Soler breaks K.C. homer record in win over Tigers

Jorge Soler broke the Kansas City single-season home run record with his 39th of the season, and Ryan O’Hearn hit a walk-off homer in the ninth inning to give the Royals a 6-5 win over the visiting Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.Soler hammered a three-run shot in the third inning, passing Mike Moustakas’ previous club record set in 2017.O’Hearn won it with his first career walk-off home run, a one-out shot off Zac Reininger (0-1).Kansas City’s Ian Kennedy blew a save for the first time in 15 chances when he allowed an RBI single to Ronny Rodriguez in the top of the ninth. However, Alex Gordon’s throw from left to the plate was in time to keep Willi Castro from scoring the go-ahead run on the play.Kennedy (2-2) emerged with the win despite allowing a run on three hits in his lone inning.The Tigers got a run in the third on an RBI single by Grayson Greiner, scoring Travis Demeritte. Victor Reyes then singled, setting up a potential big inning, but the Tigers’ offense stalled.The Royals answered with three in the third on Soler’s blast, scoring Nick Dini and Whit Merrifield. Soler reached 100 RBIs on the season, the first Royal to reach that total since Eric Hosmer in 2016.

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