Boyd, Tigers hold off Royals 4-3

Miguel Cabrera had three hits and an RBI, Matthew Boyd struck out nine over seven innings, and the host Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday.Ronny Rodriguez had two hits, a run scored and two RBIs for the Tigers, while Nicholas Castellanos scored twice. Boyd (3-2) gave up two runs on five hits, while Shane Greene recorded his 13th save in as many opportunities despite allowing a Jorge Soler homer.Soler paced Kansas City’s attack with three hits and two RBIs. Jorge Lopez (0-3) gave up four runs on five hits in seven innings.Detroit began a six-game homestand and a stretch of 16 out of 20 games at Comerica Park.The Tigers jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first. Jeimer Candelario, who has reached safely in 16 consecutive games, walked on four pitches and moved up on Castellanos’ single. Cabrera knocked in Candelario with a single and Castellanos scored on Rodriguez’s fielder’s choice. Rodriguez advanced to third on Gordon Beckham’s single and scored on a wild pitch.Detroit tacked on a run in the third. Castellanos led off with a walk, moved up on a Cabrera single and scored on Rodriguez’s double.

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