38-32
11 - 4
36-31

Game Story

It's been over a decade since the Kansas City Royals were in first place this late in the season, and try as he might, manager Ned Yost couldn't totally downplay the achievement. ''It's better than the alternative, trust me.'' Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas homered as part of a seven-run second...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
KC 0 7 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 11 15 1
Det 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 10 0

Scoring Summary

Top 2nd: Kansas City
Alex Gordon homered to deep right center, Billy Butler scored
KC 2 - DET 0
Mike Moustakas homered to deep right, Salvador Pérez scored
KC 4 - DET 0
Omar Infante singled to center, Alcides Escobar and Jarrod Dyson scored, Nori Aoki to third
KC 6 - DET 0
Eric Hosmer grounded out to pitcher, Nori Aoki scored, Omar Infante to second
KC 7 - DET 0
Bottom 2nd: Detroit
Nick Castellanos safe at first on shortstop Alcides Escobar's fielding error, Víctor Martínez scored
KC 7 - DET 1
Austin Jackson singled to shallow center, J.D. Martínez scored, Nick Castellanos to second
KC 7 - DET 2
Top 5th: Kansas City
Salvador Pérez singled to left, Billy Butler scored
KC 8 - DET 2
Jarrod Dyson singled to left, Salvador Pérez scored, Alcides Escobar to second
KC 9 - DET 2
Omar Infante walked, Alcides Escobar scored, Jarrod Dyson to third, Lorenzo Cain to second
KC 10 - DET 2
Bottom 5th: Detroit
Miguel Cabrera walked, Álex Ávila scored, Eugenio Suárez to third, Rajai Davis to second
KC 10 - DET 3
Top 7th: Kansas City
Lorenzo Cain singled to center, Alcides Escobar scored
KC 11 - DET 3
Bottom 8th: Detroit
Ian Kinsler homered to deep left
KC 11 - DET 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nori AokiRF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Lorenzo CainRF 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318
Omar Infante2B 3 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 1 .250
Eric Hosmer1B 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 .260
Billy ButlerDH 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .271
Alex GordonLF 5 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 2 .288
Salvador PérezC 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .281
Brett HayesC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .086
Mike Moustakas3B 5 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .175
Alcides EscobarSS 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .295
Jarrod DysonCF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .299
Totals 40 11 15 11 2 4 7 0 14
Batting
2B - A Gordon (21, M Scherzer)
HR - A Gordon (8, 2nd inning off M Scherzer 1 on, 0 Out), M Moustakas (7, 2nd inning off M Scherzer 1 on, 0 Out)
RBI - L Cain (29), O Infante 3 (33), E Hosmer (35), A Gordon 2 (38), S Perez (24), M Moustakas 2 (26), J Dyson (7)
2-out RBI - L Cain, O Infante, J Dyson
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Hosmer 3, A Gordon 1
GIDP - S Perez, J Dyson
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - A Escobar (5, field)
PB - S Perez
DP - 4 (O Infante-A Escobar-E Hosmer, O Infante-A Escobar-E Hosmer, E Hosmer, E Hosmer-A Escobar)

Detroit

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Rajai DavisLF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
Ian Kinsler2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .291
Andrew Romine2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Miguel Cabrera1B 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 .319
Don Kelly1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Víctor MartínezDH 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .337
J.D. MartínezRF 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290
Nick Castellanos3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 .269
Austin JacksonCF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .252
Álex ÁvilaC 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .217
Bryan HoladayC 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .305
Eugenio SuárezSS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333
Totals 33 4 10 4 1 3 5 0 15
Batting
2B - J Martinez (9, Y Ventura)
HR - I Kinsler (7, 8th inning off L Coleman 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI - I Kinsler (32), M Cabrera (56), N Castellanos (25), A Jackson (20)
2-out RBI - M Cabrera
GIDP - M Cabrera, V Martinez, E Suarez
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - J Martinez (2, field)
DP - 2 (E Suarez-I Kinsler-M Cabrera, A Romine-D Kelly)

Pitching

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Yordano Ventura(W, 5-5) 7.0 8 3 3 2 4 0 1.25 3.26
Louis Coleman 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1.93 6.41
Aaron Crow 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.12 2.87

Detroit

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Max Scherzer(L, 8-3) 4.0 10 10 10 1 5 2 1.25 3.84
Phil Coke 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.66 6.04
Evan Reed 2.0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1.66 4.88
Blaine Hardy 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00
Al Alburquerque 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.20 3.04
Pitching
HBP - L Cain (by M Scherzer)
Pitches-strikes - Y Ventura 103-65; L Coleman 22-11; A Crow 12-9; M Scherzer 93-57; P Coke 29-18; E Reed 35-18; B Hardy 14-10; A Alburquerque 8-5
Ground balls-fly balls - Y Ventura 15-3; L Coleman 2-1; A Crow 0-2; M Scherzer 5-4; P Coke 4-0; E Reed 5-0; B Hardy 2-0; A Alburquerque 2-0
Batters faced - Y Ventura 28; L Coleman 5; A Crow 3; M Scherzer 24; P Coke 6; E Reed 9; B Hardy 3; A Alburquerque 3
Game Details
Game Time: 3:14.
Umpires: HP--Tom Hallion. 1B--D.J. Reyburn. 2B--Chris Guccione. 3B--Eric Cooper.
Weather: 90 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, Out to Left.
Attendance: 34,328.