Kennedy pitches Royals past Tigers 3-1

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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 15: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by third base coach Dave Clark #25 of the Detroit Tigers after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning at Comerica Park on August 15, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The Royals defeated the Tigers 3-1. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kennedy pitched effectively into the seventh inning to win for the first since June 26 as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Monday night.

The Tigers lost slugger Miguel Cabrera after four innings to a strained left biceps. Cabrera appeared to injure himself in a first-inning collision with Cheslor Cuthbert at first base, but batted twice before leaving the game.

Detroit said Cabrera is day to day.

Kennedy (7-9) ended an eight-start winless streak, allowing one run on five hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. Three relievers finished, with Kelvin Herrera pitching the ninth for his fifth save.

Daniel Norris (1-1) took the loss, allowing two runs — one earned — in 5 1/3 innings.

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