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Hosmer powers Royals past Tigers

Sep 21, 2011 - 4:10 AM Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Eric Hosmer finished 5-for-5 with a three- run homer, powering the Kansas City Royals to a 10-2 win over the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers in the opener of a two-game set at Kauffman Stadium.

Hosmer's 18th home run of the season capped a six-run fourth inning for the Royals, who had won seven straight games before a loss on Sunday.

"It felt good tonight, especially to do it at home in front of all these fans," Hosmer said.

Salvador Perez and Melky Cabrera both collected three hits, with Perez matching Hosmer's three RBI.

Luis Mendoza (1-0), making his season debut for the Royals after earning Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year honors, gave up two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and walked three in seven innings.

Detroit starter Brad Penny (10-11) surrendered seven runs and 10 hits over four frames.

"Tonight I didn't give us much of a chance to win," Penny said.

Alex Gordon led off the home first with his 23rd home run, a drive to center field.

Kansas City took control of the game in the fourth. Perez, Alcides Escobar and Cabrera each plated a run with a single. Hosmer followed Cabrera's base hit with an opposite-field smash to left.

An RBI double by Austin Jackson put Detroit on the board in the fifth, but Perez clubbed a two-out, two-run homer off Duane Below in bottom of the inning to make it 9-1.

Delmon Young lifted a sacrifice fly in the seventh for Detroit before Jeff Francoeur capped the scoring in the eighth by plating Cabrera with a single.

Game Notes

Hosmer became the 26th player -- and sixth rookie -- in franchise history with at least five hits in a game...Detroit finished 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position.








  • DETROIT: 2
    KANSAS CITY: 10
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  • Jeff Francoeur single to left scored Melky Cabrera with none out. On the play, Eric Hosmer advances to second. Runners on first and second with none out and Mike Moustakas due up.

    Tigers 2, Royals 10  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 20 10:40 PM


  • Daniel Schlereth starts the inning for the Tigers.

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  • Alcides Escobar flied out to right to end the inning.

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  • Don Kelly flied out to left. Runner on second with two outs and Delmon Young due up.

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  • Eric Hosmer two-out, three-run Home Run (18) to left scored Alcides Escobar and Melky Cabrera. Jeff Francoeur due up.

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  • Melky Cabrera single to center scored Salvador Perez with two out. On the play, Alcides Escobar advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Eric Hosmer due up.

    Tigers 0, Royals 4  Bot 4, 2 OutsSep 20 9:19 PM


  • Salvador Perez single to left scored Johnny Giavotella with one out. On the play, Mitch Maier advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Alcides Escobar due up.

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  • Alex Gordon lead-off Home Run (23) to center. Melky Cabrera due up.

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