Tigers 6, Royals 5
After splitting a four game set last week, the Tigers kicked off the homestand by surviving the Royals on Friday night. David Price (7 GS, 46.1 IP, 3.30 ERA, 3.29 FIP) got hit around a bit and then left the game in the 7th after stepping on a bat while backing up the plate. The Tigers got most their runs in a big second innings which featured five hits and a walk and gave all four of those back in the 4th inning. The Royals took the lead in the 7th and the Tigers tied it up in the bottom half, making it a bullpen game against a team whose bullpen you don’t want to test. Fortunately, Gose led off the 9th with a double and Kinsler dropped down a bunt that wound up in right field, propelling the W. In addition to the back and forth, the Tigers got two of their four 2nd inning runs thanks to some sloppy plays at the plate from Sal Perez and some fine slides from Castellanos and Romine. The club will look to take the series tomorrow with Anibal Sanchez (6 GS, 37 IP, 5.11 ERA, 3.75 FIP) taking the ball.
The Moment: Gose rips a double to set up the walk off bunt-error chaos.