MLB: Detroit 7, Kansas City 5

April 24, 2013 at 11:27 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- A grounder off the bat of Torii Hunter turned into a game-changing error Wednesday and boosted the Detroit Tigers to a 7-5 victory over Kansas City.

The Tigers scored four unearned runs in the fourth thanks to a miscue at third base by Mike Moustakas and went on to snap a four-game losing streak. Kansas City, the surprise early leader in the American League Central, had won two in a row.

Detroit trailed 4-3 heading into the fourth but put runners on first and second with one away against starter Wade Davis (2-1).

Hunter's grounder to Moustakas was then misplayed for an error, allowing one run to score. Miguel Cabrera followed with a sacrifice fly and Detroit eventually scored two more runs in the prolonged inning on a single from Victor Martinez and a bases-loaded walk to Jhonny Peralta.

Max Scherzer (2-0) survived five innings to get the win, although he was touched for five runs on seven hits. Jose Valverde, making his 2013 Tigers' debut, needed 18 pitches to throw a perfect ninth for his first save.

Kansas City came up with five straight hits in the third to score four times against Scherzer and take the early lead.

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