Stewart’s slam powers Tigers over Royals

Detroit rookie Christin Stewart blasted a grand slam with two outs in the seventh to help catapult the host Tigers to a 7-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.With the Tigers trailing 4-3, Stewart hit a 2-2 changeup from Royals reliever Wily Peralta that glanced off of the foul pole in right field and gave the Tigers a 7-4 lead.With one swing, Stewart matched his RBI total for the entire season.Tigers relievers Joe Jimenez and Shane Greene shut the door in the final two innings to help Detroit win its fourth straight game. Greene worked a perfect ninth, with one strikeout, and has converted all six of his save opportunities this season.Relief pitcher Victor Alcantara (2-0) gave up one run in the seventh but picked up the win.The Royals have dropped five straight since starting the year 2-0.Trailing 2-0 after five innings, the Royals stormed back via the home run.Whit Merrifield blasted a solo home run to left in the top of the sixth to make it 2-1 Detroit, then Jorge Soler hit a solo shot to left in the seventh to tie the game at 2.

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