MLB: Detroit 4, Kansas City 2

Aug. 31, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera knocked in three runs Sunday, one with a two-run, sixth-inning homer, lifting Detroit to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.

He added a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth, which snapped a 2-2 tie with one out in the inning.

Also in the eighth, Detroit Manager Jim Leyland was ejected by third-base umpire Kevin Causey two batters earlier for arguing a close play at third.

Cabrera was the only player with more than one hit for the Tigers, who rose to 2-4 on their 10-game home stand.

The winner was Gary Glover (2-3) after a scoreless eighth. Fernando Rodney worked around a two-out walk in the ninth to record his seventh save.

Kansas City scored on Carlos Guillen's sixth-inning, solo homer and a wild pitch by Tigers starter Armando Galarraga in the third.

Alberto Collaspo had three hits and Billy Butler two for the Royals, who have lost 5 of 6.

The losing pitcher was Kip Wells (1-3).

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