Royals Rally in the eighth over Tigers to start series strong

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June 12, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Nicky Lopez (1) of the Kansas City Royals slides safely into third. JAMIE SQUIRE/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi and Terrance Gore used their speed to help the Kansas City Royals rally for a win.

Mondesi and Jorge Soler had consecutive one-out doubles in the eighth inning to tie it, and pinch-runner Gore stole third and scored the go-ahead run on Cheslor Cuthbert’s ensuing single to lead the Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Kansas City manager Ned Yost credited Mondesi for “a hustle double” — for his third hit of the game — to start the rally. He then scored on Soler’s hit off Victor Alcantara (2-1). Gore ran for Soler, stole third and scored on Cuthbert’s single between three fielders in right field to give the Royals their first lead of the game.

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