June 16, 2014 9:44 PM

Billy Butler, Omar Infante thrash Justin Verlander as Royals win 8th in a row, 11-8

Omar Infante’s three-run homer led a 17-hit attack Monday as the Royals beat the Tigers 11-8 to open a four-game series in Detroit. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas struck out four but gave up only two runs in seven innings as Kansas City closed to a half game behind the AL Central-leading Tigers.

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