Detroit 6, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 28776

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 6 13 1
Kansas City 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 90-65 45-29 45-36 W1
Kansas City 68-88 40-41 28-47 L1

Recap


Miguel Cabrera's RBI double keyed a three-run eighth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 victory over the host Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Trailing by one run entering the seventh inning, the Tigers evened the score on an RBI single by Victor Martinez before taking control with three runs in the eighth against Kelvin Herrera (0-1), who was making his major league debut.

Cabrera broke the tie with an RBI double and Don Kelly padded the lead with a two-out, two-run homer.

Doug Fister (10-13) got the win after pitching three strong innings of relief, limiting the Royals to one unearned run in the bottom of the sixth. The Royals brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning against Jose Valverde, but Salvador Perez fouled out with two runners on for the final out.

Both starting pitchers left after five innings with the score tied at 2-2.

Felipe Paulino struck out eight and walked two while yielding six hits for Kansas City, which had won eight of its last nine games. Detroit's Max Scherzer gave up five hits and a walk while striking out five.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Kansas City
Max Scherzer Player Felipe Paulino
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 8
5 Hits 6
3.60 ERA 3.60
Hitting
Detroit   Kansas City
Don Kelly Player Billy Butler
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 3
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 13 1 19 .333 26 9 6 2 1 1
Kansas City 9 0 12 .265 16 8 2 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .437 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Tigers have a W/L % of .584 after a win and .576 after a loss.
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