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Royals 4, Tigers 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WWJ/AP) – A two-run RBI single by Miguel Cabrera provided the only scoring for the Detroit Tigers who fell to the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Tuesday.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – with one game remaining in the regular season, Cabrera leads the American League in batting average (.331), homers (44) and RBIs (139) – the Triple Crown, last achieved by Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.

Alcides Esocbar and Jeff Francoeur went deep for Kansas City, and Salvador Perez provided the go-ahead RBI in the fifth inning. Jeremy Guthrie (5-3) lasted six innings to improve to 5-0 with six no-decisions in his final 11 starts, the Royals winning 10 of them.

Doug Fister (10-10) allowed three runs on seven hits in 4 1-3 innings for Detroit.

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