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Five-Run Tenth Propels Royals to Victory

The Kansas City Royals forced extra innings, and gutted out an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

A bases loaded walk, followed by a grand slam by Alex Gordon made up the final margin for KC, who stayed in first place in the AL Central. Justin Verlander and James Shields dueled to a stalemate, with Verlander surrendering two runs and Shields giving up three.

The teams earned a split of the series after the opener was rained out.

Kansas City returns home to take on another divisional foe Friday, hosting the Cleveland Indians to start a three-game series at 7:10 PM.

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