DETROIT (AP) -- John Buck hit a leadoff homer in the tenth inning
and the Kansas City Royals rallied past the Detroit Tigers 4-to-3
to end their six-game losing streak.
Gil Meche (mehsh) did not allow an earned run in eight innings
for the Royals, who fell behind 3-to-0 when they gave up three
unearned runs in the sixth. But Mike Sweeney hit an R-B-I single in
the seventh and Kansas City tied it with two runs in the ninth
against closer Todd Jones.
It was the first blown save in eight chances this year for
Jones, who gave up his first runs of the season.
One inning later, Buck hit a two-oh pitch from Fernando Rodney
into the left-field seats. The loss drops Rodney to 1-and-3.
Joakim Soria struck out four in two scoreless innings for a win
in his first major league decision.
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