Giavotella hits 1st major league HR, Royals win

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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.

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