Royals hit four HRs in win over Tigers

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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 16: Second baseman Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers throws out Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals at third base on a force out during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on August 16, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The Royals defeated the Tigers 6-1. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)


DETROIT (AP) — Danny Duffy allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings and the Kansas City Royals hit four homers in a 6-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Raul Mondesi, Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer all homered off Justin Verlander (12-7), while Kendrys Morales went deep off Mark Lowe.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered for Detroit’s only run. The Tigers have lost seven of nine.

Duffy (10-1) allowed three hits and two walks, striking out five.

Verlander gave up five runs — three earned — four hits and a walk in seven-plus innings. He struck out six.

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