Royals Lose to Tigers in Detroit

4 years 3 days 2 hours ago September 26, 2012 Sep 26, 2012 Wednesday, September 26 2012 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:44:00 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT -- Jhonny Peralta brought home the go-ahead run when Andy Dirks' hard slide broke up a potential inning-ending double play in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Wednesday night.

Triple Crown candidate Miguel Cabrera was robbed of a tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning by Alex Gordon's catch above the left-field wall. Detroit, which started the day tied with the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central for the first time since Sept. 2, found a way to break through the eighth, though.

It looked as if the Royals were going to keep the score tied in the eighth when Peralta hit a grounder to third baseman Mike Moustakas. Dirks, though, slid so late and hard that second baseman Irving Falu didn't attempt a throw, allowing pinch-runner Don Kelly to score.

 

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