Lynch leads KC past Tigers

Kansas City's Daniel Lynch shrugged off a rough start to his rookie season Sunday by putting together the most dominant starting pitching performance by a Royals player this season. Lynch tossed eight shutout innings in a 6-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.

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July 26, 2021 - 8:42 AM

Daniel Lynch of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium Sunday. Photo by Ed Zurga / Getty Images / TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler hit two home runs, Salvador Perez added a three-run blast and Daniel Lynch pitched eight scoreless innings for his first major league win as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Sunday.

The Royals grabbed a 4-0 first-inning lead as Perez hit his team-leading 23rd home run and Soler followed with his 11th for the Royals, who have won fifth straight games.

It was the second straight game Perez has hit a three-run homer.

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