MLB: Kansas City 1, Detroit 0

Sept. 14, 2013 at 10:14 PM

DETROIT, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana threw 6 2/3 shutout innings and Prince Fielder was thrown out at home on the final play Saturday in the Kansas City Royals' 1-0 win over Detroit.

Santana (9-9) tamed the Tigers on five hits, issuing one walk while striking out five.

Will Smith and Luke Hochevar combined for 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief before the Tigers threatened to tie the game in the ninth.

Fielder led off with a walk against closer Greg Holland and, two outs later, Omar Infante stroked a potential score-tying double. But Royals left fielder Alex Gordon threw Fielder out at the plate to end the game and hand Holland his 43rd save.

Eric Hosmer's first-inning RBI triple supplied the only run for Kansas City, which came into the contest 3 1/2 games out of an American League wild-card spot.

Doug Fister (12-9) allowed one run on eight hits over 7 2/3 innings, walking four and fanning six for American League Central-leading Detroit.

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