Mercer's game-ending homer gives Tigers 10-8 win

DETROIT (AP) It took 864 major league games for Jordy Mercer to hit his first game-ending homer.

As he rounded the bases Thursday, one thought went through his mind.

''All I was really thinking was how cold the Gatorade bath was going to be,'' he said. ''I couldn't wait to get to the plate, but they really got me.''

The 32-year-old Tigers shortstop didn't mind, since his two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave Detroit a 10-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

''That's an awesome feeling, especially since I had never hit one,'' he said. ''I have a lot of game-ending hits, but you always dream about hitting a walk-off homer. This isn't the year we hoped for, but there are still good moments.''

The teams combined for eight homers on a rare night where the ball was flying at Comerica Park.

''We don't get a lot of games like that here,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''It seemed like everything was going out.''

Travis Demeritte led off the ninth with his third walk of the game and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jake Rogers.

Mercer then hit a 2-1 fastball from Richard Lovelady (0-2) into the right-field stands for his sixth homer of the season.

''I wanted a fastball down and away and it stayed up,'' Lovelady said. ''Every time I tried to throw a fastball away, I couldn't get it below the belt.''

The homer was Detroit's fourth on a night in which both starters struggled.

Joe Jimenez (3-6) got the win with a scoreless ninth inning.

Tigers starter Matt Boyd gave up five runs on six hits, including three homers, and three walks in a season-worst 2 2/3 innings. Boyd entered the game fourth in the American League with 187 strikeouts, but only had one against the Royals.

''I knew right away I was out of sync, and that's going to happen once in a while,'' he said. ''Usually, I can make an adjustment and get things back under control, but nothing worked tonight.''

Hector Lopez, making his first start since May 25, only got four outs. He allowed five runs on two hits, three walks and a hit batter.

Against a Tigers team with the American League's worst on-base percentage, Kansas City pitchers walked nine batters.

''Walks early, walks in the middle and walks late,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''That's not good for business. We'd been better lately at containing them, but we just couldn't do it tonight.''

The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the first. Whit Merrifield led off the game with a double and scored on Hunter Dozier's one-out homer to right.

Detroit, though, scored five runs on two hits in the second.

After a single and an error, Harold Castro's three-run homer gave the Tigers the lead.

Lopez walked the next two hitters and, after a groundout, hit JaCoby Jones to load the bases. He then walked Niko Goodrum on four pitches to force in Detroit's fourth run of the inning before being replaced by Kevin McCarthy.

McCarthy walked Miguel Cabrera to make it 5-2 before getting out of the inning.

Dozier led off the third with his second homer of the game, and after Jorge Soler walked, Cheslor Cuthbert hit his eighth homer over the Royals bullpen in left-center field.

Boyd retired the next two batters but walked Nick Dini, bringing Matt Hall in from the bullpen.

Kyle Zimmer replaced McCarthy to start the third and walked the first three batters he faced. Mercer struck out, but Victor Reyes bounced into a run-scoring force at second to give the Tigers a 6-5 lead.

Cabrera led off the fourth with his 473rd career homer to make it 7-5, but Gordon hit a three-run homer over the scoreboard in right-center to put the Royals ahead 8-7 in the sixth.

Demeritte hit his first major league homer to tie it in the seventh.

JACKSON COMES BACK TO DETROIT

After the game, the Tigers optioned LHP Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo and selected the contract of much-traveled RHP Edwin Jackson. Jackson, who has played for 14 major league teams, spent the 2009 season in Detroit and made his only All-Star team.

GORDON'S HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Gordon's sixth-inning homer was his 15th at Comerica Park, the most by any active visiting player. He is tied with Joe Crede for fifth since the stadium opened in 2000. David Ortiz is the leader with 23 in 55 games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Jones left the game after being hit on the left wrist in the second inning. X-rays were negative.

''We really got lucky, because our trainer was afraid on the field that it might be a fracture,'' Gardenhire said. ''Instead it is just a deep bruise.''

MEMORABLE DEBUT

Dini, making his major league debut, singled to left in the sixth inning. The catcher is the 10th Royal to play his first game in the majors in 2019.

STREAK FINALLY ENDS

Hall pitched a perfect fourth inning, ending a streak of 43 straight innings where Tigers pitchers had allowed at least one baserunner.

UP NEXT

The teams play the second of four games on Friday evening, with Kansas City's Brad Keller (7-11, 3.95) facing Jackson (1-5, 11.12).

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  • W: J. Jimenez (3-6)L: R. Lovelady (0-2)
  • HR: KC - A. Gordon (12), C. Cuthbert (8), H. Dozier 2 (20), DET - M. Cabrera (8), J. Mercer (6), T. Demeritte (1), H. Castro (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B51200032.303.357.479.8362.5
A. Gordon LF51131012.270.343.427.7697.5
H. Dozier 3B52232020.284.368.542.90912.0
J. Soler DH21000210.252.337.525.8612.5
C. Cuthbert 1B41221000.293.332.449.7818.0
B. Starling RF40000012.225.253.325.578-0.5
N. Lopez SS41100002.225.265.293.5583.0
N. Dini C31100110.333.500.333.8332.5
B. Hamilton CF40000023.210.275.266.541-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Jones CF10000010.235.310.430.7400.5
    V. Reyes PR-CF30210002.247.304.341.6465.0
    N. Goodrum 2B40010125.249.326.410.7371.0
    M. Cabrera DH41121100.285.345.393.7388.0
    B. Dixon 1B41100123.263.309.485.7942.0
    D. Lugo 3B51100005.212.231.303.5342.0
    H. Castro LF42131102.281.301.387.68810.0
    T. Demeritte RF23111311.222.371.481.85310.5
    J. Rogers C21000220.192.344.423.7672.0
    J. Mercer SS51121015.245.292.417.7096.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Merrifield (32), N. Lopez (14)
      • HR - A. Gordon (12), H. Dozier 2 (20), C. Cuthbert (8)
      • RBI - A. Gordon 3 (63), H. Dozier 3 (63), C. Cuthbert 2 (31)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Gordon 3 (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Gordon, N. Lopez 2 (2), B. Hamilton
      BATTING
      • 3B - V. Reyes (2)
      • HR - M. Cabrera (8), H. Castro (3), T. Demeritte, J. Mercer (6)
      • SH - J. Rogers
      • RBI - V. Reyes (5), N. Goodrum (42), M. Cabrera 2 (45), H. Castro 3 (24), T. Demeritte (4), J. Mercer 2 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum 5 (5), D. Lugo 3 (3), H. Castro, T. Demeritte
      FIELDING
      • E - W. Merrifield 2 (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lopez1.12543216.511.55-5.0
      K. McCarthy0.20001104.421.58-0.5
      K. Zimmer1.12223218.592.59-3.0
      J. Newberry1.21000203.281.303.0
      J. Staumont (BS, 1)2.02110213.682.054.0
      S. Barlow1.00001005.481.522.0
      R. Lovelady (L, 0-2)0.11221016.271.50-9.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lopez1.1
      K. McCarthy0.2
      K. Zimmer1.1
      J. Newberry1.2
      J. Staumont (BS, 1)2.0
      S. Barlow1.0
      R. Lovelady (L, 0-2)0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd2.26553134.161.17-7.5
      M. Hall2.22220404.910.554.0
      J. Cisnero (BS, 2)1.21110214.191.402.0
      B. Farmer1.00000203.781.364.0
      J. Jimenez (W, 3-6)1.00000204.911.2711.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd2.2
      M. Hall2.2
      J. Cisnero (BS, 2)1.2
      B. Farmer1.0
      J. Jimenez (W, 3-6)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Lopez (5)
      • HBP - J. Lopez (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lopez 44-21, K. McCarthy 16-9, K. Zimmer 44-21, J. Newberry 23-15, J. Staumont 33-24, S. Barlow 20-11, R. Lovelady 12-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lopez 3-0, K. McCarthy 1-0, K. Zimmer 1-1, J. Newberry 1-2, J. Staumont 2-3, R. Lovelady 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Lopez 11, K. McCarthy 3, K. Zimmer 9, J. Newberry 6, J. Staumont 9, S. Barlow 4, R. Lovelady 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 61-37, M. Hall 47-30, J. Cisnero 26-15, B. Farmer 16-10, J. Jimenez 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-4, J. Jimenez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 17, M. Hall 10, J. Cisnero 6, B. Farmer 3, J. Jimenez 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      W. Merrifield 2B51200032.303.357.479.8362.5
      A. Gordon LF51131012.270.343.427.7697.5
      H. Dozier 3B52232020.284.368.542.90912.0
      J. Soler DH21000210.252.337.525.8612.5
      C. Cuthbert 1B41221000.293.332.449.7818.0
      B. Starling RF40000012.225.253.325.578-0.5
      N. Lopez SS41100002.225.265.293.5583.0
      N. Dini C31100110.333.500.333.8332.5
      B. Hamilton CF40000023.210.275.266.541-1.0
      Total36898431111-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Jones CF10000010.235.310.430.7400.5
        V. Reyes PR-CF30210002.247.304.341.6465.0
        N. Goodrum 2B40010125.249.326.410.7371.0
        M. Cabrera DH41121100.285.345.393.7388.0
        B. Dixon 1B41100123.263.309.485.7942.0
        D. Lugo 3B51100005.212.231.303.5342.0
        H. Castro LF42131102.281.301.387.68810.0
        T. Demeritte RF23111311.222.371.481.85310.5
        J. Rogers C21000220.192.344.423.7672.0
        J. Mercer SS51121015.245.292.417.7096.5
        Total341081049923-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Merrifield (32), N. Lopez (14)
          • HR - A. Gordon (12), H. Dozier 2 (20), C. Cuthbert (8)
          • RBI - A. Gordon 3 (63), H. Dozier 3 (63), C. Cuthbert 2 (31)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Gordon 3 (22)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Gordon, N. Lopez 2 (2), B. Hamilton
          BATTING
          • 3B - V. Reyes (2)
          • HR - M. Cabrera (8), H. Castro (3), T. Demeritte, J. Mercer (6)
          • SH - J. Rogers
          • RBI - V. Reyes (5), N. Goodrum (42), M. Cabrera 2 (45), H. Castro 3 (24), T. Demeritte (4), J. Mercer 2 (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum 5 (5), D. Lugo 3 (3), H. Castro, T. Demeritte
          FIELDING
          • E - W. Merrifield 2 (9)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Lopez1.12543216.511.55-5.0
          K. McCarthy0.20001104.421.58-0.5
          K. Zimmer1.12223218.592.59-3.0
          J. Newberry1.21000203.281.303.0
          J. Staumont (BS, 1)2.02110213.682.054.0
          S. Barlow1.00001005.481.522.0
          R. Lovelady (L, 0-2)0.11221016.271.50-9.0
          Total8.18109994---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Lopez1.1
          K. McCarthy0.2
          K. Zimmer1.1
          J. Newberry1.2
          J. Staumont (BS, 1)2.0
          S. Barlow1.0
          R. Lovelady (L, 0-2)0.1
          Total8.1
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd2.26553134.161.17-7.5
          M. Hall2.22220404.910.554.0
          J. Cisnero (BS, 2)1.21110214.191.402.0
          B. Farmer1.00000203.781.364.0
          J. Jimenez (W, 3-6)1.00000204.911.2711.0
          Total9.09883114---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd2.2
          M. Hall2.2
          J. Cisnero (BS, 2)1.2
          B. Farmer1.0
          J. Jimenez (W, 3-6)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Lopez (5)
          • HBP - J. Lopez (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lopez 44-21, K. McCarthy 16-9, K. Zimmer 44-21, J. Newberry 23-15, J. Staumont 33-24, S. Barlow 20-11, R. Lovelady 12-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lopez 3-0, K. McCarthy 1-0, K. Zimmer 1-1, J. Newberry 1-2, J. Staumont 2-3, R. Lovelady 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Lopez 11, K. McCarthy 3, K. Zimmer 9, J. Newberry 6, J. Staumont 9, S. Barlow 4, R. Lovelady 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 61-37, M. Hall 47-30, J. Cisnero 26-15, B. Farmer 16-10, J. Jimenez 14-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-4, J. Jimenez 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 17, M. Hall 10, J. Cisnero 6, B. Farmer 3, J. Jimenez 3
          • 9TH INNING
            Mercer homered to right center, Demeritte scored810
          • 7TH INNING
            Demeritte homered to right88
          • 6TH INNING
            Gordon homered to center, Lopez and Dini scored87
          • 4TH INNING
            Cabrera homered to left center57
          • 3RD INNING
            Reyes reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castro scored, Demeritte to third, Rogers out at second56
            Cuthbert homered to center, Soler scored55
            Dozier homered to left center35
          • 2ND INNING
            Cabrera walked, Rogers scored, Reyes to third, Goodrum to second25
            Goodrum walked, Demeritte scored, Rogers to third, Reyes to second24
            Castro homered to right center, Dixon and Lugo scored23
          • 1ST INNING
            Dozier homered to right, Merrifield scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Buck Farmer
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
            • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Richard Lovelady relieved Scott Barlow
            • T. Demeritte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Demeritte walked
            • Ja. Rogers: Rogers hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Demeritte to second
            • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mercer homered to right center, Demeritte scored
            • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Buck Farmer relieved Jose Cisnero
            • N. Lopez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lopez flied out to deep center
            • N. Dini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dini struck out swinging
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Scott Barlow relieved Josh Staumont
            • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera flied out to center
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dixon walked
            • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Lugo lined out to shortstop
            • H. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Castro flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Cisnero Pitching:
            • J. Soler: Ball, Foul, Soler flied out to deep right
            • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Strike looking, Cuthbert fouled out to first
            • B. Starling: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Starling struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Staumont Pitching:
            • H. Castro: Strike looking, Castro lined out to center
            • T. Demeritte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Demeritte homered to right
            • Ja. Rogers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rogers struck out swinging
            • J. Mercer: Mercer safe at first on 2nd baseman Merrifield fielding error
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes singled to right, Mercer to second
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Hall Pitching:
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lopez doubled to left center
            • N. Dini: Ball, Ball, Dini singled to left, Lopez to third
            • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • Jose Cisnero relieved Matt Hall
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Gordon homered to center, Lopez and Dini scored
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dozier lined out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Josh Staumont relieved Jake Newberry
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dixon lined out to center
            • D. Lugo: Ball, Lugo lined out to center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Hall Pitching:
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cuthbert popped out to third
            • B. Starling: Strike looking, Ball, Starling popped out to first
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Newberry Pitching:
            • Ja. Rogers: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rogers struck out swinging
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Mercer flied out to deep right
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reyes tripled to deep right center
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Hall Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon flied out to deep center
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • K. Zimmer Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera homered to left center
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • D. Lugo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Lugo singled to right
            • Jake Newberry relieved Kyle Zimmer
            • H. Castro: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Castro lined out to right
            • T. Demeritte: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Demeritte struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Dozier homered to left center
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Soler walked
            • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Foul, Foul, Cuthbert homered to center, Soler scored
            • B. Starling: Starling lined out to left
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lopez grounded out to second
            • N. Dini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dini walked
            • Matt Hall relieved Matthew Boyd
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hamilton popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Kyle Zimmer relieved Kevin McCarthy
            • H. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
            • T. Demeritte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Demeritte walked, Castro to second
            • Ja. Rogers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rogers walked, Castro to third, Demeritte to second
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
            • V. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Castro scored, Demeritte to third, Rogers out at second
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum lined out to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • N. Dini: Dini flied out to center
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Hamilton flied out to right
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield singled to center
            • A. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gordon flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Lopez Pitching:
            • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Dixon singled to left center
            • D. Lugo: Ball, Dixon to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lugo safe at first on 2nd baseman Merrifield throwing error, Dixon to third
            • H. Castro: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Castro homered to right center, Dixon and Lugo scored
            • T. Demeritte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Demeritte walked
            • Ja. Rogers: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rogers walked, Demeritte to second
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer grounded out to third, Demeritte to third, Rogers to second
            • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones hit by pitch
            • Victor Reyes ran for JaCoby Jones
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked, Demeritte scored, Rogers to third, Reyes to second
            • Kevin McCarthy relieved Jorge Lopez
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Rogers scored, Reyes to third, Goodrum to second
            • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dixon struck out swinging
            • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lugo reached on fielder's choice to third, Cabrera out at second
            • End of the 2nd (5 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Merrifield doubled to left
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • H. Dozier: Dozier homered to right, Merrifield scored
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Soler walked
            • C. Cuthbert: Strike swinging, Cuthbert singled to right, Soler to second
            • B. Starling: Starling reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Soler out at third, Cuthbert to second
            • N. Lopez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lopez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)