobby Seay 6, Brandon Lyon 3
Game Information
Attendance - 37276
Game Time - 2:58
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Ed Rapuano