Guillen Leads Royals Past Tigs

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 11:06 PM CDT
Guillen Leads Royals Past Tigs
Kansas City Royals' Esteban German (3) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a Mark Teahen single in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.   (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

(Newser) – Jose Guillen drove in a pair of runs to help the Kansas City Royals rally to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. With the game tied 2-2 in the eighth inning, Guillen doubled with two outs off Francisco Cruceta (0-1). Esteban German ran for Guillen. After Billy Butler walked, Mark Teahen had an infield single but an error allowed German to score an unearned run.

Leo Nunez (3-0), the third of four Kansas City pitchers picked up the victory. Joakim Soria worked a perfect ninth to earn his ninth save in as many opportunities. He has yet to give up an earned run. Zack Greinke held the Tigers to two runs. His ERA did go up to 1.93, which ranks second in the American League. (Read more baseball stories.)

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