Miguel Cabrera’s homer sends Tigers past Royals

Miguel Cabrera blasted a two-run, first-inning homer and seven Detroit pitchers made the lead stand as the host Tigers won their fifth straight by edging Kansas City 2-1 on Wednesday.Cabrera’s long ball was his first since July 25 and fifth of the season.Detroit’s scheduled starter, Matt Manning, was scratched moments before the game due to arm fatigue. Emergency starter Will Vest gave up one run in one inning.Daniel Norris (1-4) pitched two scoreless innings and was awarded the victory. Gregory Soto pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save for the Tigers (62-92).Kansas City starter Daniel Lynch (4-12) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. The Royals got a leadoff homer from MJ Melendez off Vest, but then squandered numerous opportunities. They left 13 runners on base and Detroit catcher Eric Haase cut down two baserunners attempting to steal.Edward Olivares had three of the Royals’ 10 hits. Cabrera was the only Tigers player with more than one hit.Melendez smacked his 18th homer, an opposite-field shot. Cabrera answered with his two-out, two-run blast, the 507th homer of his career, after a Haase single.

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