The Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, on the Tork bomb

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Detroit Tigers rookie Spencer Torkelson looked to dugout.

“Come on baby!” he yelled.

The 22-year-old had just crushed a second-pitch sinker from Kansas City Royals starter Brad Keller for a two-run homerun to the left in the seventh inning. He celebrated on the home record with 38-year-old Miguel Cabrera, fresh from the 599th double and 2,995. hit in the career.

“It was amazing,” Torkelson said. “Really special moment. That round does not happen without his double.”

Tiger's first baseman Spencer Torkelson (right) celebrates with Miguel Cabrera (left) after hitting a two-run homerun during the seventh inning against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

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The combination of left-hander Tarik Skubal’s outburst, Cabrera’s 599th double and Torkelson’s two-out 432-foot fly unlocked a 2-1 victory for the Tigers on Friday night in the second of four games at Kauffman Stadium.

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