DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have two of the best players in the majors in ace Justin Verlander and slugger Miguel Cabrera.
The rest of the roster is holding up quite nicely, too.
Wilson Betemit capped Detroit's three-run eighth inning with a tiebreaking RBI double against his former team, leading the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Betemit's big hit came less than 18 hours after reserve Ramon Santiago delivered a game-ending homer in the 10th inning.
"People wonder why I play so many different lineups, but that's what you have to do when you want to win a division," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
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