Michael Fulmer was one out of a shutout, and the Detroit Tigers hit three home runs in a 7-3 win over the Royals on Thursday afternoon.
Justin Upton, Ian Kinsler and Andrew Romine all went deep for the Tigers off Jake Junis (2-2).
Fulmer (7-6) had two outs in the ninth, but Ramon Torres and Jorge Bonifacio singled and Lorenzo Cain drove them in with a double. Upton dropped Eric Hosmer’s liner to left field for an error allowing Cain to score.
The Indians beat Texas today 5-1, Royals 3.5 games out.