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Royals end Tigers' seven-game winning streak

Detroit loses in Kansas City, 7-5, and also could lose closer Fernando Rodney, who is suspended three games for throwing a ball near the stands after a game Friday. Team appeals the ruling.

September 09, 2009|Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Kansas City's relievers pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings and the Royals ended the Detroit Tigers' winning streak at six games with a 7-5 victory Tuesday night.

The American League Central-leading Tigers led, 5-2, but starter Rick Porcello and their bullpen couldn't hold it.

In another blow to the Detroit bullpen, closer Fernando Rodney was suspended three games for throwing a ball toward the stands Friday after a win over Tampa Bay. The team said it would appeal.

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