KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez hit a three-run home run, Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7.
Franco's eighth homer of the season put the Royals ahead in a game between two teams eliminated from postseason play.
Alex Gordon began his final series in the Major Leagues after announcing his retirement earlier in the day. He went 0-3 with a walk.
Adalberto Mondesi had four hits and two RBIs, Perez had two hits and three RBIs, and Jorge Soler plated one. Miguel Cabrera continued his hot streak with a two-run homer in the fifth to tie the game at 4. He has four home runs and 12 RBIs in the past four games.