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Tigers drop Royals

Alex Avila went 3-for-4 with a homer and three runs batted in to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 7-5 on Monday night.

Detroit cashed as -120 home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 7.5-run total set by sportsbooks.

Will Rhymes hit a two-run blast for the Tigers, as Brad Thomas picked up the win for Detroit in relief of Rick Porcello.

Yuniesky Betancourt was 4-for-4 with a three-run dinger for Kansas City, while Zack Greinke took the loss for the Royals after allowing five earned runs over six innings.