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Perez, Moustakas lead Royals over Tigers. 6-5


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Salvador Perez drove in three runs and Mike Moustakas went 3 for 4 with a game-winning home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander on Saturday night.


Verlander (10-7) had not lost to the Royals since Sept. 9, 2009, but gave up six runs, five earned, on eight hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings. It was the seventh time in 21 starts that Verlander failed to make it into the sixth inning.


Moustakas homered to right in the fifth to snap a 5-5 tie.


Perez drove in a run in the first with a sacrifice fly and stroked a two-run double in the third.


Jeremy Guthrie (9-7) picked up the victory, surrendering five runs on 10 hits and two walks in six innings.


Greg Holland worked the ninth to collect his 24th save in 26 chances.

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