Royals 5, Tigers 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer's RBI double capped a five-run seventh and the Royals avoided a four-game sweep. Four runs were charged to Justin Verlander, who had a two-hit shutout going but loaded the bases on three straight singles. "A couple of balls fell in the right spots and I'm out of the ballgame,'' he said. Yordano Ventura got the win in his first career relief appearance.