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Royals hit three homers, beat Tigers 9-5

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Salvador Perez and Alcides Escobar hit back-to-back homers and the Kansas City Royals beat the first-place Detroit Tigers 9-5 Monday night.

Alex Gordon also homered and Johnny Giavotella added a bases-loaded double for the Royals, who came in 18 1/2 games behind Central Division leaders.

Luke Hochevar (9-10) ended a four-start winless streak.

He gave up five runs on eight hits in seven innings.

Max Scherzer (13-8) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and a walk in three-plus innings to drop to 2-2 in August.

Both losses were to the Royals.

The teams play game two of this four-game set at Comerica Park in Detroit Tuesday night.

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