Kansas City 9, Detroit 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 29, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 32423

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 1 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 18 1
Detroit 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 10 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 56-79 33-37 23-42 W2
Detroit 73-61 37-28 36-33 L2

Recap


Alex Gordon homered among four hits, and Salvador Perez went 3-for-3 with his first career homer as the visiting Kansas City Royals routed the Detroit Tigers, 9-5, on Monday.

Alcides Escobar added a solo blast, and Johnny Giavotella drove in three for the Royals, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since Aug. 3-4.

The Tigers’ lead in the American League Central slipped to five games over the Chicago White Sox, who beat Minnesota, and 5.5 games ahead of Cleveland, a victor over Oakland.

Max Scherzer (13-8) started for Detroit and struggled from the outset, yielding Gordon’s 19th blast leading off the game. Perez added an RBI double in the second, and Giavotella slammed a bases-loaded double in the third to make it 5-0.

Perez and Escobar homered back-to-back leading off the fourth to end Scherzer’s night.

Luke Hochevar (9-10) allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings to earn the victory. The former No. 1 overall pick struck out seven in ending a four-start winless streak.

Miguel Cabrera had three hits and an RBI for the Tigers.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Detroit
Luke Hochevar Player Max Scherzer
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 3.0
7 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 10
6.43 ERA 21.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Detroit
Alex Gordon Player Miguel Cabrera
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 4
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 18 3 31 .450 20 2 9 3 0 1
Detroit 10 0 13 .278 16 9 4 3 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .541 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Royals have a W/L % of .411 after a win and .418 after a loss.
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