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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:49 am
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DETROIT -- Omar Infante showed the Detroit Tigers what theyre missing. Charcandrick West Jersey . Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Tigers 11-8 Monday night. Infante became expendable in Detroit last November when the franchise traded first baseman Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler. The next month, Infante signed a $30.25 million, four-year contract with the Royals, and their manager is glad he did. "I didnt really think much about Omar last year with the lineup that they had," Royals skipper Ned Yost acknowledged. "I would try to pitch around this guy and pitch around this guy to get to Omar, and Omar constantly just beat our brains in offensively. At about the midway point, I started realizing how really good he was." With 90-plus games left this season, the Tigers are finding out how vulnerable they are and how good Kansas City is in the tightly contested AL Central. The Royals have won a season-high eight straight to pull within a half-game of Detroit atop the division. Kansas City has won 11 of 13 since trailing the Tigers by 6 1/2 games at the start of the month. "We got on a nice little run here and weve made up some ground," Yost said. Detroit scored six runs in the ninth inning and pulled within three on J.D. Martinezs two-out grand slam off Donnie Joseph. Michael Mariot struck out Austin Jackson looking for the final out. Jason Vargas (7-2) gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks to win his third straight. Verlander (6-7) allowed seven earned runs in consecutive starts for the first time in his career, giving up a season-high 12 hits and striking out two over six innings. He got off to a good start, retiring the Royals in order on 10 pitches in the first inning, and pitched four scoreless innings before getting roughed up. The Royals took a 4-2 lead in the fifth inning when Billy Butler followed Infantes RBI single with a three-run double off Verlander. "Our confidence level is as high as it can get," Butler said. "I dont think it is as much him as it is were going really good right now." Infante cleared the left-field fences with his third homer this year with two on to make it 7-2 in the sixth, leading fans to boo Verlander, who is in the second season of his seven-year, $180 million deal. "I dont blame the fans for booing," Verlander said. "They are frustrated with me, just like Im frustrated with myself. I would have probably booed myself tonight. Theyve cheered me a lot of times, and they will cheer me again." The jeers kept coming in the next inning when Kansas City scored four runs -- one earned -- on four hits and two errors off Evan Reed, who failed to retire any Royals as their lead grew to 11-2. The Royals finished with a season high in runs and hits (17) on a steamy night in the Motor City. Detroit hurt its chances of winning the opener of the four-game series early in the game. Both teams lost a player to cramps. Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter left the game in the fourth with a cramp in his right hamstring. "Its not a strain," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus insisted. Royals catcher Salvador Perez was replaced in the seventh because of cramps in both calves. "Hes fine," Yost said. "They made him drink a bunch of fluids and gave him an IV." NOTES: Kansas City RHP Yordano Ventura (4-5) will start against Detroit RHP Max Scherzer (8-2) on Tuesday night, when the Royals will have a chance to move into first place and push the Tigers to second in the division for the first time this season. ... Kansas Citys winning streak is the longest active streak in the majors and its best since winning nine in a row from July 22 to Aug. 1 last year. Daniel Sorensen Jersey . -- Get a flow chart ready to follow the Packers quarterback situation. Chris Jones Jersey .9 million deal Thursday. The 25-year McGinn had 19 goals and 19 assists in 79 games last season in helping the Avalanche tie a franchise record with 52 wins. . Napoli beat high-flying Hellas Verona 3-0 to keep up the pressure on the top two while AC Milan had another disappointing night as four goals from teenage forward Domenico Berardi saw relegation-threatened Sassuolo come back from two goals down to win 4-3.SACRAMENTO, Calif. - This time, the Orlando Magic didnt fall apart down the stretch.Four days after blowing an 11-point lead in the final 4 minutes of a loss to NBA-leading Golden State, the Magic almost let another big advantage slip away.A little composure and a big 3-pointer from Channing Frye made sure it didnt happen.Tobias Harris scored a season-high 27 points, Frye made a game-changing 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter and Orlando beat the Sacramento Kings 105-96 on Saturday night.Without a doubt, the great word is poise, Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. We didnt panic at all and we continued to trust each other. Im pretty impressed with that. We are understanding that we need each other.Victor Oladipo added 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Evan Fournier had 15 points and Kyle OQuinn scored 13 to help the Magic to their second straight win following back-to-back losses to the Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers.Like most things with Orlando this season, it wasnt easy.The Magic (9-14) led most of the game and were up by 16 early in the fourth quarter before holding off a late Sacramento push to end a four-game losing streak to the Kings.Darren Collison scored 22 points while Jason Thompson added 18 for Sacramento. The Kings have dropped five of six.We just were not ready to play, Kings coach Michael Malone said. When we defend like that, when we dont defend at all, we get beat. Defence wins in the NBA, and tonight we didnt defend anybody.Ben Gordon made consecutive baskets to put Orlando up 82-66 early in the fourth quarter before Sacramento made its run.Collison made a pair of 3-pointers and Derrick Williams added 14 points off the bench — all in the final 11 minutes — including a layup that tied the game at 90-all with 4 minutes remaining.The Magic pulled away after that.Elfrid Payyton made a layup, Frye hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock buzzer sounded, and Oladipo sank an 18-foot jumper to put Orlando up 97-90. Terrance Mitchell Jersey. Officials later reviewed and confirmed the shot by Frye.We realized it was getting close and we realized that we have to close the game out, Oladipo said. Weve been in that situation before and the biggest thing is to get stops and make shots. (Frye) hits a huge, crazy shot for us and it was big.Both teams were playing on the second half of back-to-backs. Sacramento edged Indiana in overtime, while Orlando beat Utah.The Magic looked much fresher coming out than the Kings.Orlando led by 11 midway through the second quarter before Sacramento pulled within 52-49 at halftime. Harris had 14 points while OQuinn added eight.The Kings were fortunate to be that close.With its starting five on the bench to begin the second quarter, Sacramento missed 13 of its first 14 shots. The Kings scored 22 in the quarter, 10 on free throws.Orlando held Sacramento scoreless for more than four minutes in the third quarter to extend its lead to 77-66.TIP-INSMagic: Center Nikola Vucevic continues to be sidelined by a lower back strain. The 7-footer has not played since Nov. 30. ... OQuinn made his first four shots but went to the bench after picking up his third foul early in the second quarter.Kings: DeMarcus Cousins missed his fifth straight game because of a viral infection. Cousins was hospitalized on Tuesday but has since returned home and could rejoin the team next week. ... Sacramento has lost 17 of its last 18 games when Cousins doesnt play.PRODUCTIVE MINUTESOQuinn made a big contribution in a short amount of time. He played just 18 minutes, finishing with four assists to go with his 13 points.NEXT UPMagic: Host Washington on Wednesday.Kings: Host Utah on Monday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '