Orlando, Hosmer spark late comeback as Royals top Tigers 7-4

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 24: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with Cheslor Cuthbert #19 of the Kansas City Royals after hitting a three-run home run to break a 4-4 tie with the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on September 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The Royals defeated the Tigers 7-4. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Paulo Orlando hit a tying, two-run double and Eric Hosmer followed with a three-run homer against Francisco Rodriguez, capping a ninth-inning comeback that led the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 7-4 Saturday.

Given a 4-2 lead, Rodriguez (3-4) allowed singles to Alex Gordon and Hunter Dozier before Orlando’s double. Cheslor Cuthbert walked and Hosmer hit his 24th homer.

Wade Davis (2-1) pitched a one-hit eighth and Kelvin Herrera, Kansas City’s seventh pitcher, got three straight outs for his 12th save in 15 chances. Rodriguez blew a save for the fifth time in 49 opportunities.

Detroit’s five-game winning streak was stopped, and the Tigers dropped into a tie for the second AL wild card with Baltimore, which played Arizona at night.

 

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