Cabrera's 511th home run lifts Tigers over Royals 8-0 in completion of suspended game

Thu, Sep 28, 2023
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Cabrera's 511th home run lifts Tigers over Royals 8-0 in completion of suspended game

DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera hit his 511th home run and scored twice, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 8-0 Thursday in the completion of a suspended game.

Cabrera, who is retiring after the season, tied Mel Ott for 25th on the career home run list. The 40-year-old has 373 homers for Detroit, tying Norm Cash for second behind Al Kaline's 399.

Play was suspended because of rain after four innings and an 80-minute wait on Wednesday night.

Miguel Diaz (1-0) pitched two innings for the win. Kansas City was held to four hits for the 25th time this season.

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Detroit has pitched 14 shutouts. At 54-104, the Royals have their most losses since 2018.

Cabrera homered leading off the second against Jonathan Bowlan (0-1), a 26-year-old right-hander who allowed one run and three hits over two innings in his major league debut. Cabrera's homer, his fourth this season, would have hit the out-of-town scoreboard before this season's renovations lowered the fence in right-centerfield.

Cabrera singled in the fourth for his 3,170th hit, took second on Andy Ibanez's double, and scored on pinch-hitter Tyler Nevin's three-run homer.

Detroit added two runs in the fifth on Cabrera's bases-loaded walk and Ibanez's RBI forceout.

Jake Rogers hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Jackson Kowar.

Parker Meadows made a leaping catch at the center-field wall for the final out, denying Nelson Velazquez .

Detroit right-hander Sawyer Gipson-Long (1-0, 2.40) was to start the scheduled game against left-hander Cole Ragans (7-4, 3.11).

MOTHER NATURE

Most of the completion was played in light showers, but rain grew heavier during the fourth inning. Crew chief Marvin Hudson called for the tarp after a lengthy attempt to get the field playable to start the fifth.

UP NEXT

Royals: Kansas City returns home for a series opener against the New York Yankees, who start LHP Carlos Rodon (3-7, 5.74).

Tigers: LHP Joey Wentz (3-12, 6.45) starts Friday night's series opener at Cleveland and RHP Cal Quantrill (3-7, 5.13).

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