KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ryan O’Hearn hit three laps and Carlos Santana also connected as the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 5-3 on Friday night, ending the Tigers’ seven-match winning streak.
The Tigers have been 7-0 down since the All-Star tournament. This is their longest winning streak since eight games in 2016.
Kansas City won three in a row for the first time since June 4.
Kris Bubic (3-4) gave up one earned run and six hits in six innings. He ends his outing by putting Jeimer Candelario on the doubles field with loaded facilities.
Greg Holland made a seventh save.
O’Hearn hit his eighth homer, giving the Royals a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning.
Santana hit his 16th shot, a drive that barely crossed the right-court fence in the fifth inning. Wily Peralta (3-2) didn’t give up a favorable hit on the hostile slider (0 to 30) before Santana connected.
Peralta played 5 innings of 2/3 and gave up 5 runs, 5 hits, 3 walks and 4 attacks. It’s tied to most of the runs he’s given up over the course of the season.
Willi Castro’s hometown in Detroit Tuesday.
Whit Merrifield hit an RBI single for #1.
MOVEMENT OF ROSTER
Kansas City: Sent INF/OF Ryan McBroom to Omaha and called RHP Domingo Tapia.
Casey Mize (5-5, 3.44) started for the Tigers against Carlos Hernandez (1-1, 4.91) for Kansas City.
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