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Andy Dirks Ends Home Run Drought At 20 Games

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KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 19: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at second base by Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals on a steal attempt in the fifth inning during a game at Kauffman Stadium on July 19, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO – JULY 19: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at second base by Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals on a steal attempt in the fifth inning during a game at Kauffman Stadium on July 19, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks broke a 1-1 game Sunday against the Royals with a solo home run to straightaway center, just eluding Jarrod Dyson’s leap at the wall, with one out in the fifth inning. Dirks finished 2 for 4 with a strikeout.

Dirks is batting .297 (11 for 37) with a home run, three doubles and three RBI in his last 11 games. Sunday’s home run was his first in 20 games.

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