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Guillen, Cabrera power Tigers past Royals

Detroit Tigers' pitcher Edwin Jackson works against the Kansas City Royals.
Detroit Tigers' pitcher Edwin Jackson works against the Kansas City Royals.
Jerry S. Mendoza, Associated Press

DETROIT — Carlos Guillen homered and drove in four runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Miguel Cabrera had four hits and three RBIs for the Tigers, who won their third straight game. Cabrera capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the eighth.

Billy Butler connected for a two-run shot in the first and Brayan Pena added a solo shot in the sixth for the Royals. Luke Hochevar (6-6) pitched four-plus innings, giving up six runs and a career-worst 12 hits.

Cabrera reached on an infield hit in Detroit's two-run first and singled in Placido Polanco in the third to make it 4-2. He led off the fifth with another single and Guillen drove Hochevar's next pitch over the wall in right to extend the Tigers' lead to four.

Ramon Santiago and Alex Avila also homered for Detroit, which finished with 16 hits. Edwin Jackson (9-5) allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings.

Kansas City failed to score in the fifth despite getting its first four hitters on base. David DeJesus reached on a leadoff double, but was thrown out trying to stretch. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Alberto Callaspo, who grounded into a double play.

NOTES: The Tigers scored in every inning but the fourth, and had the bases loaded with one out in that inning. ... Butler's homer ended Detroit's scoreless streak at 21 innings. ... Detroit's Rick Porcello served the fourth of his five-game suspension. He is scheduled to return to the rotation Tuesday against Seattle. ... The game started just as the Detroit Lions were completing a 27-26 preseason victory over Atlanta at adjacent Ford Field. The games drew a combined crowd of 72,061.