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      Good performance by Danny Duffy as the Royals stop the Tigers

      Danny Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and beat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a combined two-hitter Friday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

      Kevin Hosmer homered for the Royals

      Ramon Santiago hit a pinch hit home run for the Tigers.

      Duffy (1-0), making his second big-league start this season after being called up from Triple-A Omaha Friday morning, held Detroit hitless for 5 2-3 innings, while walking three and hitting a batter.

      Miguel Cabrera got the first hit, a one-hop liner to third baseman Emilio Bonifacio's right. Bonifacio dove for it, but the ball went off his glove and bounced toward left-center.

      Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 33rd save.