MLB: Detroit 4, Kansas City 2

July 6, 2012 at 10:20 PM

DETROIT, July 6 (UPI) -- Delmon Young's two-run homer in the sixth inning gave Detroit the lead Friday and the Tigers held on to down Kansas City 4-2.

Four Detroit relievers combined to throw one-hit ball over the final three innings in bringing the Tigers their third straight win.

Quintin Berry delivered a two-run triple for Detroit in the third, but the Royals tied it in the fifth on an RBI double from Brayan Pena and a run-producing single by Jason Bourgeois.

Prince Fielder led off the sixth with a single against Kansas City starter Jonathan Sanchez (1-5) and Young followed with his home run on a 3-1 pitch.

Drew Smyly (4-3) lasted six innings to get the win, striking out 10 without a walk. Jose Valverde struck out one in a perfect ninth for his 16th save.

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