Kansas City 10, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 26953

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 9 1
Kansas City 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 1 10 16 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 89-65 45-29 44-36 L1
Kansas City 68-87 40-40 28-47 W1

Recap


Eric Hosmer went 5-for-5 and homered to cap a six-run fourth inning as the Kansas City Royals crushed the visiting Detroit Tigers 10-2 on Tuesday for their eighth win in nine games.
 
The Tigers fell into a tie for the second-best record in the American League with the Texas Rangers, who defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Tuesday.

The Royals, leading 1-0, broke the game open against Brad Penny (10-11). Salvador Perez and Alcides Escobar each singled in a run with one out, and after a two-out RBI single by Melky Cabrera, Hosmer finished off the outburst with a three-run homer to left field.
 
Luis Mendoza (1-0) coasted to victory in his first big league appearance of 2011, yielding two runs (one earned) on six hits over seven innings. He struck out three and walked three.
 
Penny was lifted after four innings after allowing seven runs, 10 hits and a pair of walks.

Alex Gordon led off the first with a home run to center field and Perez added a two-run shot off Tigers reliever Duane Below in the fifth.

Kansas City scratched designated hitter Billy Butler because of flu-like symptoms.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Kansas City
Brad Penny Player Luis Mendoza
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 3
10 Hits 6
15.75 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Detroit   Kansas City
Austin Jackson Player Eric Hosmer
2 Hits 5
1 RBI 3
0 HR 1
3 TB 8
.400 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 9 0 11 .265 21 5 2 3 0 1
Kansas City 16 3 26 .432 19 3 10 5 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Royals have a W/L % of .441 after a win and .437 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .584 after a win and .569 after a loss.
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