Detroit 7, Kansas City 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(67-88)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 2
Detroit 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 X 7 7 1
WP: J. Verlander (18-6)
LP: J. De La Rosa (8-12)
(85-71)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Detroit
- R. Raburn doubled to deep left, P. Polanco scored
- C. Guillen singled to left center, R. Raburn scored
- M. Thames homered to deep left, C. Guillen scored
Top 2nd: Kansas City
- B. Butler homered to deep left
Bot 2nd: Detroit
- R. Raburn grounded into fielder's choice, R. Santiago to third, P. Polanco out at second, R. Santiago scored, R. Raburn to second on shortstop T. Pena Jr.'s throwing error
Bot 3rd: Detroit
- M. Thames homered to deep left
Top 6th: Kansas City
- J. Smith grounded into fielder's choice, M. Teahen scored, A. Gordon out at second
Bot 8th: Detroit
- R. Raburn homered to deep left
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .265
J. Gathright lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .307
    E. Brown ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .256
R. Gload 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .290
B. Butler dh 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .300
M. Teahen rf 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 .282
A. Gordon 3b 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .253
J. Buck c 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .228
J. Smith 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .206
T. Pena Jr. ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .257
    C. Brazell ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500
 Totals 35 2 7 2 2 10 16  
 Batting
2B - M Teahen (29, J Verlander).
HR - B Butler (8, 2nd inning off J Verlander 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - B Butler (52), J Smith (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Gload 1, T Pena Jr 1, B Butler 2.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - A Gordon (14, throw); J Smith (5, throw).
DP - 1 (A Gordon-J Smith-R Gload).
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Maybin cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .152
P. Polanco 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .342
R. Raburn rf 4 2 2 2 0 1 1 .305
C. Guillen dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .293
M. Thames lf 4 2 2 3 0 1 0 .240
    B. Clevlen lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
M. Hessman 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .213
B. Inge 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .238
M. Rabelo c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242
R. Santiago ss 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288
 Totals 31 7 7 6 1 8 7  
 Batting
2B - R Raburn (11, J De La Rosa).
HR - M Thames 2 (17, 1st inning off J De La Rosa 1 on, 1 Out, 3rd inning off L Hochevar 0 on, 0 Out), R Raburn (4, 8th inning off L Nunez 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - R Raburn 2 (24), C Guillen (97), M Thames 3 (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Guillen 1.
GIDP - P Polanco.
Team LOB - 2.
 Fielding
E - R Santiago (1, throw).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. De La Rosa (L, 8-12) 1.0 4 4 4 1 1 1 5.64
L. Hochevar 3.1 2 2 1 0 3 1 0.93
L. Nunez 3.2 1 1 1 0 4 1 4.31
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Verlander (W, 18-6) 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 1 3.68
B. Seay 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.35
J. Zumaya 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.41
WP - J De La Rosa, L Hochevar.
BALK - J Verlander.
HBP - D DeJesus (by J Verlander); R Santiago (by L Hochevar); R Gload (by J Verlander).
Pitches-strikes - J De La Rosa 42-27; L Hochevar 47-29; L Nunez 41-28; J Verlander 104-69; B Seay 21-18; J Zumaya 25-17.
Ground balls-fly balls - J De La Rosa 0-2; L Hochevar 5-2; L Nunez 1-6; J Verlander 6-6; B Seay 0-2; J Zumaya 0-3.
Batters faced - J De La Rosa 8; L Hochevar 13; L Nunez 12; J Verlander 27; B Seay 6; J Zumaya 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Eric Cooper. 1B--Mike Reilly. 2B--Jeff Kellogg. 3B--Andy Fletcher.
Time: 2:42.
Attendance: 40,068.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, out to center.
Game Notes
KANASAS CITY DESIGNATED HITTER BILLY BUTLER EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A HOME RUN IN THE SECOND INNING.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 23, 2007 4:03 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
B. Butler B. Butler
1-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Detroit
M. Thames M. Thames
2-4, 2 HR
3 RBI