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Royals hold off late rally to beat Tigers

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Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante, right, throws to first base to complete a double play as the Detroit Tigers’ Ian Kinsler tries to break it up on a Miguel Cabrera ground ball in the third inning of a game in Detroit on Monday.

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DETROIT — Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 11-8 Monday night.
Kansas City has won a season-high eight straight to pull within a half-game of the AL Central-leading Tigers.
Detroit scored six runs in the ninth inning and pulled within three on J.D. Martinez’s two-out grand slam off Donnie Joseph.
Michael Mariot struck out Austin Jackson looking for the final out.
Jason Vargas (7-2) gave up two runs on seven hits and ...


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