Kansas City 3, Detroit 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 9, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 46°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike DiMuro,
Attendance - 33810

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 5-3 4-2 1-1 W1
Detroit 3-5 1-1 2-4 L1

Recap


Bruce Chen struck out seven over six scoreless innings to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 win over the host Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Chen (1-0) allowed just three hits and one walk. Joakim Soria surrendered a two-out solo home run to Ryan Raburn in the ninth inning to break up the shutout but notched his second save.

The Royals (5-3) scored twice in the second inning off Tigers’ starter Phil Coke (0-2). Billy Butler led off the inning with a walk and one out later Jeff Francoeur followed with a single. Wilson Betemit then drove in one run with a single and Alcides Escobar drove in the second with a fielder’s choice.

Francoeur’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning capped the Royals’ scoring.

Coke fanned seven in 6 2/3 innings. He allowed three hits and four walks.

The Tigers (3-5) had the bases loaded in the eighth, but Robinson Tejada fanned Magglio Ordonez to end the inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Detroit
Bruce Chen Player Phil Coke
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.2
7 Strikeouts 7
3 Hits 3
0.00 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Kansas City   Detroit
Billy Butler Player Casper Wells
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 5 0 6 .179 9 8 3 5 0 0
Detroit 5 1 9 .161 10 10 1 3 0 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 .667 after a loss.
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