Giavotella hits 1st major league HR, Royals win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)   Johnny Giavotella hit his first major league home run and also doubled as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday.  Giavotella, promoted Friday after hitting .338 in 110 games with Triple-A Omaha, is 5 for 11 in his first three games.  Giavotella led off a three-run fourth with a double and hit a solo home run in the fifth.  Bruce Chen (6-5) left in the sixth after a 46-minute rain delay.  Joakim Soria worked a flawless ninth for his 21st save in 27 opportunities.

The Royals will open a three-game series at Tampa Bay on Monday night.  First pitch is at 6:10pm at Tropicana Field, and coverage begins at 5:35 on SportsRadio 1350 KMAN from the Royals Radio Network.