53-38
2 - 5
48-46

Game Story

Despite being only two games above .500 and facing a 6.5-game deficit against first-place Detroit, the Kansas City Royals believe they have their rivals right where they want them. A five-run seventh inning keyed by Omar Infante's two-run single and an RBI double from Eric Hosmer enabled the Royals...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Det 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 X 5 10 0

Scoring Summary

Top 3rd: Detroit
Miguel CabreraDFP
hit sacrifice fly to deep left,
Rajai DavisDFP
scored
DET 1 - KC 0
J.D. MartínezDFP
singled to shallow left center,
Austin JacksonDFP
scored
DET 2 - KC 0
Bottom 7th: Kansas City
Alcides EscobarDFP
singled to shortstop,
Billy ButlerDFP
scored,
Mike MoustakasDFP
to third,
Raúl IbañezDFP
to second
DET 2 - KC 1
Jarrod DysonDFP
grounded out to second,
Mike MoustakasDFP
scored,
Raúl IbañezDFP
to third,
Alcides EscobarDFP
to second
DET 2 - KC 2
Omar InfanteDFP
singled to shallow left,
Lorenzo CainDFP
and
Alcides EscobarDFP
scored,
Salvador PérezDFP
to second
DET 2 - KC 4
Eric HosmerDFP
ground rule double to deep center,
Salvador PérezDFP
scored,
Omar InfanteDFP
to third
DET 2 - KC 5

Pitching Details

Batting

Detroit

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Austin JacksonDFP
CF
4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .256
Ian KinslerDFP
2B
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .303
Miguel CabreraDFP
1B
3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .306
J.D. MartínezDFP
RF
4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .346
Torii HunterDFP
DH
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .272
Nick CastellanosDFP
3B
4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 .262
Álex ÁvilaDFP
C
4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .230
Eugenio SuárezDFP
SS
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .265
Rajai DavisDFP
LF
3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Totals 33 2 9 2 0 0 7 0 13
Batting
SF - M Cabrera
RBI - M Cabrera (75), J Martinez (43)
2-out RBI - J Martinez
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Jackson 1, E Suarez 1
GIDP - A Jackson, M Cabrera
Team LOB - 5

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nori AokiDFP
RF-LF
4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .260
Omar InfanteDFP
2B
4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .276
Eric HosmerDFP
1B
4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Billy ButlerDFP
DH
3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .273
Mike MoustakasDFP
3B
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .192
Raúl IbañezDFP
LF
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150
Lorenzo CainDFP
PR-RF
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .307
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Jarrod DysonDFP
CF
4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .293
Brett HayesDFP
C
2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .119
Salvador PérezDFP
PH-C
1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .283
Totals 34 5 10 5 0 3 3 1 12
Batting
2B - E Hosmer (26, P Coke); B Hayes (1, J Verlander)
RBI - O Infante 2 (46), E Hosmer (42), A Escobar (29), J Dyson (13)
2-out RBI - O Infante 2, E Hosmer
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Aoki 2, O Infante 1, M Moustakas 2
Team LOB - 8
Running
SB - J Dyson (18, 2nd base off P Coke/A Avila)
Fielding
DP - 2 (A Escobar-O Infante-E Hosmer, A Escobar-O Infante-E Hosmer)

Pitching

Detroit

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Justin VerlanderDFP
(L, 8-8)
6.1 6 4 4 1 3 0 1.46 4.88
Ian KrolDFP
0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1.59 4.44
Al AlburquerqueDFP
0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.21 2.91
Phil CokeDFP
1.1 3 0 0 1 0 0 1.50 4.59

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Bruce ChenDFP
5.1 8 2 2 0 2 0 1.66 6.46
Yordano VenturaDFP
(W, 7-7)
1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.26 3.22
Wade DavisDFP
(HLD, 17)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.78 1.13
Greg HollandDFP
(SV, 25)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.98 1.82
Pitching
WP - Y Ventura
IBB - B Butler (by P Coke); S Perez (by I Krol)
Pitches-strikes - J Verlander 97-67; I Krol 7-1; A Alburquerque 4-2; P Coke 27-17; B Chen 83-60; Y Ventura 26-16; W Davis 15-10; G Holland 13-8
Ground balls-fly balls - J Verlander 11-1; I Krol 0-1; A Alburquerque 1-0; P Coke 3-1; B Chen 7-9; Y Ventura 0-2; W Davis 0-2; G Holland 1-0
Batters faced - J Verlander 26; I Krol 2; A Alburquerque 1; P Coke 8; B Chen 22; Y Ventura 6; W Davis 3; G Holland 3
Game Details
Game Time: 3:02.
Umpires: HP--Bill Miller. 1B--Adam Hamari. 2B--Chad Fairchild. 3B--Vic Carapazza.
Weather: 83 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Left to Right.
Attendance: 23,424.