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Tigers Wallop Royals 9-3

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Miguel Cabrera is congratulated by teammates after scoring RBI. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera is congratulated by teammates after scoring RBI. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP)  –  A five-run first inning set the tone for the Detroit Tigers beating the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings throwing 98 pitches, allowing seven hits and getting three strike-outs.

Austin Jackson had four hits and the Tigers won for only the third time in 11 games. Porcello (2-2) took advantage of the offensive support to snap out of his slump, allowing two runs and seven hits.

In his previous two starts, the right-hander was 0-2 with a 15.26 ERA.

Luke Hochevar (2-2) took the loss for Kansas City, yielding nine runs on 12 hits and three walks in four innings. Hochevar had given up only three runs over 11 1-3 innings in his last two starts.

Tune in to 97.1 The Ticket on Wednesday as the Tigers take on the K.C. Royals at 1:05 p.m.

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