Chris Getz had a memorable at-bat and it turned out to be the game winner.
Getz's two-out infield single in the ninth inning brought home Mike Moustakas for the go-ahead run as the Royals defeated the Tigers 3-2 to end this abbreviated road trip by two rainouts with a 4-3 record.
It was a lengthy battle between Tigers reliever Joaquin Benoit before Getz delivered. Benoit took over from Justin Verlander, who held the Royals to two runs for eight innings.
Getz fouled off six of the first seven Benoit pitches before beating out Jhonny Peralta's throw to first on a hopper into the hole. Moustakas, who had doubled and moved to third on a Brayan Pena grounder, scored on the play.
"Getzy's at-bat, I mean holy moley, a guy gets an at-bat like that and drives me in -- that was the biggest at-bat of the game right there," Moustakas said.
Copyright (C) 2012 The Sports Xchange. All Rights Reserved.