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Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals slides into second past Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers for a steal in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals slides into second past Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers for a steal in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Max Scherzer won his ninth straight decision, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 3-2 to snap the Royals’ six-game winning streak on Tuesday night.

Scherzer became the first Tigers starter to begin the season 9-0 since Vern Kennedy in 1938 by pitching seven sharp innings.

He limited the Royals to three hits and two runs, while striking out six and walking two.

Aaron Crow (2-2), who was a college teammate of Scherzer’s at Missouri, took the loss after pitching out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh.

Crow hit Miguel Cabrera with a pitch to start the eighth. Cabrera advanced to third on Prince Fielder’s single to right on a full count and scored on Victor Martinez’s sacrifice fly to left. That was the first run allowed by the Kansas City bullpen in 21 innings.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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