Detroit 4, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 5, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 28565

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 60-52 33-25 27-27 W1
Kansas City 48-64 30-31 18-33 L1

Recap


Brennan Boesch singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday.

Alex Avila homered for the third time in as many days and Boesch added an RBI triple for the Tigers, who have won four of their last five.

The Royals went to Aaron Crow in the 10th with Detroit’s No. 9 hitter - Wilson Betemit - due up to start the inning. Crow (3-3) walked Betemit, who was traded from Kansas City to the Tigers last month, on five pitches.

Andy Dirks came on as a pinch-runner and moved to second on a wild pitch before Boesch took a 1-0 offering up the middle for the winning hit.

Daniel Schlereth (1-1) pitched two hitless innings and Jose Valverde worked the 10th for his 31st save.

Rick Porcello was in line for his sixth straight win before running into trouble in the seventh. The righthander allowed a run on three singles before being removed and then watched as Phil Coke and David Pauley each allowed an inherited runner to score to tie the game 3-3.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Kansas City
Rick Porcello Player Felipe Paulino
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 6.2
4 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 6
4.26 ERA 4.05
Hitting
Detroit   Kansas City
Austin Jackson Player Johnny Giavotella
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 8 1 16 .229 12 9 4 4 0 0
Kansas City 9 0 10 .250 9 5 3 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Royals have a W/L % of .449 after a win and .413 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .525 after a win and .547 after a loss.
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