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Fielder breaks home run drought as Tigers beat Royals

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Jeremy Guthrie of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game on Thursday night in Detroit.

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DETROIT — Prince Fielder went three weeks without a homer, and the Detroit Tigers kept right on rolling.
Now that drought’s over — and Fielder’s team is sitting pretty in the AL Central.
Fielder’s two-run shot in the first inning Thursday night sent the Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Andy Dirks added four hits for Detroit, which leads second-place Cleveland by 6½ games in the division.
“Prince produces runs. I don’t care how he does it,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “Tonight happened to be by way of the home run, but he ...


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