Maldonado, Soler hit home runs, Royals beat Tigers 8-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Martin Maldonado was as shocked as anyone by his tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning.

''No, I thought it was a pop up,'' Maldonado said. ''I've hit balls better than that and they've been caught, so I was happy to be rounding third base.''

Maldonado hit a solo homer off Detroit reliever Blaine Hardy that snapped a 5-all tie. Then, Whit Merrifield doubled, stole third and scored on a wild pitch, and Jorge Soler added an insurance run with his 24th homer in the eighth inning as the Royals beat the Tigers 8-5.

Bubba Starling was hitless in his long-awaited major league debut for Kansas City, and the Royals lost starter Danny Duffy to a bruised pitching hand.

Starling, a three-sport star from nearby Gardner-Edgerton (Kan.) High School who was taken by the Royals in the first round of the 2011 draft, ended his 7 1/2-year pilgrimage through the minors. He was greeted by a standing ovation from the crowd of 25,059. He walked in his first at-bat in the second inning and scored on a throwing error. He struck out and grounded out twice.

''It was really, really special,'' Starling said. ''It kind of gave me goosebumps walking up to the box. I kind of settled in after that first at-bat but I definitely had nerves walking in there.''

Playing center field, Starling tried for a diving catch of a sinking liner off the bat of Victor Reyes in the sixth inning, but it went off his glove for a run-scoring double.

''I thought I had a bead on it. Took a step back and then went in on it. But it hit the tip of my glove,'' Starling said.

Reyes had three hits and scored twice for the Tigers.

Reyes opened the Tigers' third with a liner off Duffy's left hand for a single. Duffy was examined by a trainer and, after a practice toss, stayed in the game. But the left-hander immediately struggled.

Duffy threw a wild pitch and then walked Nicholas Castellanos. Miguel Cabrera followed with a run-scoring single and Brandon Dixon lined an RBI double to right center to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. Duffy was then pulled in favor of right-hander Jorge Lopez.

Duffy sustained a contusion of the left hand, but the Royals reported that X-rays were negative and his status is day to day.

''It got me kind of on the thumb pad,'' Duffy said. ''It just went numb and if that's how your hand feels on the baseball, it's not going to work out too often. I hate coming out of the game but I'm really thankful with the way my guys picked me up.''

The Tigers scored another run when first baseman Cheslor Cuthbert made an error on a sharp grounder by Jeimer Candelario. Lopez got out of the inning with a strikeout and a double play and worked three scoreless innings. In fact, five Royals relievers combined for seven innings and surrendered just three hits and one run.

''The bullpen came in and did a wonderful job,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''The bullpen was fantastic.''

Cuthbert redeemed himself in the bottom half of the inning with a two-run homer off Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull, giving the Royals a 5-4 lead. The 400-foot blast to left followed a walk to Alex Gordon and an RBI double by Soler.

Turnbull, a rookie, was making his first appearance since June 27 due to shoulder fatigue. He made 56 pitches and worked just three innings, giving up five runs.

''It's a growing experience. He's a little confused right now, I'm sure,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''They made him work, they got him early on some breaking balls. He went just three innings, but that's his first comeback after having the dead arm. His arm's fine, he's physically great. He was just out of gas. His legs were a little weak and he just kind of hit a wall.''

Jake Newberry (1-0) picked up the win; Ian Kennedy struck out two and earned the save.

Hardy (1-1) allowed two hits and two earned runs with a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning for the loss.

DFA FOR GORE

To make room for Starling on the roster, the Royals designated fleet outfielder Terrance Gore for assignment. General manager Dayton Moore said he had this message for Gore: ''We'll try to find you a contending team so you can do your thing in October.'' Moore said Gore has ''made his mark by being an elite base stealer in some of the most high-pressure situations the game has to offer.''

In 37 games this season, Gore batted .275 (14-for-51) and stole 13 bases in 18 attempts. The 27-year-old Gore appeared in the 2014-15 postseasons for the Royals and had four steals in five tries.

PEREZ ON SCHEDULE

Catcher Salvador Perez, out for the season with Tommy John surgery, is due to test his right arm with some throwing by the end of the month, according to trainer Nick Kenney. ''We wanted to get him at least to the 20-week mark to allow everything to set in,'' Kenney said. ''He's right on schedule.''

UP NEXT

The Royals send RHP Brad Keller (4-9, 4.47 ERA) against the Tigers on Saturday night. The Tigers' starter is LHP Matthew Boyd (6-6, 3.87), who ranks third in the American League, averaging nearly 12 strikeouts per nine innings.

DFA FOR GORE

To make room for Starling on the roster, the Royals designated fleet outfielder Terrance Gore for assignment. General manager Dayton Moore said he had this message for Gore: ''We'll try to find you a contending team so you can do your thing in October.'' Moore said Gore has ''made his mark by being an elite base stealer in some of the most high-pressure situations the game has to offer.''

In 37 games this season, Gore batted .275 (14-for-51) and stole 13 bases in 18 attempts. The 27-year-old Gore appeared in the 2014-15 postseasons for the Royals and had four steals in five tries.

PEREZ ON SCHEDULE

Catcher Salvador Perez, out for the season with Tommy John surgery, is due to test his right arm with some throwing by the end of the month, according to trainer Nick Kenney. ''We wanted to get him at least to the 20-week mark to allow everything to set in,'' Kenney said. ''He's right on schedule.''

UP NEXT

The Royals send RHP Brad Keller (4-9, 4.47 ERA) against the Tigers on Saturday night. The Tigers' starter is LHP Matthew Boyd (6-6, 3.87), who ranks third in the American League, averaging nearly 12 strikeouts per nine innings.

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  • W: J. Newberry (1-0)L: B. Hardy (1-1)S: I. Kennedy (12)
  • HR: KC - M. Maldonado (6), J. Soler (24), C. Cuthbert (5)
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M. Cabrera DH51110001.302.365.396.7613.0
B. Dixon 1B30110121.243.279.476.7553.0
J. Candelario 3B40110013.215.308.360.6681.5
N. Goodrum 2B40000044.232.311.384.695-2.0
C. Stewart LF41200002.237.317.394.7114.0
J. Hicks C30000111.194.232.320.5520.5
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    A. Mondesi SS40100020.268.297.442.7401.0
    A. Gordon LF11010200.274.354.445.8004.0
    H. Dozier 3B40000013.278.362.524.886-0.5
    J. Soler DH42221011.243.310.509.8189.5
    C. Cuthbert 1B41121000.287.313.450.7637.0
    B. Starling CF31000110.000.250.000.2501.5
    N. Lopez 2B40300000.238.283.316.5994.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - V. Reyes, N. Castellanos (30), B. Dixon (8), C. Stewart (17)
      • RBI - V. Reyes (4), N. Castellanos (34), M. Cabrera (37), B. Dixon (35), J. Candelario (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - V. Reyes (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos 2 (2), J. Candelario, N. Goodrum 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Merrifield (26), J. Soler (19), N. Lopez (10)
      • HR - J. Soler (24), C. Cuthbert (5), M. Maldonado (6)
      • SF - A. Gordon (6)
      • RBI - A. Gordon (56), J. Soler 2 (61), C. Cuthbert 2 (18), M. Maldonado (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Soler (24), C. Cuthbert 2 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield, H. Dozier, J. Soler, M. Maldonado
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Merrifield (14), A. Mondesi (29)
      • CS - A. Mondesi (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Mercer-Goodrum-Dixon)
      • E - N. Goodrum (12)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Lopez-Mondesi-Cuthbert; Mondesi-Cuthbert)
      • E - C. Cuthbert (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Turnbull3.04543113.591.37-1.5
      G. Soto3.01000307.241.689.5
      B. Hardy (L, 1-1)0.22221114.420.95-9.5
      B. Farmer0.10000104.291.490.5
      J. Cisnero1.02110013.601.500.0
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Turnbull3.0
      G. Soto3.0
      B. Hardy (L, 1-1)0.2
      B. Farmer0.1
      J. Cisnero1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Duffy2.06442304.641.42-4.5
      J. Lopez3.01001306.351.528.5
      K. McCarthy (BS, 1)1.02110005.261.710.0
      J. Newberry (W, 1-0)1.00001103.481.319.5
      J. Diekman (H, 14)1.00000105.061.343.5
      I. Kennedy (S, 12)1.00000203.501.2511.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Duffy2.0
      J. Lopez3.0
      K. McCarthy (BS, 1)1.0
      J. Newberry (W, 1-0)1.0
      J. Diekman (H, 14)1.0
      I. Kennedy (S, 12)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Hardy
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Turnbull 56-32, G. Soto 37-26, B. Hardy 24-13, B. Farmer 3-3, J. Cisnero 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Turnbull 2-6, G. Soto 5-0, B. Hardy 1-0, J. Cisnero 1-2
      • Batters Faced - S. Turnbull 16, G. Soto 9, B. Hardy 5, B. Farmer, J. Cisnero 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Duffy (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 56-37, J. Lopez 47-31, K. McCarthy 16-12, J. Newberry 18-9, J. Diekman 9-7, I. Kennedy 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 1-1, J. Lopez 5-1, K. McCarthy 3-0, J. Diekman 1-1, I. Kennedy 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 13, J. Lopez 11, K. McCarthy 5, J. Newberry 4, J. Diekman 3, I. Kennedy 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      N. Castellanos RF41110112.282.342.469.8114.5
      M. Cabrera DH51110001.302.365.396.7613.0
      B. Dixon 1B30110121.243.279.476.7553.0
      J. Candelario 3B40110013.215.308.360.6681.5
      N. Goodrum 2B40000044.232.311.384.695-2.0
      C. Stewart LF41200002.237.317.394.7114.0
      J. Hicks C30000111.194.232.320.5520.5
      J. Mercer SS40000003.183.247.293.5400.0
      S. Turnbull P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      B. Hardy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      J. Cisnero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        W. Merrifield RF32100111.306.356.496.8536.5
        A. Mondesi SS40100020.268.297.442.7401.0
        A. Gordon LF11010200.274.354.445.8004.0
        H. Dozier 3B40000013.278.362.524.886-0.5
        J. Soler DH42221011.243.310.509.8189.5
        C. Cuthbert 1B41121000.287.313.450.7637.0
        B. Starling CF31000110.000.250.000.2501.5
        N. Lopez 2B40300000.238.283.316.5994.0
        M. Maldonado C41111003.226.292.363.6556.0
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        J. Diekman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        I. Kennedy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - V. Reyes, N. Castellanos (30), B. Dixon (8), C. Stewart (17)
          • RBI - V. Reyes (4), N. Castellanos (34), M. Cabrera (37), B. Dixon (35), J. Candelario (17)
          • 2-Out RBI - V. Reyes (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos 2 (2), J. Candelario, N. Goodrum 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Merrifield (26), J. Soler (19), N. Lopez (10)
          • HR - J. Soler (24), C. Cuthbert (5), M. Maldonado (6)
          • SF - A. Gordon (6)
          • RBI - A. Gordon (56), J. Soler 2 (61), C. Cuthbert 2 (18), M. Maldonado (17)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Soler (24), C. Cuthbert 2 (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield, H. Dozier, J. Soler, M. Maldonado
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - W. Merrifield (14), A. Mondesi (29)
          • CS - A. Mondesi (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Mercer-Goodrum-Dixon)
          • E - N. Goodrum (12)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Lopez-Mondesi-Cuthbert; Mondesi-Cuthbert)
          • E - C. Cuthbert (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          S. Turnbull3.04543113.591.37-1.5
          G. Soto3.01000307.241.689.5
          B. Hardy (L, 1-1)0.22221114.420.95-9.5
          B. Farmer0.10000104.291.490.5
          J. Cisnero1.02110013.601.500.0
          Total8.0987463---
          PITCHERSIP
          S. Turnbull3.0
          G. Soto3.0
          B. Hardy (L, 1-1)0.2
          B. Farmer0.1
          J. Cisnero1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Duffy2.06442304.641.42-4.5
          J. Lopez3.01001306.351.528.5
          K. McCarthy (BS, 1)1.02110005.261.710.0
          J. Newberry (W, 1-0)1.00001103.481.319.5
          J. Diekman (H, 14)1.00000105.061.343.5
          I. Kennedy (S, 12)1.00000203.501.2511.0
          Total9.09554100---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Duffy2.0
          J. Lopez3.0
          K. McCarthy (BS, 1)1.0
          J. Newberry (W, 1-0)1.0
          J. Diekman (H, 14)1.0
          I. Kennedy (S, 12)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Hardy
          • Pitches-Strikes - S. Turnbull 56-32, G. Soto 37-26, B. Hardy 24-13, B. Farmer 3-3, J. Cisnero 17-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Turnbull 2-6, G. Soto 5-0, B. Hardy 1-0, J. Cisnero 1-2
          • Batters Faced - S. Turnbull 16, G. Soto 9, B. Hardy 5, B. Farmer, J. Cisnero 5
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. Duffy (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 56-37, J. Lopez 47-31, K. McCarthy 16-12, J. Newberry 18-9, J. Diekman 9-7, I. Kennedy 13-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 1-1, J. Lopez 5-1, K. McCarthy 3-0, J. Diekman 1-1, I. Kennedy 1-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 13, J. Lopez 11, K. McCarthy 5, J. Newberry 4, J. Diekman 3, I. Kennedy 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Soler homered to left58
          • 7TH INNING
            Merrifield scored on wild pitch57
            Maldonado homered to left56
          • 6TH INNING
            Reyes doubled to center, Stewart scored55
          • 3RD INNING
            Cuthbert homered to left, Soler scored45
            Soler doubled to deep right center, Gordon scored43
            Candelario safe at first on 1st baseman Cuthbert fielding error, Cabrera scored, Dixon to third42
            Dixon doubled to deep right center, Castellanos scored, Cabrera to third32
            Cabrera singled to left, Reyes scored, Castellanos to second22
          • 2ND INNING
            Maldonado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Starling scored, Lopez out at second on 2nd baseman Goodrum throwing error12
          • 1ST INNING
            Gordon hit sacrifice fly to left, Merrifield scored11
            Castellanos doubled to deep left, Reyes scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Ian Kennedy relieved Jake Diekman
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Reyes struck out on foul tip
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jake Diekman relieved Jake Newberry
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Stewart flied out to shallow left
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • J. Mercer: Ball, Mercer grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Cisnero relieved Buck Farmer
            • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Soler homered to left
            • C. Cuthbert: Cuthbert lined out to third
            • B. Starling: Strike looking, Starling grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Lopez doubled to left center
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Maldonado popped out to second
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Jake Newberry relieved Kevin McCarthy
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Cabrera flied out to center
            • B. Dixon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dixon walked
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Candelario popped out to first
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blaine Hardy relieved Gregory Soto
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Lopez grounded out to third
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado homered to left
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Merrifield doubled to deep left
            • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Merrifield scored on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Mondesi struck out, reached on wild pitch
            • A. Gordon: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Mondesi caught stealing second, first to pitcher to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked
            • Buck Farmer relieved Blaine Hardy
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Kevin McCarthy relieved Jorge Lopez
            • C. Stewart: Foul, Stewart doubled to deep right
            • J. Hicks: Pickoff attempt, Hicks grounded out to third
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Mercer grounded out to pitcher, Stewart to third
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Reyes doubled to center, Stewart scored
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Soto Pitching:
            • J. Soler: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Soler struck out looking
            • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Cuthbert grounded out to second
            • B. Starling: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Starling grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Lopez Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario singled to shallow left
            • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • G. Soto Pitching:
            • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mercer grounded out to third
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Reyes walked
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Castellanos flied out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Gregory Soto relieved Spencer Turnbull
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lopez singled to shallow left
            • M. Maldonado: Maldonado grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Lopez out at second
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Merrifield struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Reyes reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera singled to left, Reyes scored, Castellanos to second
            • B. Dixon: Dixon doubled to deep right center, Castellanos scored, Cabrera to third
            • Jorge Lopez relieved Danny Duffy
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Candelario safe at first on 1st baseman Cuthbert fielding error, Cabrera scored, Dixon to third
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Stewart grounded into double play shortstop to first, Candelario out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
            • S. Turnbull Pitching:
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mondesi lined out to center
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier lined out to shortstop
            • J. Soler: Soler doubled to deep right center, Gordon scored
            • C. Cuthbert: Cuthbert homered to left, Soler scored
            • B. Starling: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Starling struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Stewart singled to center
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hicks walked, Stewart to second
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mercer grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Hicks out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • S. Turnbull Pitching:
            • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Cuthbert grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Starling: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Starling walked
            • N. Lopez: Lopez reached on an infield single to pitcher, Starling to second
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maldonado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Starling scored, Lopez out at second on 2nd baseman Goodrum throwing error
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Merrifield flied out to deep center
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes singled to center
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castellanos doubled to deep left, Reyes scored
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera lined out to first
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Turnbull Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Merrifield walked
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Mondesi singled to left, Merrifield to third
            • A. Gordon: Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball (pitchout), Mondesi stole second, Foul, Gordon hit sacrifice fly to left, Merrifield scored
            • H. Dozier: Dozier flied out to deep right, Mondesi to third
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Ball, Soler lined out to left
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)