Lorenzo Cain was down to his final strike when he tied the game, and Eric Hosmer’s single won it in the 10th, as Kansas City defeated Detroit on getaway day, 3-2.
Cain’s third home run of the year drew the Royals even, and turned a tough-luck loss for James Shields into a no-decision. Hosmer drove home Miguel Tejada who led off the 10th with a single and the Royals took the series, two games out of three.
The win for Kansas City brought them within 5.5 games of first-place Detroit as they get out of town. The Royals begin a four-game series Thursday taking on the Tampa Bay Rays at 6:10 PM.