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Infante leads surging Royals over Tigers

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Omar Infante drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals surged to their ninth straight win with an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.

Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas each hit a two-run home run for the Royals, who jumped a half-game ahead of Detroit for first place in the AL Central.

Yordano Ventura (5-5) gave up three runs on eight hits with a pair of walks and four strikeouts over seven innings in the win.

Ian Kinsler hit a solo home run while Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson each had an RBI for Detroit, which has dropped the first two of this four-game set.

Max Scherzer (8-3) had a two-start winning streak stopped as he was beat up for 10 runs on 10 hits and a walk in four-plus innings of work.

06/17 22:32:58 ET