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Game Story

Each win moves the Royals one step closer to the end of their long playoff drought, and Sunday was a big one. Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, and Kansas City beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 to avoid a sweep in the weekend series between the AL Central's top teams. ''Today's game shows that we're not...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Det 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
KC 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 X 5 11 2

Scoring Summary

Bottom 1st: Kansas City
Billy Butler singled to center, Lorenzo Cain scored, Eric Hosmer to third
DET 0 - KC 1
Bottom 2nd: Kansas City
Alcides Escobar doubled to left, Omar Infante scored
DET 0 - KC 2
Top 3rd: Detroit
Ian Kinsler homered (367 ft.) to deep left
DET 1 - KC 2
Top 4th: Detroit
Andrew Romine flied out to left. Bryan Holaday to second advancing on throw. J.D. Martínez scored on error
DET 2 - KC 2
Bottom 4th: Kansas City
Nori Aoki tripled to right, Omar Infante and Mike Moustakas scored
DET 2 - KC 4
Bottom 7th: Kansas City
Alex Gordon doubled to left, Terrance Gore scored
DET 2 - KC 5

Pitching Details

Batting

Detroit

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Ian Kinsler2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .274
Torii HunterRF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .287
Miguel CabreraDH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .314
Víctor Martínez1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .334
J.D. MartínezLF 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .320
Nick Castellanos3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .264
Bryan HoladayC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .237
Ezequiel CarreraPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Andrew RomineSS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .225
Tyler CollinsPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .286
Eugenio SuárezSS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247
Steven MoyàPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .429
Rajai DavisCF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .278
Totals 33 2 6 1 1 2 7 0 19
Batting
2B - T Hunter (31, K Herrera)
HR - I Kinsler (16, 3rd inning off J Guthrie 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI - I Kinsler (86)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Cabrera 1, T Collins 1, R Davis 3
GIDP - M Cabrera
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
PB - B Holaday

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Alcides EscobarSS 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .281
Nori AokiRF 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .284
Jarrod DysonCF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273
Lorenzo CainCF-RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .299
Eric Hosmer1B 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .270
Billy ButlerDH 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .266
Terrance GorePR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Alex GordonLF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 6 .266
Salvador PérezC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .260
Omar Infante2B 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .253
Mike Moustakas3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .214
Totals 34 5 11 5 0 3 5 2 16
Batting
2B - A Escobar (33, R Porcello); E Hosmer (33, R Porcello); A Gordon (32, P Coke)
3B - N Aoki (5, R Porcello)
RBI - A Escobar (49), N Aoki 2 (40), B Butler (60), A Gordon (71)
2-out RBI - A Escobar, B Butler
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Cain 1, A Gordon 3, S Perez 1, O Infante 1
Team LOB - 9
Running
SB - L Cain (26, 2nd base off J Johnson/B Holaday), T Gore (2, 2nd base off P Coke/B Holaday)
CS - A Escobar (6, 2nd base by R Porcello/B Holaday)
Fielding
E - A Escobar (16, field); M Moustakas (18, field)
DP - 1 (M Moustakas-O Infante-E Hosmer)

Pitching

Detroit

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Rick Porcello(L, 15-12) 3.1 9 4 4 2 1 0 1.21 3.31
Jim Johnson 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.92 6.96
Blaine Hardy 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.29 2.17
Al Alburquerque 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.19 2.60
Phil Coke 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.48 3.81
Joakim Soria 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.06 3.48
Kyle Ryan 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jeremy Guthrie(W, 12-11) 5.1 5 2 1 2 2 1 1.32 4.28
Kelvin Herrera(HLD, 20) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.12 1.48
Wade Davis(HLD, 30) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.83 0.91
Greg Holland(SV, 43) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.94 1.52
Pitching
IBB - E Hosmer (by J Johnson)
HBP - L Cain (by J Johnson); N Castellanos (by J Guthrie)
Pitches-strikes - R Porcello 80-47; J Johnson 10-4; B Hardy 5-3; A Alburquerque 20-17; P Coke 12-7; J Soria 8-5; K Ryan 14-10; J Guthrie 81-51; K Herrera 18-15; W Davis 12-9; G Holland 9-8
Ground balls-fly balls - R Porcello 5-4; J Johnson 0-0; B Hardy 0-0; A Alburquerque 2-1; P Coke 0-2; J Soria 0-0; K Ryan 2-0; J Guthrie 9-9; K Herrera 1-2; W Davis 1-0; G Holland 1-0
Batters faced - R Porcello 20; J Johnson 3; B Hardy 1; A Alburquerque 6; P Coke 3; J Soria 2; K Ryan 3; J Guthrie 24; K Herrera 6; W Davis 3; G Holland 3
Game Details
Game Time: 3:09.
Umpires: HP--Paul Nauert. 1B--Vic Carapazza. 2B--Larry Vanover. 3B--Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 77 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Left to Right.
Attendance: 37,212.