Rookie Torkelson's 2-run bomb sends Tigers past Royals 2-1

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Posted at 11:04 PM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-16 00:04:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rookie Spencer Torkelson hit a long two-run homer and had two of Detroit’s three hits, and the Tigers handed the Kansas City Royals their fifth straight loss, 2-1.

Miguel Cabrera doubled with one out in the seventh, leaving him five hits shy of 3,000.

Torkelson followed one out later with a 432-foot bomb to left off Brad Keller, the second of his career.

Tarik Skubal fanned six of the first eight Royals batters and retired the first 11.

Jacob Barnes (1-0) worked 1 1/3 hitless innings for the win and Michael Fulmer pitched a perfect ninth for his first save.