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Perez powers KC past Tigers to begin Gordo's last series

Tigers Royals Baseball Salvador Perez
Posted at 10:53 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 23:53:43-04

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.