DETROIT -

Miguel Cabrera hit another home run, his 40th, and had an RBI single to help the Tigers beat the Royals 6-3 Sunday.

The reigning Triple Crown winner became the third player since 1921 to have at least 40 homers and 120 RBIs while batting .350 or better through 116 games, joining Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx, according to STATS.

Max Scherzer picks up his 18th win. He pitched 8 innings, allowed five hits, two runs and struck out four.

After getting swept in Friday's double-header, the Tigers won back-to-back games to take the five-game series. Detroit now leads Kansas City by 8.5 games in the division.

Tigers welcome the Twins to Comerica Park on Tuesday for a three-game series.