Benintendi 3 RBIs, KC holds on, ends Tigers’ win streak at 4

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs, Josh Staumount escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 7-5, stopping the Tigers’ four-game winning streak.

The Tigers trailed 7-3 going into the ninth before Robbie Grossman hit a two-run homer. Detroit then loaded the bases with one out.

Staumont struck out Jonathan Schoop and Willi Castro to end it, finishing with a 100 mph fastball. The Tigers went 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position.

Miguel Cabrera struck out with the bases loaded to end the seventh with Detroit down 6-3.

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