Kinsler’s HR in 11th lifts Tigers to 6-5 win over Royals
DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered in the 11th inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Kinsler led off the 11th against Miguel Almonte (0-1) and hit a 1-2 curveball into the Tigers’ bullpen for his second walk-off homer against Kansas City this season. He also hit one on August 6.
Tom Gorzelanny (2-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief.
The celebration at home was Kinsler’s second in three innings, but this one counted.
Kinsler was initially called safe at home on a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, setting off a mob scene at the plate. However, a replay review showed Royals catcher Salvador Perez caught Jarrod Dyson’s off-line throw and caught the tip of Kinsler’s shoe with a diving tag to end the inning.