Ivan Rodriguez crushed a three-run home run in the ninth inning, accounting for all of Detroit's runs and sending the Tigers over the Royals. Jeremy Bonderman allowed two runs while striking out eight in six innings.
Brandon Duckworth tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings, but David Riske allowed a ninth-inning homer as the Royals fell to the Tigers. Mark Teahen drove in both runs, including one on his first home run of the season.
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