DETROIT (AP) - Mike Jacobs hit a go-ahead solo homer in the ninth and closer Joakim Soria held on, giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Willie Bloomquist drove in three runs for the Royals, connecting on a home run in the sixth and a two-run triple in the eighth.
Detroit's Ryan Raburn homered in the sixth and had an RBI double in the eighth, making it 3-all.
Jacobs broke the tie with a shot to right off Fernando Rodney (0-2), who entered in the ninth after Joel Zumaya allowed Bloomquist to put Kansas City ahead.
Roman Colon (1-0) earned his first win since 2006, when he was pitching for Detroit, and Soria saved his 13th game in 15 chances.
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