Detroit 2, Kansas City 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 29048

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 70-84 36-42 34-42 L3
Detroit 82-72 48-31 34-41 W2

Recap


Tigers 2, Royals 0: Anibal Sanchez pitched a three-hit shutout as Detroit defeated visiting Kansas City to move into a tie for first place in the American League Central.

Sanchez (4-6) retired the first 11 batters he faced and struck out 10, his most since being acquired from Miami in late July. The victory helped the Tigers draw even with the Chicago White Sox at 82-72. Cleveland posted a 4-3 victory over Chicago earlier in the day.

The Tigers jumped on starter Bruce Chen (11-13) for a pair of runs in the first inning. Austin Jackson and Omar Infante singled to start the rally and scored on RBI singles by Prince Fielder and Delmon Young. Infante, Young and Gerald Laird had two hits apiece.

Sanchez escaped a jam in the sixth. With two on and two out, the right hander struck out cleanup hitter Billy Butler. It was the first shutout of the season for Sanchez and fifth of his career.

Chen loaded the bases in the second but retired the next three batters, including Miguel Cabrera and Fielder on strikeouts. The left-hander allowed 10 hits and two runs over 6 2/3 innings. Louis Coleman struck out Young with the bases loaded and two out in the seventh.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cabrera was 0-for-3 with a walk, ending his 14-game hitting streak. … It was the 33rd start for Chen, the most in his career. He made 32 for Baltimore in 2005. … Detroit plays five of its last eight games against Kansas City, including the next two days.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Detroit
Bruce Chen Player Anibal Sanchez
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 9.0
5 Strikeouts 10
10 Hits 3
2.70 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Detroit
Alex Gordon Player Omar Infante
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 4
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 3 0 3 .100 4 10 0 1 1 0
Detroit 10 0 12 .312 24 7 2 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .506 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Royals have a W/L % of .451 after a win and .458 after a loss.