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MLB: Kansas City 3, Detroit 2

May 2, 2012 at 4:21 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, May 2 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas scored on an infield hit with two out in the ninth Wednesday, allowing the Kansas City Royals to claim a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Kansas City pitching allowed just one hit -- a two-out, fifth-inning double by Alex Avila -- and was up 2-0 going into the eighth. But Austin Jackson led off with a single and Brennan Boesch followed with his fourth home run of the year to tie the score.

Detroit reliever Joaquin Benoit (0-1) got the first out in the ninth before Moustakas doubled. He moved to third on an out that brought up Chris Getz.

Getz battled through an eight-pitch at bat before sending a soft liner to deep short. He easily beat the throw to first and Moustakas scored.

Tim Collins (1-0) got the last two outs in the Detroit eighth in picking up the win and Jonathan Broxton collected his fourth save with the help of a ninth-inning double play. Royals starter Jonathan Sanchez pitched five innings of one-hit ball.

Detroit starter Justin Verlander threw eight innings, giving up six hits and two runs while walking one and striking out seven.

He walked the first batter of the game -- Jarrod Dyson -- who scored on an Eric Hosmer double. The Royals added a run in the sixth with Alex Gordon scoring on a groundout.

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