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Tigers sweep the series in Kansas City

Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander
Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander

KANSAS CITY (WKZO) -- Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the pitching ace got plenty of offensive support, beating Kansas City 9 to 4 to sweep the weekend series.

It was the fifth straight win for the Tigers and Miguel Cabrera’s tenth straight game with a hit.Verlander struck out seven, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks.

The offensive stars of the game were Torii Hunter who went three for five,, Alex Avila who hit a two-run homer and Nick Castellanos, who clubbed a solo shot for the Tigers.

During the three game series, the Tigers outscored the Royals 26 to 8.

They return to Detroit to begin a four game series with Houston at Comerica Park Monday evening.