Betemit, Royals Beat Sloppy Tigers

5 years 6 months 2 weeks ago April 10, 2011 Apr 10, 2011 Sunday, April 10 2011 Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:59:00 PM CDT in Sports
Source: The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Wilson Betemit went 4 for 4 with two doubles, and the Kansas City Royals beat the mistake-prone Detroit Tigers 9-5 on Sunday.

Luke Hochevar pitched seven solid innings for Kansas City, and every Royals starter had a hit. Miguel Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila all homered for Detroit, but the Tigers made four errors.

Hochevar (1-1) gave up the three homers, but Detroit managed only two other hits off him. He easily outdueled Rick Porcello (0-2) in a matchup of former first-round draft picks. Three relievers finished for the Royals, with Joakim Soria getting the final two outs for his third save.

It was the first four-hit game for Betemit since July 14, 2007. He also drew a walk.

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