Kansas City 4, Detroit 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 7, 2011 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 20132

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 61-53 33-25 28-28 L1
Kansas City 49-65 31-32 18-33 W1

Recap


Johnny Giavotella hit his first major league home run and Mitch Maier tripled in a run as the Kansas City Royals avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the visiting Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

Billy Butler and Brayan Pena each added an RBI for the Royals, who are in the midst of a stretch of 20 games in as many days.

Kansas City jumped on Max Scherzer (11-7) in the fourth, rallying for three runs to open the scoring. Maier provided the highlight of the frame when he laced a triple to deep right-center, scoring Eric Hosmer from first base.

Giavotella struck in the fifth, taking a 2-1 offering from Scherzer over the wall in the left field corner. Through his first three major league games, Giavotella is 5-for-11 (.455) with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Bruce Chen (6-5) went five-plus innings to earn the win and Joakim Soria worked the ninth for his 21st save.

The Tigers rallied around a rain delay in the sixth, getting back-to-back RBI doubles from Andy Dirks and Austin Jackson before a 46-minute stoppage. Miguel Cabrera added an RBI double of his own when play resumed.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Kansas City
Max Scherzer Player Bruce Chen
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 5
7.20 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Detroit   Kansas City
Alex Avila Player Johnny Giavotella
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 10 0 13 .286 7 7 3 0 1 0
Kansas City 6 1 13 .207 4 10 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Royals have a W/L % of .449 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .525 after a win and .547 after a loss.
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