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Tigers rally past Royals with another big 7th inning

The Detroit Tigers know they can't expect to keep overcoming big deficits.

For the moment, though, they're going to keep enjoying the results.

Tuesday, the Tigers scored six runs in the seventh to beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-5 - the second time in three days that Detroit had won despite trailing 5-0.

"We were able to score runs late again," said Johnny Damon, who singled and scored during the latest rally. "Hopefully, sometime this year we can score some runs early and make it easier on our pitchers, but the fact that we are going out and winning these games says a lot about our team."

Jose Guillen hit his fourth home run in three games as the Royals took a 5-0 lead against Dontrelle Willis and the Detroit bullpen. But just like Sunday, when the Tigers fell behind 5-0 to Cleveland, they recovered to win.

The Tigers (6-2) are 4-1 in games when they trail after six innings.

Blue Jays 4, White Sox 2

Ricky Romero took a no-hit try into the late innings, losing his bid in the eighth when former teammate Alex Rios hit a two-run homer. Romero struck out 12 and was in complete control until hitting A.J. Pierzynski with a pitch to start the eighth. Rios followed with a drive to deep left. Shaun Marcum held Texas hitless for 61/3 innings on Opening Day. Dave Stieb pitched the only no-hitter in Toronto history in 1990.

Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 5

Manny Ramirez homered for the first time this season, the first of four long balls by Los Angeles, which won its home opener for the third consecutive year. Casey Blake hit a two-run drive, Matt Kemp added a solo shot and Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer for the Dodgers. Former Yankee Ian Kennedy (0-1) allowed six runs and six hits in 41/3 innings.

Jays prospect gets $10M deal

The Blue Jays have agreed to a four-year, $10-million contract with Cuban shortstop prospect Adeiny Hechavarria. A righthanded hitter who turns 21 tomorrowpril 15, Hechavarria started for Cuba at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Canada. He hit .262 with six doubles, two triples and one homer last season in the Cuban league. - AP

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