Courtesy: Detroit Free Press
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Delmon Young's two-run home run was the difference as the Detroit Tigers topped the Kansas City Royals, 4-2, in the opener of a three-game series at Comerica Park.
Quintin Berry added a two-run triple for the Tigers, who won their third straight game to reach .500 (42-42) for the first time since they were 18-18 on May 15.
Drew Smyly (4-3) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out a career-high 10 batters over six innings to earn the win. Jose Valverde retired the side in order in the ninth to record his 16th save of the year.
Jonathan Sanchez (1-5) gave up four runs on six hits and three walks through 5 2/3 innings to take the loss for Kansas City, which lost for the sixth time in eight games.
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