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Royals Shocked 4-3 as Tigers Walk-off

Alex Gonzalez came up with a game-ending single as the Royals were downed by Detroit, 4-3. The Royals allowed 11 baserunners and struck out only four batters. Kansas City finished with a wOBA of .249. Their season average is .345.

Tied 1-1 in the top of the fourth with the Royals up to bat, a single by Lorenzo Cain off starter Justin Verlander brought home Salvador Perez. Later in the inning, Omar Infante drove in Cain with a bases-loaded walk against Verlander to bring the score to 3-1.

James Shields (0-0) worked 6 1/3 innings and picked up a no-decision after he surrendered three runs on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Wade Davis (0-1) picked up his first loss of the season after registering 1 1/3 innings giving up one run on one hit and walking two. Joe Nathan (1-0) got the win, going one inning and allowing no runs on no hits with no strikeouts and no walks. Perez was tops in the batter's box for the Royals, going 4 for 4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI. Cain also had a great game, going 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs in the win.

The Royals will take on the Tigers again Wednesday at Comerica Park at 1:08 PM EDT.


Royals Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
B84.9A. Crow0.20.001.5011012
B83.0J. Shields6.14.260.95531105
D62.2W. Davis1.16.752.2510233
F55.0G. Holland0.01004

Royals Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A+105.3S. PerezC4410100
B84.1E. Hosmer1B4100000
C76.7L. CainCF4110100
C75.0A. GordonLF3010010
C74.7B. ButlerDH4100000
C74.0A. EscobarSS3000010
C-71.3O. Infante2B4000110
D62.0M. Moustakas3B4000000
F57.0N. AokiRF5000002

Tigers Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A95.5J. Nathan1.00.000.0000013
A94.4E. Reed1.00.000.0000010
B+87.8A. Alburquerq1.00.001.0010013
B-81.3J. Verlander6.03.001.50623105

Tigers Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A92.2A. GonzalezSS4200200
B+88.5V. MartinezDH4111100
B+88.0N. Castellano3B4200001
B+87.8A. AvilaC2110021
B86.5M. Cabrera1B3100010
B85.2A. JacksonCF4110001
D65.0R. DavisLF3000000
D62.0I. Kinsler2B4000000
D-60.0T. HunterRF4000001

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