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Tigers Rally Past Royals 4-3 with Walk-off

Alex Gonzalez provided the game-winning single in the ninth and Joe Nathan allowed no hits in one inning of relief as Detroit topped Kansas City, 4-3. The Tigers reached first 11 times and struck out in only four at-bats. Kansas City had a wOBA of just .249, despite a season average of .345.

With the game tied at 1-1 in the top of the fourth and the Royals batting, Salvador Perez scored on a single by Lorenzo Cain off starter Justin Verlander. Later that same inning, Omar Infante drew a bases-loaded walk from Verlander to score Cain to bring the score to 3-1.

Verlander (0-0) put in six innings of work and picked up a no-decision after he gave up two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and three walks. Nathan (1-0) notched his first win after striking out no one and walking no one. The loss went to Wade Davis (0-1), who registered 1 1/3 innings and allowed one run on one hit with no strikeouts and two walks. Gonzalez was terrific at the plate for the Tigers, going 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs. Victor Martinez also contributed, going 1 for 4 with a home run, a run, and an RBI. Perez was 4 for 4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI in the loss.

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

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

Royals Offense
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
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
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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