Royals offense springs to life, helps take down Tigers 10-3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered to end Michael Fulmer’s long scoreless innings streak, Yordano Ventura kept the Tigers’ big bats off balance and the Kansas City Royals routed Detroit 10-3 on Friday night.
Ventura (6-4) scattered six hits while striking out five without a walk, ultimately outlasting Fulmer (7-2) in what began as an entertaining pitching duel between two bright young starters.
Fulmer pushed his streak to a Tigers rookie-record 33 1/3 innings before Perez went deep in the sixth. He left after walking the next two batters, allowing five hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Perez drove in two more in the seventh, Kendrys Morales hit a three-run shot in the eighth, and Eric Hosmer added three RBIs as the Royals beat up on the Detroit bullpen late.