Royals’ Rally Sauce Serves Up 3-2 Win Over Detroit

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Eric Hosmer’s two out single in the tenth scored Miguel Tejada as the Royals again spoiled a dominating outing by Justin Verlander and beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium Wednesday afternoon.  Verlander, who is 15-2 in his career against the Royals, allowed just three singles with eight strikeouts over seven innings and left with a 2-0 lead.  Detroit got a run in the first on a Prince Fielder RBI single, then former Royal Brayan Pena doubled in the second run in the fifth, both off Royal starter James Shields.  In the ninth Hosmer led off with a single to left off Drew Smyly, then closer Jose Valverde came on to get Alex Gordon and Billy Butler, then had Lorenzo Cain down 0-2 before Cain walloped a hanging breaking ball into the seats in left center to tie the game and swipe victory from Verlander.  Tejada led off the tenth with a single off loser Phil Coke, moved to second on a sacrifice and to third on a ground out to first before Hosmer stroked one up the middle for the game winner.  Greg Holland got the win with a perfect tenth inning which included strikeouts of Tiger sluggers Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera.  It was the second time this year that the Royals rallied late to tie and win in 10 innings in a Verlander vs. Shields start – they did it in Detroit back in April.  Coke was also the loser in that game, an 8-3 Royals win.  Kansas City finished their homestand 7-2, winning seven of the last eight games.  They start a seven game road trip tomorrow in St. Petersburg against the Tampa Bay Rays.  WIBW Radio has the broadcast at 5:30.