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Miguel Cabrera's 4 RBIs highlight Tigers' latest win

Field Level Media
26 Sep 2021, 11:40 GMT+10

Miguel Cabrera had a two-run double and two-run single and the host Detroit Tigers collected their fifth win in six games by defeating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday.

Jonathan Schoop had two hits and scored two runs, while Jeimer Candelario added two hits and an RBI.

Drew Hutchison (3-1) only allowed an unearned run in 2 2/3 innings of relief. Michael Fulmer got the last four outs for his 12th save.

Detroit starter Tarik Skubal gave up one hit in four scoreless innings. Making his second career start, Kansas City starter Jon Heasley held the Tigers (75-79) scoreless on three hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Hunter Dozier had two extra-base hits and an RBI for the Royals (70-84).

Tigers left fielder Akil Baddoo robbed Dozier of a home run in the third with a leaping grab. The only baserunner Skubal allowed was Edward Olivares, who had a two-out single in the third.

The Royals broke the deadlock in the fifth against Hutchison without registering a hit. Carlos Santana walked, advanced on a passed ball and a sacrifice, then scored on Dozier's sacrifice fly.

Heasley was aided by double plays in the second and fourth innings. The Tigers' Harold Castro had a one-out double in the fifth, but Heasley responded by retiring Isaac Paredes on a foulout and Dustin Garneau on a flyout.

The Royals' Nicky Lopez reached second with two outs in the sixth on a single and stolen base, but Salvador Perez flied out to end the inning.

Heasley departed after issuing a one-out walk to Baddoo in the sixth. Baddoo was called out at third upon replay review after Schoop's single off Domingo Tapia (4-1). Robbie Grossman followed with a single and both runners scored on Cabrera's opposite-field double. Candelario knocked in Cabrera with a double to left-center.

Fulmer struck out Andrew Benintendi with two runners in scoring position in the top of the eighth.

Cabrera broke the game open with his two-run single off Ervin Santana in the bottom of the inning.

--Field Level Media

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