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Tigers beat Royals 12-8 in final game of series
Monday, July 15, 2019

(KANSAS CITY) - The Tigers heard Kansas City was making a late pitching change about an hour before the first pitch, and what could have caused a bit of anxiety for a bunch of hitters turned out to be a just fine. Jeimer Candelario hit a bases-clearing double and Gordon Beckham added a two-run homer during a seven-run third inning, and Detroit pounded Brian Flynn and the Royals 12-8 on Sunday. Harold Castro had a pair of hits during the marathon fame, when the Tigers trotted 11 batters to the plate against Flynn, the fill-in starter. The first six reached base safely, and Brandon Dixon and Niko Goodrum also drove in runs before reliever Jorge Lopez finally ended the inning. Flynn (2-1), who got the start when Homer Bailey was traded to Oakland before the first pitch, was yanked six batters into the third without recording an out. He allowed seven runs on eight hits. Jordan Zimmermann wasn't much better for Detroit. He allowed seven runs on eight hits before he was pulled after facing four batters in the fifth inning. He still hasn't won since last Sept. 5. Nick Ramirez (4-3) earned the win for Detroit after allowing one run over three innings. The Tigers jumped ahead on Christian Stewart's RBI single in the first, but it was their big third inning that cracked the game open. The seven-run frame was the Tigers' highest-scoring inning of the season by a full two runs, and the six hits matched a season-high for an inning set July 4 against the White Sox. Jorge Soler homered and had three RBI for the Royals, and the teams combined for 29 hits while stranding 12 runners on base in an offensive slugfest on a hot, sunny day.

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