Detroit Tigers right fielder Magglio Ordonez catches Kansas City Royals' Emil Brown fly ball in foul territory in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, April 17, 2007.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit 7, Kansas City 6
April 17, 2007
AP - Apr 17, 9:06 pm EDT
DETROIT (AP) -- Placido Polanco's tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 7-6 win over Kansas City on Tuesday night and extended the Royals' losing streak to six.
Polanco also hit a solo home run and tripled, Magglio Ordonez had three hits and three RBIs and Marcus Thames homered.
David DeJesus had four hits with a homer and scored three runs for Kansas City, which is 1-7 on the road.
With the score 6-6, Omar Infante singled to lead off the eighth and was sacrificed to second by Neifi Perez. One out later, Polanco singled off David Riske (0-2).
Wilfredo Ledezma (3-0) earned the win despite giving up two runs in 2 1-3 innings. Todd Jones allowed one hit in the ninth for his seventh save in seven chances.
Detroit tied the game 6-6, in the seventh off Joel Peralta when Polanco tripled and scored on Gary Sheffield's double.
Reggie Sanders' two-out two-run double in the sixth gave Kansas City a 6-5 lead and capped a four-run outburst.