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Guillen, Cabrera power Tigers past Royals

Aug 16, 2009 - 3:16 AM DETROIT(AP) -- Carlos Guillen doesn't when his right shoulder will be 100 percent.

For the moment, it's good enough.

Guillen homered and drove in four runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

"I know I can't do everything, so I'm just trying to get good at-bats," he said. "Tonight, I was patient and I hit the ball hard."

After back-to-back All-Star appearances, Guillen has struggled this year with leg and shoulder problems. He has missed 68 games and can no longer switch hit, but is batting .295 since returning in late July.

"I feel better physically and mentally," he said. "I still can't swing from the right side, but I feel comfortable left-handed."

Miguel Cabrera had four hits and three RBIs for the Tigers, who won their third straight game. Cabrera capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the eighth.

"It was huge that we were able to keep adding on runs," manager Jim Leyland said. "When you hold a team scoreless for a few innings and keep scoring, it is going to deflate them."

Billy Butler connected for a two-run shot in the first and Brayan Pena added a solo shot in the sixth for the Royals. Luke Hochevar (6-6) pitched four-plus innings, giving up six runs and a career-worst 12 hits.

"I just didn't execute my pitches," Hochevar said. "It seemed like I would get two strikes, and they would foul off some pitches and then get a hit. That hurt me."

Cabrera reached on an infield hit in Detroit's two-run first and singled in Placido Polanco in the third to make it 4-2. He led off the fifth with another single and Guillen drove Hochevar's next pitch over the wall in right to extend the Tigers' lead to four.

Ramon Santiago and Alex Avila also homered for Detroit, which finished with 16 hits. Edwin Jackson (9-5) allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings.

"The offense did a great job for me," Jackson said. "It makes it a lot easier when they are scoring like that, because you've got room to make mistakes."

Kansas City failed to score in the fifth despite getting its first four hitters on base. David DeJesus reached on a leadoff double, but was thrown out trying to stretch. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Alberto Callaspo, who grounded into a double play.

"We had chances, but we just could never get the big hit when we needed one," Kansas City manager Trey Hillman said.

NOTES: The Tigers scored in every inning they batted but the fourth, and had the bases loaded with one out in that inning. ... Butler's homer ended Detroit's scoreless streak at 21 innings. ... Detroit's Rick Porcello served the fourth of his five-game suspension. He is scheduled to return to the rotation Tuesday against Seattle. ... The game started just as the Detroit Lions were completing a 27-26 preseason victory over Atlanta at adjacent Ford Field. The games drew a combined crowd of 72,061.






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  • ** CONFIRMED **
    AL
    KANSAS CITY 3
    DETROIT 10 FINAL

    Aug 15 10:10 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIGUEL CABRERA (24) TO LEFT CENTER WITH
    1 OUT IN THE 8TH OFF RON MAHAY SCORED CLETE THOMAS.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3, DETROIT 10
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.246, 3-FOR-4, HR, 4 RBI)

    Royals 3, Tigers 10  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 15 9:58 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ALEX AVILA (2) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF RON MAHAY.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3, DETROIT 8
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.248, 0-FOR-3)

    Royals 3, Tigers 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 15 9:40 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C GUILLEN ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3
    DETROIT 7 BOTTOM,6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R RABURN (.262, 7 HR, 31 RBI)

    Royals 3, Tigers 7  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 15 9:24 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRAYAN PENA (3) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF EDWIN JACKSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3, DETROIT 6
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.211, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals 3, Tigers 6  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 15 9:09 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS GUILLEN (4) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH
    0 OUT IN THE 5TH OFF LUKE HOCHEVAR SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2, DETROIT 6
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.259, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Royals 2, Tigers 6  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 15 8:54 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM,3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.238, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Royals 2, Tigers 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 15 8:03 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RAMON SANTIAGO (7) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF LUKE HOCHEVAR.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2, DETROIT 3
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.258, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals 2, Tigers 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 15 7:45 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCUS THAMES SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M THAMES ON FIRST, C GUILLEN ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: A AVILA (.429, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

    Royals 2, Tigers 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 15 7:32 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED CLETE THOMAS
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C GUILLEN ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.257, 13 HR, 28 RBI)

    Royals 2, Tigers 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 15 7:27 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 2 2 2 0
    DETROIT 0 0 0 (BOT 1)


    CURRENT PITCHERS: KAN - LUKE HOCHEVAR
    DET - EDWIN JACKSON

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.259, 23 HR, 54 RBI)
    P POLANCO (.272, 7 HR, 53 RBI)
    C THOMAS (.246, 7 HR, 33 RBI)

    Royals 2, Tigers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 15 7:16 PM