The Tigers Lose to the Royals

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The Royals have a 40-home run hitter for the first time in franchise history.  

Jorge Soler belted his 40th in the fifth inning in the Royals' 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City.

Hunter Dozier and Alex Gorden each contributed three hits to the win.

Jacob Junis went seven-plus innings to claim the victory as KC won its fourth straight MLB game.

Harold Castro had a two-run double and scored a run for Detroit.

Edwin Jackson yielded four runs in five frames to take the loss, ballooning his ERA to 9.16.  The Tigers have lost four straight and 10-of-11.

Matthew Boyd gets the start for the Tigers and the Royals counter with Glenn Sparkman in Thursday afternoon's series finale.