Royals rally for 5-2 win over Tigers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer's RBI double capped a five-run seventh inning and Kansas City avoided a four-game sweep on Sunday with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Four of the runs were charged to Justin Verlander, who started the inning with a two-hit shutout but loaded the bases on three straight singles.
The come-from-behind win still leaves the second-place Royals 6½ games behind the Tigers in the AL Central.
Since June 18 when K.C. beat the Tigers for their 10th straight win and went a season-best seven games over .500, the Royals have gone 9-14 while the Tigers went 17-6.
Verlander gave up six hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked one.
Yordano Ventura pitched 1 2/3 innings in his first career relief appearance and got the win.
AP Source: Pistons land Butler, Augustin
DETROIT (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons have agreed to deals with free agents Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the team has not announced the deals.
The team is set to pay Butler $4.5 million next season, with an option for 2015-16. Augustin will make $6 million over two years.
The 6-foot-7 Butler played 56 games last season for Milwaukee and Oklahoma City, averaging 10.5 points and shooting 39 percent from 3-point range.
Augustin was waived by Toronto early last season, but the 26-year-old point guard caught on with Chicago after that and ended up averaging 13.1 points for the season.
NEW: Windquest 1st finisher at fast Port Huron-Mackinac
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - The lead boats have finished the 90th annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race.
The website of the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit shows that Windquest was across the finish line in northern Lake Huron at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. It says Il Mostro was in by 7:15 p.m.
Conditions were near perfect Saturday as more than 200 sailboats set off just north are off from near the Blue Water Bridge at Port Huron.
Bell's Brewery sponsors the race. Race chairman Art LeVasseur says winds were ideal for the racers.
The winners are based on a handicapping system that considers each boat's ability. There are two courses, one called the Cove Island and the other called the Shore Course.
Herrera, Brewers snap 7-game skid, rout Cardinals
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Elian Herrera got five hits while filling in for mourning shortstop Jean Segura, and the Milwaukee Brewers ended a seven-game losing streak by routing the St. Louis Cardinals 11-2 Sunday.
The Brewers tied a season high with 19 hits and took a one-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central at the All-Star break.
Herrera was called up from the minors Saturday when Segura was put on the bereavement list after the death of his 9-month-old son. Segura returned home to the Dominican Republic.
Herrera went 5 for 5 with a double and scored three runs.
Wily Peralta tossed seven strong innings for the win. A frustrated Carlos Martinez allowed four runs in four innings.
Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.
Keselowski followed up Saturday's Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 Ford for his third victory of the season.
After the last caution came with four laps left, Keselowski pulled away on the final restart to become the first driver to sweep the weekend in track history. He had the fastest car most of the weekend, even leading the speed charts during both Sprint Cup practices on Saturday.
Keselowski tied Jimmie Johnson for the series high in wins. Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. clinched spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, provided they attempt to qualify for the final seven races before the cutoff.
Pole sitter Kyle Busch was second. Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman completed the top five.
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