KANSAS CITY, MO – Novice Spencer Turkelson had a long-running, two-of-three hit for the Detroit Tigers, who beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Friday night in a fifth straight setback.
Miguel Cabrera doubled by one in the seventh inning to approach five strikes shy of 3,000. Torkelson followed up one later with a blast 432 feet through left field off Brad Keeler.
This was his second home career for Turkelson, who also won two in fifth.
Tariq Scobal hit six of the Royals’ first eight and retired his top eleven opponents before Salvador Perez dropped the left side for the first kick of the match, with two going out in the fourth inning.
Jacob Barnes (1-0) succeeded in the third game, Joe Jimenez of Puerto Rican scored the eighth goal, and Mikhail Vollmer finished the ninth game in his best form to save him for the first time. Tigers combined throw to throw the five-a-ball combined.
Keeler (0-1) did not allow one opponent to reach base until the fourth inning, when he walked into Austin Meadows. He made seven runs, in which he allowed two runs and three hits, with two runs and five hits.
For the Tigers, the Venezuelans are Victor Reyes 4-0, Cabrera 4-1, and Harold Castro 3-0. Dominican Jaime Candelario 4-0.
For the royal family, Venezuelan Perez scored 4-2 in one inning. Dominican Carlos Santana 4-1 with RBI, Adalberto Mondesi 3-0.
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