Royals offense springs to life, helps take down Tigers 10-3

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KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 17: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring during the 7th inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium on June 17, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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.