Valverde blows save, Tigers lose to Royals in 10 innings, 3-2 - WNEM TV 5

Valverde blows save, Tigers lose to Royals in 10 innings, 3-2

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Jose Valverde blew his 3rd save in his last 9 chances, allowing a 2-run home run with 2 outs on an 0-2 pitch in the bottom of the 9th that tied the game.

In the 10th, Eric Hosmer then hit the game-winning hit off of Phil Coke to finish the rally.

Justin Verlander's solid outing was wasted. Verlander pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 8.

Bryan Pena and Prince Fielder had the Tigers 2 RBI.

Detroit is off on Thursday and begin a 3-game series in Minnesota on Friday night.

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