Joakim Soria

Saltalamacchia's HR in 9th gives Tigers 4-2 win over Royals

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's drive to right field sailed toward the wall, and the Detroit catcher immediately raised his right arm in celebration.

Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Tigers a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Those were the only two RBIs of the day for Detroit, which scored its first two runs of the game on a balk and a wild pitch.

"It felt really good, because I was starting to get a little gassed," Saltalamacchia said. "It's been seven or eight days since I've played, so I was ready to get out of there."

After Tyler Collins hit a leadoff single, Saltalamacchia won it with a...