Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera hit his 40th homer of the season and knocked in three runs, Max Scherzer became the first 18-game winner in the majors and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-3, on Sunday at Comerica Park. Los Angeles Rams Jerseys . Scherzer (18-1) allowed two runs on five hits while striking out four over eight innings for the AL Central-leading Tigers, who won three contests in this five-game series. The 29-year-old right-hander became the fifth pitcher since 1912 to win at least 18 of his first 19 decisions, according to STATS. Torii Hunter, Brayan Pena and Ramon Santiago each drove in a run for Detroit, which had 12 hits. Kansas City starter Bruce Chen (5-1) gave up six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings. Billy Butler hit a solo homer and Salvador Perez and Emilio Bonifacio each had an RBI. After hitting a walk-off homer Saturday night, Cabrera socked a two-run shot on the first pitch he saw Sunday. Austin Jackson, who led off with a single, scored on Cabreras blast over the wall in left. Detroit tacked on another run in the third. With two outs, Hunter hit a ground-rule double to right and raced home on Cabreras single to left-center field. The Tigers gave Scherzer some more run support in the fifth. Jose Iglesias and Austin Jackson hit back-to-back doubles to put men on second and third. Hunters sacrifice fly to right made it a 4-0 contest. Scherzer allowed just one hit through five innings. The Royals finally moved a runner past first in the sixth when Jarrod Dyson singled, stole second and advanced to third on David Loughs groundout. Scherzer, though, got Eric Hosmer looking at strike three. Detroit scored two more runs in the bottom half. Andy Dirks singled and crossed the plate on Penas double to center. Louis Coleman then took over for Chen and Santiago greeted him with an RBI single to right. Kansas City got both of those runs back in the seventh. Butler singled, moved to third on Alex Gordons double and scored on Perezs groundout. Bonifacio followed with an RBI double to left-center field. Butler homered off Joaquin Benoit in the ninth to account for the final margin. Game Notes It was the 11th time in Tigers history that a player has hit 40-or-more home runs in a season. Cabrera became just the third player in franchise history to hit 40-or-more homers in back-to-back seasons. Torry Holt Jersey . Keenum will make his first appearance in a regular-season game against the rugged defence of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, where the fans just set a Guinness record as the noisiest outdoor stadium in the world. Clay Matthews Womens Jersey . - The Pittsburgh Pirates plan on keeping promising left fielder Starling Marte playing alongside National League MVP Andrew McCutchen for years to come. http://www.ramsrookiestore.com/Rams-Joe-Namath-Jersey/ . Coach Randy Carlyle didnt know the severity of Bozaks injury. Bozak left the bench and went down the tunnel early in the second period, returned to play a handful of shifts and then did play in the third.(Sports Network) - The American League wild card race is heating up and the Baltimore Orioles are right in the mix. The New York Yankees are not far off either and will try to move closer to one of two wild card spots Tuesday in the second portion of a four-game series at Camden Yards. Baltimore took the opener of this series, 4-2, on Monday and used a strong outing from Chris Tillman. Tillman held the Yankees to two runs and four hits in seven innings, striking out nine batters and walking none. Tillman aided the Orioles in their fourth win in five tries and the club is tied with Cleveland at 1 1/2 games behind in the wild card race. "Its big, this time of year its real big," said Tillman on the importance of these games down the stretch. "Every game I pitch is big. I only get to go out there every fifth day, so for me theyre all big." Jim Johnson picked up his 43rd save in the ninth and Nick Markakis led the Orioles offensively with three hits, an RBI and a run scored. Things got a bit heated between Orioles manager Buck Showalter and Yankees skipper Joe Girardi after the first inning, when the Orioles were accused of sign stealing. Girardi complained to Orioles third-base coach Bobby Dickerson and Showalter took offense, shouting at New Yorks manager near home plate while being restrained by the umpires. "The one thing that Ive done, the whole time that Im here, and everywhere Ive been, is Im going to protect our players at all lengths," Girardi said. "Thats what Im going to do, and there was something that II saw, and Im just going to leave it at that. Darrell Henderson Rams Jersey. quot; Much to the chagrin of Girardi, his club lost for the fourth time in five tries and now sits three games off the pace for a wild card spot. CC Sabathias success against Baltimore didnt come through, as he allowed four runs, three earned, and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings. "We didnt score runs. If we had been scoring runs like weve been the last week he gets a win tonight," Girardi said. The Yankees, who got home runs from Alex Rodriguez and Lyle Overbay, averaged seven runs per game over a seven-game span entering this series. They opened a 10-game road trip Monday and will also visit Boston and Toronto. Ivan Nova will start for the Yankees Tuesday and he is 8-4 with a 3.02 earned run average in 19 games (16 starts). Nova has won his last four decisions and has faced the Orioles 11 times (10 starts) in his career, going 5-2 with a 4.33 ERA. The right-handed Nova recently tossed a three-hit shutout in a 2-0 win against Baltimore on Aug. 31. Countering for the Orioles in the second matchup with New York will be Miguel Gonzalez, who is 9-7 with a 3.98 ERA in 26 games (24 starts). Gonzalez was 0-4 in his previous eight appearances until tossing seven innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Gonzalez faced the Yankees on Aug. 30 in an 8-5 setback and was reached for seven runs across four innings. The righty is 2-2 with a 3.93 ERA in six career starts against the Yanks. The Orioles are 9-7 against the Yankees this season. ' ' '