Detroit 5, Kansas City 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 8, 2011 3:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 43°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 44799

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 0
Detroit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 4-3 4-2 0-1 L2
Detroit 3-4 1-0 2-4 W1

Recap


Max Scherzer pitched six strong innings to post his second win of the season as Detroit trimmed Kansas City 5-2 in the Tigers’ home opener Friday afternoon.

The Tigers (3-4) scored four times in the first inning by taking advantage of some wildness on the part of Royals starting pitcher Kyle Davies, who walked two batters and threw two wild pitches in the inning.

Victor Martinez had a three-run double in the inning and Jhonny Peralta added a run-scoring double.

Scherzer (2-0) scattered seven hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out three. Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his second save.

Peralta finished with two hits and two RBIs on the day.

Melky Cabrera had an RBI triple in the third and Brett Butler had an RBI single in the seventh for the Royals (4-3).

Davies (0-1) allowed five runs on six hits and walked five in 3 1/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Detroit
Kyle Davies Player Max Scherzer
Loss W/L Win
3.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 7
12.27 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Kansas City   Detroit
Chris Getz Player Jhonny Peralta
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 11 0 15 .306 16 5 2 3 0 0
Detroit 10 0 12 .333 9 3 5 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Royals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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