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Royals fall to Detroit 3-2 after controversial call and missed opportunities

Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez was ruled out on convoluted sixth-inning play and the Royals lost 3-2 to Detroit in what could have been pitcher James Shields’ last game at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals now trail the Tigers by two and a half games in the American League Central.

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