Detroit 12, Kansas City 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(3-10)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 7 2
Detroit 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 X 12 10 0
WP: J. Verlander (1-0)
LP: Z. Greinke (1-2)
(8-5)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Detroit
- I. Rodriguez homered to deep center, G. Sheffield, C. Guillen and C. Granderson scored
Top 2nd: Kansas City
- E. Brown doubled to deep left, A. Gordon scored
- J. Buck doubled to deep center, E. Brown scored
Bot 2nd: Detroit
- M. Ordonez reached on fielder's choice, P. Polanco scored, G. Sheffield to second on shortstop T. Pena Jr.'s fielding error
- I. Rodriguez doubled to left, G. Sheffield and M. Ordonez scored
Bot 3rd: Detroit
- P. Polanco safe at first on right fielder M. Teahen's fielding error, C. Granderson scored, P. Polanco to second
Bot 4th: Detroit
- C. Guillen homered to deep right
Top 5th: Kansas City
- D. DeJesus singled to center, J. Buck scored, T. Pena Jr. to third
Top 7th: Kansas City
- R. Shealy homered to deep left, E. Brown scored
Bot 8th: Detroit
- C. Guillen doubled to deep center, G. Sheffield, M. Ordonez and P. Polanco scored
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .321
E. German 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .308
    J. LaRue 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125
M. Teahen rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .179
M. Sweeney dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .152
A. Gordon 3b-ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .125
E. Brown lf 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .176
R. Shealy 1b 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .108
J. Buck c 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 .429
T. Pena Jr. ss-2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .217
 Totals 33 5 7 5 2 12 7  
 Batting
2B - A Gordon (1, J Verlander); E Brown (2, J Verlander); J Buck (4, J Verlander).
HR - R Shealy (1, 7th inning off J Mesa 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI - E Brown (2), J Buck (3), D DeJesus (5), R Shealy 2 (4).
2-out RBI - J Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Pena Jr 1.
GIDP - J LaRue.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
E - T Pena Jr (2, ground ball); M Teahen (1, line drive).
DP - 1 (T Pena Jr-R Shealy).
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 5 2 2 0 0 2 1 .278
P. Polanco 2b 5 2 2 0 0 0 3 .358
G. Sheffield dh 2 3 1 0 3 0 0 .140
M. Ordonez rf 4 2 0 1 1 1 4 .216
C. Guillen ss 3 2 2 4 2 0 2 .271
I. Rodriguez c 5 1 2 6 0 0 2 .288
S. Casey 1b 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .200
C. Monroe lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .200
B. Inge 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .119
 Totals 35 12 10 11 8 7 16  
 Batting
2B - S Casey (2, Z Greinke); I Rodriguez (1, J Standridge); C Guillen (5, J Gobble).
HR - I Rodriguez (3, 1st inning off Z Greinke 3 on, 2 Out), C Guillen (1, 4th inning off J Standridge 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - I Rodriguez 6 (11), M Ordonez (6), C Guillen 4 (7).
2-out RBI - I Rodriguez 6.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Ordonez 1, S Casey 2, B Inge 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (C Guillen-S Casey).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
Z. Greinke (L, 1-2) 0.2 3 4 4 3 1 1 3.95
J. Standridge 3.1 5 5 2 1 2 1 9.45
R. Braun 3.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1.12
J. Soria 0.1 1 3 3 2 1 0 4.26
J. Gobble 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.80
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Verlander (W, 1-0) 6.0 5 3 3 0 6 0 1.42
J. Mesa 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 1 20.25
B. Seay 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
J. Zumaya 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.00
F. Rodney 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 7.50
WP - J Verlander.
HBP - T Pena Jr (by J Verlander).
Pitches-strikes - Z Greinke 49-29; J Standridge 65-39; R Braun 36-17; J Soria 19-9; J Gobble 8-7; J Verlander 98-63; J Mesa 17-9; B Seay 10-7; J Zumaya 22-14; F Rodney 24-14.
Ground balls-fly balls - Z Greinke 0-1; J Standridge 5-4; R Braun 1-5; J Soria 0-0; J Gobble 0-1; J Verlander 6-6; J Mesa 0-0; B Seay 0-1; J Zumaya 0-1; F Rodney 1-0.
Batters faced - Z Greinke 8; J Standridge 18; R Braun 10; J Soria 4; J Gobble 3; J Verlander 23; J Mesa 4; B Seay 1; J Zumaya 4; F Rodney 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Brian O'Nora. 1B--Phil Cuzzi. 2B--Jerry Crawford. 3B--Bill Hohn.
Time: 3:27.
Attendance: 21,832.
Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 27 mph, right to left.

Updated on Monday, Apr 16, 2007 10:37 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
R. Shealy R. Shealy
1-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Detroit
I. Rodriguez I. Rodriguez
2-5, 1 HR
6 RBI