Tigers Win In Home Opener

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez looks skyward as he crosses home plate after his solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Detroit Tigers made it three straight victories Thursday, capturing their home opener from the Kansas City Royals 5-4. Christin Stewart's 7th inning sacrifice fly gave the Tigers a 5-3 lead before Alex Gordon hit a solo homer for the Royals in the 8th inning to close the gap to one run. Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth and the Tigers' season record improved to 5-3. They are now 1/2 game behind the division leading Minnesota Twins.



 
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