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 GordonDFP
homered to deep right center,
Billy ButlerDFP
scored
KC 2 - DET 0
Mike MoustakasDFP
homered to deep right,
Salvador PérezDFP
scored
KC 4 - DET 0
Omar InfanteDFP
singled to center,
Alcides EscobarDFP
and
Jarrod DysonDFP
scored,
Nori AokiDFP
to third
KC 6 - DET 0
Eric HosmerDFP
grounded out to pitcher,
Nori AokiDFP
scored,
Omar InfanteDFP
to second
KC 7 - DET 0
Bottom 2nd: Detroit
Nick CastellanosDFP
safe at first on shortstop
Alcides EscobarDFP
's fielding error,
Víctor MartínezDFP
scored
KC 7 - DET 1
Austin JacksonDFP
singled to shallow center,
J.D. MartínezDFP
scored,
Nick CastellanosDFP
to second
KC 7 - DET 2
Top 5th: Kansas City
Salvador PérezDFP
singled to left,
Billy ButlerDFP
scored
KC 8 - DET 2
Jarrod DysonDFP
singled to left,
Salvador PérezDFP
scored,
Alcides EscobarDFP
to second
KC 9 - DET 2
Omar InfanteDFP
walked,
Alcides EscobarDFP
scored,
Jarrod DysonDFP
to third,
Lorenzo CainDFP
to second
KC 10 - DET 2
Bottom 5th: Detroit
Miguel CabreraDFP
walked,
Álex ÁvilaDFP
scored,
Eugenio SuárezDFP
to third,
Rajai DavisDFP
to second
KC 10 - DET 3
Top 7th: Kansas City
Lorenzo CainDFP
singled to center,
Alcides EscobarDFP
scored
KC 11 - DET 3
Bottom 8th: Detroit
Ian KinslerDFP
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 AokiDFP
RF
2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Lorenzo CainDFP
RF
2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318
Omar InfanteDFP
2B
3 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 1 .250
Eric HosmerDFP
1B
5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 .260
Billy ButlerDFP
DH
4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .271
Alex GordonDFP
LF
5 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 2 .288
Salvador PérezDFP
C
4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .281
Brett HayesDFP
C
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .086
Mike MoustakasDFP
3B
5 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .175
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .295
Jarrod DysonDFP
CF
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 DavisDFP
LF
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
Ian KinslerDFP
2B
4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .291
Andrew RomineDFP
2B
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Miguel CabreraDFP
1B
2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 .319
Don KellyDFP
1B
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Víctor MartínezDFP
DH
4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .337
J.D. MartínezDFP
RF
4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290
Nick CastellanosDFP
3B
4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 .269
Austin JacksonDFP
CF
4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .252
Álex ÁvilaDFP
C
2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .217
Bryan HoladayDFP
C
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .305
Eugenio SuárezDFP
SS
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 VenturaDFP
(W, 5-5)
7.0 8 3 3 2 4 0 1.25 3.26
Louis ColemanDFP
1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1.93 6.41
Aaron CrowDFP
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 ScherzerDFP
(L, 8-3)
4.0 10 10 10 1 5 2 1.25 3.84
Phil CokeDFP
1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.66 6.04
Evan ReedDFP
2.0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1.66 4.88
Blaine HardyDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00
Al AlburquerqueDFP
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.