Tigers score 3 in ninth to defeat Royals 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Not since a week into the season had Detroit found a way to win when trailing after eight innings.

Jim Adduci delivered a two-run double in the ninth and scored the go-ahead run on James McCann's double as the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

It was only the Tigers' second victory in 50 games and the first since April 5 when they won after trailing entering the ninth.

Jeimer Candelario singled and Victor Martinez doubled to start the inning before Adduci came up.

''I was just trying to keep it going,'' Adduci said. ''We just put some put some good at-bats together and being able to get some opportunities and that's the biggest thing. I was looking for a ball over the plate. I was trying to hit something hard and that one snuck in the line, so I'll take it.''

After Adduci's double off Brandon Maurer tied it, Jason Hamel replaced Maurer and gave up a first-pitch RBI double to McCann, his third hit, to put the Tigers ahead.

''To take the beating he did, balls bouncing off his face and off his knuckles and be able to step up there and get a hit was huge,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''That's kind of a catcher's life. Their main job is to get our pitchers through the innings and the good ones find a few hits here and there and he did tonight.''

Maurer (0-4) faced three batters in the ninth and all scored.

''I'm assuming if the velo was good and I was getting hit, it was probably location,'' Maurer said.

Alex Wilson (1-3) picked up the win. Shane Greene gave up a two-out single in the ninth before earning his 20th save in 23 chances.

Heath Fillmyer, who was making his second Royals start, allowed two runs, one unearned, on three singles, while striking out six and walking two in 6 2/3 innings.

He had retired 15 in a row before walking Martinez with two outs in the seventh. After Adduci dumped a single down the third-base line, Kevin McCarthy replaced Fillmyer. McCann and Jose Iglesias delivered run-producing singles.

Francisco Liriano, who threw 50 pitches in the first two innings, yielded three runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings. Liriano is winless in his last 11 starts since an April 28 victory.

''He was misfiring,'' Gardenhire said. ''It wasn't one of his better performances.''

Left-handed hitters entered the game hitting .088 against Liriano, so Royals manager Ned Yost stacked his lineup with eight right-handed hitters.

Lucas Duda, the lone lefty, laced a two-out, two-run single in the first and singled home Jorge Bonifacio in the fifth to chase Liriano.

Mike Moustakas' pinch double in the seventh scored Salvador Perez from first base, giving the Royals a 4-2 lead.

PEREZ PLAYS FIRST

All-Star C Perez made his second start of the season and his fifth career appearance at first base. He also made an unwitting web gem. Perez fumbled Adduci's grounder to lead off the fifth before making a back-handed flip to Fillmyer covering the bag. Perez smiled and tipped his cap to the crowd after the play.

NEW ARRIVAL

Yost said OF Brian Goodwin, who the Royals acquired in a trade with the Nationals, would ''mostly'' be used in center. Goodwin had an infield pinch single in the seventh and singled again the ninth in his Royals debut. The Royals optioned IF Ramon Torres to Triple-A Omaha to make room.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: RHP Blaine Boyer (back strain) reports Tuesday to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to begin a minor league rehab assignment. . LHP Eric Skoglund (elbow strain) allowed one earned run and three hits over four innings in a rehab start Monday for Northwest Arkansas. He struck out two, walked none and threw 42 pitches.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann, who is 4-0 with a 1.36 ERA in six career starts at Kansas City, is the probable for the second game of the series.

Royals: Rule 5 pick RHP Burch Smith will make his third start and his first at home

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KC30-69
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  • W: A. Wilson (1-3)L: B. Maurer (0-4)S: S. Greene (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF30000210.252.326.420.7461.5
R. Rodriguez 2B50000012.175.221.175.395-0.5
N. Castellanos RF40000010.301.354.508.861-0.5
J. Candelario 3B41100010.231.324.433.7571.5
V. Martinez DH31200100.232.284.306.5905.0
J. Jones PR-DH01000000.207.264.362.6251.0
J. Adduci 1B42220001.233.281.367.6487.0
J. McCann C40320010.233.280.338.6195.5
J. Iglesias SS40110003.269.309.383.6922.0
V. Reyes LF40100012.225.233.284.5170.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B31000113.299.370.420.7903.5
    R. Herrera RF51300002.255.287.343.6305.0
    S. Perez 1B51100026.220.258.397.6541.0
    J. Bonifacio LF31100103.250.351.422.7734.0
    A. Gordon LF10000002.239.316.342.6580.0
    H. Dozier 3B20000102.203.264.324.5881.0
    a- M. Moustakas PH-3B20110000.247.309.460.7703.0
    L. Duda DH50230022.250.316.410.7274.0
    P. Orlando CF30000014.167.194.200.394-0.5
    b- B. Goodwin PH-CF20200000.224.338.373.7112.0
    A. Escobar SS50000023.201.252.275.527-1.0
    D. Butera C30300000.190.264.284.5485.0
    • a-doubled for Dozier in the 7th
    • b-singled for Orlando in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - V. Martinez (11), J. Adduci, J. McCann (11)
    • RBI - J. Adduci 2 (5), J. McCann 2 (30), J. Iglesias (39)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. McCann (6), J. Iglesias (21)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Herrera (5), J. Bonifacio (6), M. Moustakas (19), D. Butera (5)
    • SH - W. Merrifield (2)
    • RBI - M. Moustakas (59), L. Duda 3 (33)
    • 2-Out RBI - L. Duda 3 (18)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Merrifield (18)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Escobar-Merrifield-Perez; Escobar-Merrifield-Perez)
    • PB - D. Butera (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Liriano4.26333604.731.433.0
    V. Alcantara1.11000100.001.062.5
    L. Coleman0.11110003.771.43-2.0
    D. Stumpf0.11000106.431.95-0.5
    A. Wilson (W, 1-3)1.13000003.401.037.0
    S. Greene (S, 20)1.01000003.861.249.0
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Liriano4.2
    V. Alcantara1.1
    L. Coleman0.1
    D. Stumpf0.1
    A. Wilson (W, 1-3)1.1
    S. Greene (S, 20)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    H. Fillmyer6.23212602.821.2518.0
    K. McCarthy (H, 7)1.12000003.571.241.0
    B. Maurer (L, 0-4) (BS, 4)0.033300014.253.00-11.0
    J. Hammel1.02001006.121.630.0
    PITCHERSIP
    H. Fillmyer6.2
    K. McCarthy (H, 7)1.1
    B. Maurer (L, 0-4) (BS, 4)0.0
    J. Hammel1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - F. Liriano (6), V. Alcantara
    • HBP - F. Liriano (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 95-55, V. Alcantara 19-13, L. Coleman 6-4, D. Stumpf 8-6, A. Wilson 19-14, S. Greene 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 4-4, V. Alcantara 3-0, A. Wilson 2-2, S. Greene 2-1
    • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 24, V. Alcantara 5, L. Coleman 2, D. Stumpf 2, A. Wilson 7, S. Greene 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Hammel (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - H. Fillmyer 88-59, K. McCarthy 17-12, B. Maurer 11-7, J. Hammel 10-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Fillmyer 11-2, K. McCarthy 4-0, J. Hammel 2-0
    • Batters Faced - H. Fillmyer 24, K. McCarthy 6, B. Maurer 3, J. Hammel 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    L. Martin CF30000210.252.326.420.7461.5
    R. Rodriguez 2B50000012.175.221.175.395-0.5
    N. Castellanos RF40000010.301.354.508.861-0.5
    J. Candelario 3B41100010.231.324.433.7571.5
    V. Martinez DH31200100.232.284.306.5905.0
    J. Jones PR-DH01000000.207.264.362.6251.0
    J. Adduci 1B42220001.233.281.367.6487.0
    J. McCann C40320010.233.280.338.6195.5
    J. Iglesias SS40110003.269.309.383.6922.0
    V. Reyes LF40100012.225.233.284.5170.5
    Total3551050368-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      W. Merrifield 2B31000113.299.370.420.7903.5
      R. Herrera RF51300002.255.287.343.6305.0
      S. Perez 1B51100026.220.258.397.6541.0
      J. Bonifacio LF31100103.250.351.422.7734.0
      A. Gordon LF10000002.239.316.342.6580.0
      H. Dozier 3B20000102.203.264.324.5881.0
      a- M. Moustakas PH-3B20110000.247.309.460.7703.0
      L. Duda DH50230022.250.316.410.7274.0
      P. Orlando CF30000014.167.194.200.394-0.5
      b- B. Goodwin PH-CF20200000.224.338.373.7112.0
      A. Escobar SS50000023.201.252.275.527-1.0
      D. Butera C30300000.190.264.284.5485.0
      Total39413403827-----
      • a-doubled for Dozier in the 7th
      • b-singled for Orlando in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - V. Martinez (11), J. Adduci, J. McCann (11)
      • RBI - J. Adduci 2 (5), J. McCann 2 (30), J. Iglesias (39)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. McCann (6), J. Iglesias (21)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Herrera (5), J. Bonifacio (6), M. Moustakas (19), D. Butera (5)
      • SH - W. Merrifield (2)
      • RBI - M. Moustakas (59), L. Duda 3 (33)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Duda 3 (18)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Merrifield (18)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Escobar-Merrifield-Perez; Escobar-Merrifield-Perez)
      • PB - D. Butera (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Liriano4.26333604.731.433.0
      V. Alcantara1.11000100.001.062.5
      L. Coleman0.11110003.771.43-2.0
      D. Stumpf0.11000106.431.95-0.5
      A. Wilson (W, 1-3)1.13000003.401.037.0
      S. Greene (S, 20)1.01000003.861.249.0
      Total9.01344380---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Liriano4.2
      V. Alcantara1.1
      L. Coleman0.1
      D. Stumpf0.1
      A. Wilson (W, 1-3)1.1
      S. Greene (S, 20)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Fillmyer6.23212602.821.2518.0
      K. McCarthy (H, 7)1.12000003.571.241.0
      B. Maurer (L, 0-4) (BS, 4)0.033300014.253.00-11.0
      J. Hammel1.02001006.121.630.0
      Total9.01054360---
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Fillmyer6.2
      K. McCarthy (H, 7)1.1
      B. Maurer (L, 0-4) (BS, 4)0.0
      J. Hammel1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Liriano (6), V. Alcantara
      • HBP - F. Liriano (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Liriano 95-55, V. Alcantara 19-13, L. Coleman 6-4, D. Stumpf 8-6, A. Wilson 19-14, S. Greene 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Liriano 4-4, V. Alcantara 3-0, A. Wilson 2-2, S. Greene 2-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Liriano 24, V. Alcantara 5, L. Coleman 2, D. Stumpf 2, A. Wilson 7, S. Greene 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Hammel (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Fillmyer 88-59, K. McCarthy 17-12, B. Maurer 11-7, J. Hammel 10-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Fillmyer 11-2, K. McCarthy 4-0, J. Hammel 2-0
      • Batters Faced - H. Fillmyer 24, K. McCarthy 6, B. Maurer 3, J. Hammel 5
      • 9TH INNING
        McCann doubled to deep left, Adduci scored54
        Adduci doubled to deep left, Candelario and Jones scored44
      • 7TH INNING
        Moustakas doubled to deep center, Perez scored24
        Iglesias reached on an infield single to third, Adduci scored, McCann to third23
        McCann singled to right, Martinez scored, Adduci to second13
      • 5TH INNING
        Duda singled to center, Bonifacio scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Duda singled to center, Merrifield and Herrera scored, Dozier to second02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brandon Maurer relieved Kevin McCarthy
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Foul, Foul, Candelario singled to center
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez doubled to deep right, Candelario to third
        • JaCoby Jones ran for Victor Martinez
        • J. Adduci: Ball, Ball, Foul, Adduci doubled to deep left, Candelario and Jones scored
        • Jason Hammel relieved Brandon Maurer
        • J. McCann: McCann doubled to deep left, Adduci scored
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to third
        • V. Reyes: Strike (foul tip), Reyes singled to center, McCann to third, Reyes to second
        • L. Martin: Martin intentionally walked
        • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rodriguez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martin out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Shane Greene relieved Alex Wilson
        • M. Moustakas: Moustakas grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Duda: Foul, Duda grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Goodwin singled to left
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Escobar fouled out to right
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Alex Gordon in left field
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Martin grounded out to second
        • R. Rodriguez: Foul, Foul, Rodriguez grounded out to pitcher
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castellanos grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wilson Pitching:
        • D. Butera: Strike looking, Butera reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield hit sacrifice bunt to third, Butera to second
        • R. Herrera: Herrera doubled to left, Butera to third
        • S. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Perez popped out to pitcher
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Candelario grounded out to second
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked
        • J. Adduci: Adduci singled to left, Martinez to second
        • Kevin McCarthy relieved Heath Fillmyer
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann singled to right, Martinez scored, Adduci to second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Adduci to third, McCann to second on passed ball, Iglesias reached on an infield single to third, Adduci scored, McCann to third
        • V. Reyes: Reyes grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Louis Coleman relieved Victor Alcantara
        • S. Perez: Foul, Perez singled to center
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bonifacio popped out to shortstop
        • Mike Moustakas hit for Hunter Dozier
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Louis Coleman
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moustakas doubled to deep center, Perez scored
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • Alex Wilson relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • Brian Goodwin hit for Paulo Orlando
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodwin reached on an infield single to shortstop, Moustakas to third
        • A. Escobar: Escobar lined out to second
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike looking, Rodriguez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • V. Alcantara Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • D. Butera: Strike looking, Butera doubled to deep right center
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Butera to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Merrifield grounded out to third
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Adduci grounded out to first
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Foul, Perez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Bonifacio doubled to shallow right
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Duda singled to center, Bonifacio scored
        • Victor Alcantara relieved Francisco Liriano
        • P. Orlando: Foul, Orlando grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • J. Candelario: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Candelario struck out looking
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • D. Butera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Butera hit by pitch
        • W. Merrifield: Foul, Ball, Merrifield lined out to left
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Herrera grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Butera out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Reyes lined out to pitcher
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Martin grounded out to first
        • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bonifacio walked
        • H. Dozier: Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier flied out to center
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
        • P. Orlando: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Orlando struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Candelario grounded out to second
        • V. Martinez: Martinez singled to right center
        • J. Adduci: Strike swinging, Adduci reached on fielder's choice to third, Martinez out at second
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann reached on an infield single to third, Adduci to second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Foul, Iglesias lined out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to third
        • D. Butera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Butera singled to center
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
        • R. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Foul, Herrera singled to left, Butera to second
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Butera to third, Herrera to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
        • R. Rodriguez: Strike (foul tip), Rodriguez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martin out at second
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Castellanos grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Liriano Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Merrifield walked
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Merrifield stole second, Ball, Herrera reached on an infield single to second, Merrifield to third
        • S. Perez: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • J. Bonifacio: Bonifacio popped out to shortstop
        • H. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked, Herrera to second
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Duda singled to center, Merrifield and Herrera scored, Dozier to second
        • P. Orlando: Strike swinging, Orlando lined out to third
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)