Morales hits 3 homers for Royals in 10-3 win at Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered three times and set a team record with 15 total bases, and the Kansas City Royals routed the Detroit Tigers 10-3 on Sunday, avoiding a sweep in the three-game series.

   Morales also hit a triple — only his second of the season — and Christian Colon had a career-high four hits for the AL Central-leading Royals. Paulo Orlando also homered for Kansas City.

   Kris Medlen (5-1) allowed three unearned runs and five hits in five innings for Kansas City, which entered the day with an 11-game lead over second-place Minnesota in the division.

   Detroit’s Alfredo Simon (13-10) allowed eight runs and 13 hits in 4 1-3 innings.

   Danny Duffy pitched four innings for first career save.