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Polanco, Tigers outgun Royals

Placido Polanco was 3-for-5 with a two-run dinger and four runs batted in to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Tuesday night.

Detroit won as -230 home favorites as the game played OVER the 8.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Marcus Thames hit a three-run blast for the Tigers, while winning pitcher Justin Verlander allowed three earned runs over six innings for Detroit.

David DeJesus went 3-for-5 with three RBIs for Kansas City, as Bruce Chen gave up seven runs over 4 2-3 innings to take the loss for the Royals.