Found July 08, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT (AP) -- Delmon Young homered for the fourth consecutive game, Prince Fielder hit a three-run shot and Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in three runs in the Detroit Tigers 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday to complete a sweep of the three-game weekend series The power display backed Max Scherzer (8-5), who allowed a run and five hits over seven innings, walking one and striking out seven. It was the Tigers' season-high fifth-straight win and put them two games over .500 - heading into the All-Star break - for the first time since April 25 (10-8). Phil Coke pitched a perfect eighth and Octavio Dotel worked a perfect ninth. Peralta was 3-for-4 with two doubles. Salvador Perez homered for Kansas City. Royals' starter Everett Teaford (1-2) took the loss. He allowed five runs on seven hits in 4 13 innings. He walked a batter and struck out five. Peralta's two-out, two-run homer in the second inning gave Detroit a 2-0 lead. His towering drive down the left-field line and into the stands came on Teaford's 0-1 pitch and followed Brennan Boesch's single. It was Peralta's fifth home run. Perez cut the lead in half for Kansas City with his fourth homer, leading off the third. A right-handed batter, Perez lined Scherzer's 1-0 pitch over the right-field fence and into the stands. Young's 10th home run, leading off the fourth made it 3-1. He lined Teaford's 2-2 pitch into the shrubbery beyond the right-centerfield fence, an estimated 433 feet away. Kansas City threatened with runners on second and third with two out in the fifth on a lead-off single by Jeff Francoeur and Alex Gordon's two-out double that sent Francoueur to third. But Scherzer got Alcides Escobar swinging to end the inning. Fielder's three-run homer in the fifth broke the game open, giving the Tigers a 6-1 lead. He greeted reliever Tim Collins by launching his first pitch halfway up the right-field stands, an estimated 417 feet away. It also scored Austin Jackson and Quintin Berry, who led off the inning with singles. It was the 15th homer for Fielder - his third in four games - who was voted the A.L. starter at first base by the fans for Tuesday night's All-Star game in Kansas City. He will also participate in Monday night's Home Run Derby. Fielder is batting .299 and has 63 RBIs. Peralta doubled in a run in the eighth. NOTE: Also representing Detroit in the All-Star Game will be third baseman Miguel Cabrera (.324, 18 home runs and 71 RBIs) and Justin Verlander (9-5, 2.58) . Designated hitter Billy Butler ( .290, 16 HR, 52 RBIs) will be the Royals' only representative in Tuesday night's game at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. . Jackson (1-for-5) extended his hitting streak to a career high 15 games (26-for-65, .400).
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