Kinsler's double keys Tigers' rally in 7-4 win over Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ian Kinsler doubled home two runs and the Detroit Tigers batted around in a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Wednesday night.
The loss snapped the Royals' eight-game home winning streak, their longest since winning their first 11 games in 2003 at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez (11-7) had retired 13 straight batters entering the eighth, which James McCann led off with a single. Volquez walked Anthony Gose, and Jose Iglesias had an infield single to load the bases with none out.
Kinsler doubled down the left field line to score McCann and Gose to finish Volquez's night. J.D. Martinez's single scored Iglesias. Kinsler scored on Collins' fielder's choice grounder as Detroit sent 10 to the plate in the inning.
Volquez, who had given up three or fewer runs in his previous seven starts, was charged with six runs, five earned, on eight hits over seven-plus innings.