By Dave Hart
Royals 10, Tigers 3 – The Kansas City Royals pounded the Tigers late in Friday night’s win to even the four-game set.
The Tigers responded with three runs in the ninth on a solo home run by Miguel Cabrera and a two-run shot from Justin Upton.
The Royals were led by Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Kendrys Morales with three RBIs apiece.
The Tigers are now 34-33 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit will look to take the series lead over the Royals with a win on Saturday night.
3rd Place in AL Central Division (2.5 games behind first-place Cleveland)
3.5 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 98
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 99
Next Game: 06/18/2016 @ Kansas City Royals 8:15 p.m. @ Kaufman Stadium
Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera HR (14) RBI (40), Justin Upton HR (5) 2 RBI (25).
Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer L (7-2) 5.2 IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 4 BB 5 K.