MLB Game Recap - Detroit at Kansas City
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MIL
3
STL
0
F
BAL
5
TOR
10
F
COL
0
ARI
4
F
PHI
4
TB
6
F
MIA
4
NYY
3
F(10)
SD
4
SF
5
F
BOS
7
ATL
8
F(11)
PIT
3
CLE
4
F
HOU
4
TEX
5
F(10)
DET
2
KC
3
F
CIN
7
MIN
2
F
CHC
10
CHW
0
F
STL
9
MIL
1
F
COL
5
ARI
11
F
LAA
5
LAD
9
F
SEA
1
OAK
3
F(10)
SF
5
SD
6
F
NYM
WSH
PPD

September 25, 2020 8:05 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Detroit (22-34)

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

8

2

Kansas City (25-33)

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

x

3

8

0

W: Keller (5-3)

L: Turnbull (4-4)

S: Hahn (2)

DET - HR: none

KC - HR: none

Keller, Mondesi carry Royals past Tigers 3-2
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:34 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Brad Keller threw six scoreless innings, Adalberto Mondesi had three hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Friday night.

Keller (5-3) gave up four singles and struck out five in six innings. The eighth-round draft pick in 2013 closed out the season allowing one run in 33 innings pitched at home.

"Ending on a high note," Keller said. "I feel like we are just hitting our stride as a team. I didn't really notice I was playing that well at home, but I just try to pitch well wherever I am."

The Royals have won three in a row. The Tigers have lost eight of nine.

"It's been a weird season," Tigers manager Lloyd McClendon said. "A lot of guys, this is their first year and some things just take time. It's a different game than the minors."

Mondesi was a homer away from hitting for the cycle. In his last three games, he had nine hits, six runs scored and four RBI's.

"When he hits the ball down the line, we all stand up to watch him run the bases," Royals manager Mike Matheny said. "He is in such a great place right now and I don't think he wants to quit playing."

Spencer Turnbull (4-4) went five innings for the Tigers, allowing three runs, six hits and striking out five.

"He had a couple of incidents there, but for the most part threw the ball pretty well," McClendon said. "Just waiting on the point where he trusts his stuff because it's so good. When he's down in the zone, he's tough to hit."

The Tigers bullpen of Daniel Norris, Jose Cisnero and Buck Farmer worked three scoreless innings.

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was used in relief for the first time since 2016. He gave up two hits, two runs and went 1/3 inning.

Those runs came in the sixth inning, after an RBI by Christin Stewart, who scored Harold Castro, and a sacrifice fly by Eric Haase that plated Niko Goodrum and cut the deficit to 3-2.

Scott Barlow and Jakob Junis went a combined 1 2/3 scoreless innings, and Jesse Hahn closed the door in the ninth for his second save of the season.

Our defense was really good tonight," Matheny said. "We did a lot of things well."

In the first tinning, Turnbull allowed singles by Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi. He walked two batters, which scored a run.

The next inning, Franchy Cordero hit a double down the left field line, and Mondesi followed with an RBI triple to make it 2-0.

TRAINING ROOM

Tigers: INF Jeimer Candelario (low back strain) was placed on the IL and OF Christian Stewart was recalled.

Royals: RHP Greg Holland (right oblique strain) and OF Jorge Soler (right oblique strain) were placed on the IL, while RHP Ian Kennedy was reinstated from the IL and 1B/OF Ryan McBroom was recalled.

UP NEXT

Detroit will start LHP Matthew Boyd (2-7, 6.96) on Saturday night, and the Royals will counter with RHP Carlos Hernandez (0-0, 3.46). Boyd will look to have a better outing after giving up five runs in five innings against the Indians on Sunday.

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Pitchers of Record

Detroit IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
S. Turnbull (L, 4-4) 5 6 3 2 5 5.40 1.600
Kansas City IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
B. Keller (W, 5-3) 6 4 0 0 5 0.00 0.667
J. Hahn (S, 2) 1 0 0 1 2 0.00 1.000

Batting Leaders

Detroit AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
D. Cameron 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.3
N. Goodrum 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1.3
Kansas City AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
A. Mondesi 3 3 1 0 1 1 6 2 6.5
A. Gordon 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.0

Team Comparison

DET KC
At Bats 32 30
Hits 8 8
Batting Average .250 .267
On Base Percentage .265 .324
Slugging Percentage 0.281 0.400
Doubles 1 2
Triples 0 1
Home Runs 0 0
Total Bases 9 12
Walks 1 3
Strikeouts 7 10
Stolen Bases 1 3
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 5 8
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 0/3 1/11
Double Plays Fielded 3 6
Errors 2 0

2020 Regular Season - KC Leads Series 5-3

Date Result Winner Loser
Mon Jul 27 KC 14 @ DET 6 F. Griffin K. Funkhouser
Tue Jul 28 KC 3 @ DET 4 T. Alexander T. Zuber
Wed Jul 29 KC 4 @ DET 5 B. Garcia I. Kennedy
Thu Jul 30 KC 5 @ DET 3 G. Holland J. Cisnero
Tue Sep 15 KC 0 @ DET 6 M. Boyd J. Junis
Wed Sep 16 KC 4 @ DET 0 B. Singer T. Skubal
Thu Sep 24 DET 7 @ KC 8 J. Hahn T. Alexander
Fri Sep 25 DET 2 @ KC 3 B. Keller S. Turnbull

Game Information

Stadium: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 2:50
Weather: 80F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?