Detroit 5, Kansas City 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(66-87)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 1
Detroit 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 X 5 11 1
WP: T. Byrdak (2-0) S: T. Jones (38)
LP: L. Nunez (2-4)
(84-70)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Kansas City
- B. Butler singled to right, M. Teahen scored
Top 2nd: Kansas City
- J. Smith homered to deep left, A. Gordon scored
Top 3rd: Kansas City
- B. Butler singled to left, M. Teahen scored
Bot 5th: Detroit
- S. Casey homered to deep right, I. Rodriguez and T. Perez scored
Bot 6th: Detroit
- B. Inge singled to left, I. Rodriguez and M. Ordonez scored, S. Casey to second
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266
M. Grudzielanek 2b-ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .292
M. Teahen rf 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 .283
B. Butler dh 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .297
R. Gload 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .290
A. Gordon 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .256
J. Smith ss 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 .205
    E. German ph-2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .264
J. Buck c 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .228
J. Gathright lf 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .306
 Totals 32 4 7 4 1 8 8  
 Batting
2B - M Teahen (28, J Jurrjens).
3B - M Teahen (8, J Jurrjens).
HR - J Smith (6, 2nd inning off J Jurrjens 1 on, 0 Out).
S - D DeJesus.
RBI - B Butler 2 (51), J Smith 2 (17).
2-out RBI - B Butler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Teahen 1.
GIDP - R Gload, M Grudzielanek.
Team LOB - 3.
 Fielding
E - J Smith (4, throw).
Outfield assists - M Teahen (I Rodriguez at 2nd base).
DP - 3 (M Grudzielanek-J Smith-R Gload, A Gordon-M Grudzielanek-R Gload, A Gordon-E German-R Gload).
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .299
P. Polanco 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .344
G. Sheffield dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .269
M. Ordonez rf 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .354
C. Guillen ss-1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .295
I. Rodriguez c 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .278
T. Perez lf 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .417
    M. Thames ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .236
    B. Clevlen lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
S. Casey 1b 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 .289
    R. Santiago ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298
B. Inge 3b 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 .242
 Totals 32 5 11 5 2 3 13  
 Batting
2B - P Polanco (35, B Buckner); I Rodriguez (30, B Buckner).
HR - S Casey (4, 5th inning off B Buckner 2 on, 1 Out).
RBI - S Casey 3 (52), B Inge 2 (68).
2-out RBI - B Inge 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - G Sheffield 1, M Ordonez 1, C Granderson 1.
GIDP - P Polanco, I Rodriguez, M Ordonez.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - M Thames (4, fly ball).
DP - 2 (C Guillen-P Polanco-S Casey 2).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Buckner 5.0 7 3 3 1 1 1 4.50
L. Nunez (L, 2-4) 0.1 1 2 0 0 1 0 4.50
J. Bale (BS, 1) 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.54
J. Peralta 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.89
D. Riske 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.38
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Jurrjens 2.1 6 4 4 0 0 1 3.90
T. Byrdak (W, 2-0) 4.0 0 0 0 1 5 0 3.35
F. Rodney (H, 12) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.10
T. Jones (S, 38) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.26
Pitches-strikes - B Buckner 78-46; L Nunez 8-6; J Bale 14-12; J Peralta 11-6; D Riske 11-7; J Jurrjens 43-28; T Byrdak 39-26; F Rodney 18-15; T Jones 15-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Buckner 9-5; L Nunez 1-0; J Bale 0-1; J Peralta 3-0; D Riske 2-0; J Jurrjens 3-4; T Byrdak 5-2; F Rodney 2-1; T Jones 2-0.
Batters faced - B Buckner 21; L Nunez 3; J Bale 4; J Peralta 3; D Riske 3; J Jurrjens 13; T Byrdak 11; F Rodney 6; T Jones 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jeff Kellogg. 1B--Andy Fletcher. 2B--Eric Cooper. 3B--Mike Reilly.
Time: 2:34.
Attendance: 40,117.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, in from right.

Updated on Friday, Sep 21, 2007 9:44 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
J. Smith J. Smith
1-2, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Detroit
S. Casey S. Casey
2-3, 1 HR
3 RBI