Fielder, Young homer to help Tigers top Royals 8-7

By: Courtesy: Associated Press
By: Courtesy: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Prince Fielder hit a two-run, game-tying homer in
the first, Delmon Young had a two-run home run to pad the lead in
the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the
Kansas City Royals 8-7 Saturday.

Detroit closer Jose Valverde started the ninth with a four-run
lead and almost lost it.

Valverde walked Alex Gordon on four pitches to lead off the
inning, gave up a double to Alcides Escobar and walked Eric Hosmer
to load the bases. All-Star Billy Butler hit a two-run single to
pull Kansas City within two runs.

Yuniesky Betancourt nearly hit a go-ahead, three-run homer on a
fly center fielder Austin Jackson tracked down near the wall in
left-center. Jackson charged to make an underhanded catch on Mike
Moustakas sacrifice fly for the second out and Jeff Francoeur
struck out.


KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 161689085 - 1011now.com/a?a=161689085