Cabrera homers, drives in 4 runs as Tigers top Royals 7
05:40, Sep 4, 2016
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The Tigers are 4-0 in Fulmer's last four starts against the AL Central, 9-1 in his last 10 starts after scoring five or more runs in their previous game, and 4-0 in their last four overall while the Royals are 39-18 in their last 57 against the AL Central, 6-0 in Ventura's last six starts, and 6-2 in his last eight Saturday starts.
Game notes: Friday's series opener in K.C. had a postseason feel, especially with the teams traded the lead late in the game.
J.D. Martinez's bouncer to shortstop Alcides Escobar forced out Victor Martinez at second, but got Iglesias home. After Eric Hosmer's single, Kendrys Morales' liner to center scored Mondesi.
The Royals bungled a chance to score in the fourth, which Jarrod Dyson led off with a single and stole second and third base, his American League 13th steal since the All-Star break.
"Obviously we're happy we came out on the winning side, but what a great game to watch, just as a fan of baseball, with the back and forth, both teams scoring off of closers, " Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.
Sanchez was removed after five innings, allowing three unearned runs. "He started out pretty strong, I thought, the first couple of innings and then he gave up the three spot".
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RAYS 8, BLUE JAYS 3 Alex Cobb went five solid innings during his first start in two years, Logan Morrison hit a go-ahead two-run home run, and Tampa Bay beat visiting Toronto.
NOTES: Royals RHP Wade Davis (flexor strain) was reinstated from the disabled list. He pitched three scoreless innings over three games on a rehab assignment before being reinstated from the disabled list earlier in the day.
Michael Fulmer (10-5, 2.69 ERA) gets the start for Detroit against Kansas City's Yordano Ventura (9-9, 4.33 ERA).
The Royals purchased the contract of INF Hunter Dozier, a 2013 first-round pick who hit 23 HRs with 75 RBIs this season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha.
Tigers: OF Cameron Maybin (left thumb contusion) has not played since Monday.
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