Royals Shocked 4-3 as Tigers Walk-off

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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

Grade

Player

IP

ERA

WHIP

HA

SO

BB

PC

B

84.9

A. Crow

0.2

0.00

1.50

1

1

0

12

B

83.0

J. Shields

6.1

4.26

0.95

5

3

1

105

D

62.2

W. Davis

1.1

6.75

2.25

1

0

2

33

F

55.0

G. Holland

0.0

1

0

0

4


Royals Offense

Grade

Player

P

AB

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

A+

105.3

S. Perez

C

4

4

1

0

1

0

0

B

84.1

E. Hosmer

1B

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

C

76.7

L. Cain

CF

4

1

1

0

1

0

0

C

75.0

A. Gordon

LF

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

C

74.7

B. Butler

DH

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

C

74.0

A. Escobar

SS

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

C-

71.3

O. Infante

2B

4

0

0

0

1

1

0

D

62.0

M. Moustakas

3B

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

F

57.0

N. Aoki

RF

5

0

0

0

0

0

2


Tigers Pitching

Grade

Player

IP

ERA

WHIP

HA

SO

BB

PC

A

95.5

J. Nathan

1.0

0.00

0.00

0

0

0

13

A

94.4

E. Reed

1.0

0.00

0.00

0

0

0

10

B+

87.8

A. Alburquerq

1.0

0.00

1.00

1

0

0

13

B-

81.3

J. Verlander

6.0

3.00

1.50

6

2

3

105


Tigers Offense

Grade

Player

P

AB

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

A

92.2

A. Gonzalez

SS

4

2

0

0

2

0

0

B+

88.5

V. Martinez

DH

4

1

1

1

1

0

0

B+

88.0

N. Castellano

3B

4

2

0

0

0

0

1

B+

87.8

A. Avila

C

2

1

1

0

0

2

1

B

86.5

M. Cabrera

1B

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

B

85.2

A. Jackson

CF

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

D

65.0

R. Davis

LF

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

D

62.0

I. Kinsler

2B

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

D-

60.0

T. Hunter

RF

4

0

0

0

0

0

1


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