DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals probably should be riding a three-game winning streak into Thursday's series finale against Detroit.
Instead, thanks to two blown eighth-inning leads, Kansas City needs a victory just to split the four-game set with the first-place Tigers.
"We just need to find a way to close out these games," said rookie third baseman Mike Moustakas, who went 1 for 4 in Kansas City's 5-4 loss on Wednesday.
This time, Kansas City led 4-2 going into the eighth, but Blake Wood (5-2) couldn't get the clean inning the Royals needed to hand things over to closer Joakim Soria.
Austin Jackson sparked the winning rally with a leadoff triple for his fourth hit of the game.
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