Burch Smith gets 1st win since 2013 as Royals top Tigers 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Burch Smith picked up his first win in nearly five years, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Smith (1-1) gave up just one hit - a single by Niko Goodrum to leadoff the fourth - and walked two while striking out six in 6 1/3 innings. He got his second career win, and first since Sept. 15, 2013, for San Diego against Atlanta.

Injuries limited the right-hander's career to just 5 1/3 innings the next three seasons. The Royals obtained Smith in the Rule 5 draft last December. He was making his third start of the year after beginning the season with 24 relief appearances.

Smith retired nine straight after Goodrum's single before walks to Nicholas Castellanos and Jeimer Candelario with one out in the seventh ended his night.

Tim Hill came on and gave up a three-run homer to Victor Martinez, the only batter he faced, in a 10-pitch at-bat as Detroit pulled to 5-3. Kevin McCarthy retired all five batters he faced, and Wily Peralta gave up at triple to Castellanos and a run-scoring grounder to Candelario in the ninth before finishing up for his fifth save.

Whit Merrifield doubled to open the first and scored on Moustakas' 20th homer, into the Royals' bullpen, in the first off Jordan Zimmermann (4-2).

Perez, who finished with three hits, had an RBI single in the third, a solo homer in the fifth, and a double in the eighth.

Jorge Bonifacio doubled and scored on Jose Iglesias' fielding error on Brian Goodwin's grounder in the sixth to make it 5-0.

Zimmermann, who had not worked in 13 days and had two cortisone shots for back pain, gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings. He lost to the Royals for the first time after coming in 4-0 with a 1.48 ERA in seven career appearances against Kansas City.

BRETT WELCOMES TRUMP

Royals Hall of Fame 3B George Brett welcomed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to Kansas City, meeting him at the airport. Trump was in town to speak to the VFW national convention and for a fundraiser for Republican senatorial candidate Josh Hawley.

The day also marked the 35th anniversary of Brett's Pine Tar Game at Yankee Stadium.

MOUSTAKAS JOIN POWER ELITE

Moustakas joins six other Royals with four seasons of 20 or more home runs. The others are Brett, Carlos Beltran, Steve Balboni, Bo Jackson, Mike Sweeney and John Mayberry.

ROSTER MOVES

Royals: INF Adalberto Mondesi was reinstated from the family medical emergency leave list. To make roster space, the Royals optioned OF Paulo Orlando, who hit .167 in 25 games, to Triple-A Omaha.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: RHP Johnny Barbato (rotator cuff tendinitis) allowed three runs on one hit and two walks, while retiring only two in a rehab start with Class-A Lakeland. ... Highly-touted prospect RHP Kyle Funkhouser, 24, fractured his right foot fifth metatarsal while walking home after a game. Funkhouser, a 2016 fourth round pick out of Louisville, was recently promoted to Triple-A Toledo.

Royals: RHP Blaine Boyer (lower back strain) made 13 pitches and retired two batters in a minor league rehab start Tuesday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He walked one and struck out one. RHP Jesse Hahn (elbow strain) threw one scoreless inning in the second game of the doubleheader against Arkansas. He allowed one hit, throwing six strikes in 10 pitches.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd is 0-2 with a 3.46 ERA in two starts against KC this season.

Royals: LHP Danny Duffy is 5-2 with a 2.58 ERA in his past 11 starts.

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DET43-60
000000301431
KC31-69
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  • W: B. Smith (1-1)L: J. Zimmermann (4-2)S: W. Peralta (5)
  • HR: DET - V. Martinez (5), KC - M. Moustakas (20), S. Perez (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF40000020.248.322.414.736-1.0
N. Goodrum 2B40100010.243.312.437.749-0.5
N. Castellanos RF32100111.301.355.511.8675.5
J. Candelario 3B31010100.228.324.429.7533.0
V. Martinez DH41131000.232.284.315.5998.0
J. Adduci 1B20000001.219.265.344.6080.0
a- J. Hicks PH-1B10000000.267.319.424.7420.0
J. McCann C30000011.230.278.335.612-0.5
J. Iglesias SS30000000.267.306.380.6860.0
J. Jones LF30000030.205.261.358.620-1.5
  • a-grounded out for Adduci in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B41100002.299.369.421.7903.0
R. Herrera RF41100011.255.286.340.6251.5
M. Moustakas 3B41121000.247.309.466.7757.0
S. Perez C41321000.227.264.414.67810.0
L. Duda 1B30000122.247.315.405.7200.0
J. Bonifacio DH41100022.250.346.426.7732.0
A. Gordon LF40000022.236.313.337.649-1.0
B. Goodwin CF30110000.229.337.371.7091.0
A. Escobar SS30100010.202.253.276.5282.5
    BATTING
    • 3B - N. Castellanos (4)
    • HR - V. Martinez (5)
    • RBI - J. Candelario (38), V. Martinez 3 (32)
    BATTING
    • 2B - W. Merrifield (31), S. Perez (13), J. Bonifacio (7)
    • HR - M. Moustakas (20), S. Perez (15)
    • RBI - M. Moustakas 2 (61), S. Perez 2 (47), B. Goodwin (13)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Perez 2 (16)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - N. Goodrum (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Escobar (5)
    • CS - B. Goodwin (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Iglesias (6)
    FIELDING
    • E - L. Duda (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Zimmermann (L, 4-2)5.07441423.971.160.0
    B. Farmer2.01110104.571.654.5
    J. Jimenez1.01000302.601.073.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Zimmermann (L, 4-2)5.0
    B. Farmer2.0
    J. Jimenez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Smith (W, 1-1)6.11222605.581.4626.0
    T. Hill0.01110015.901.48-2.0
    K. McCarthy (H, 8)1.20000103.431.193.5
    W. Peralta (S, 5)1.01110103.651.468.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Smith (W, 1-1)6.1
    T. Hill0.0
    K. McCarthy (H, 8)1.2
    W. Peralta (S, 5)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 84-59, B. Farmer 22-13, J. Jimenez 17-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 6-5, B. Farmer 4-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 23, B. Farmer 7, J. Jimenez 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Smith 96-60, T. Hill 10-8, K. McCarthy 16-9, W. Peralta 21-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Smith 7-6, K. McCarthy 4-0, W. Peralta 1-1
    • Batters Faced - B. Smith 22, T. Hill, K. McCarthy 5, W. Peralta 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    KC31-69
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Martin CF40000020.248.322.414.736-1.0
    N. Goodrum 2B40100010.243.312.437.749-0.5
    N. Castellanos RF32100111.301.355.511.8675.5
    J. Candelario 3B31010100.228.324.429.7533.0
    V. Martinez DH41131000.232.284.315.5998.0
    J. Adduci 1B20000001.219.265.344.6080.0
    a- J. Hicks PH-1B10000000.267.319.424.7420.0
    J. McCann C30000011.230.278.335.612-0.5
    J. Iglesias SS30000000.267.306.380.6860.0
    J. Jones LF30000030.205.261.358.620-1.5
    Total304341283-----
    • a-grounded out for Adduci in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B41100002.299.369.421.7903.0
    R. Herrera RF41100011.255.286.340.6251.5
    M. Moustakas 3B41121000.247.309.466.7757.0
    S. Perez C41321000.227.264.414.67810.0
    L. Duda 1B30000122.247.315.405.7200.0
    J. Bonifacio DH41100022.250.346.426.7732.0
    A. Gordon LF40000022.236.313.337.649-1.0
    B. Goodwin CF30110000.229.337.371.7091.0
    A. Escobar SS30100010.202.253.276.5282.5
    Total335952189-----
      BATTING
      • 3B - N. Castellanos (4)
      • HR - V. Martinez (5)
      • RBI - J. Candelario (38), V. Martinez 3 (32)
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Merrifield (31), S. Perez (13), J. Bonifacio (7)
      • HR - M. Moustakas (20), S. Perez (15)
      • RBI - M. Moustakas 2 (61), S. Perez 2 (47), B. Goodwin (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Perez 2 (16)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - N. Goodrum (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Escobar (5)
      • CS - B. Goodwin (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Iglesias (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - L. Duda (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann (L, 4-2)5.07441423.971.160.0
      B. Farmer2.01110104.571.654.5
      J. Jimenez1.01000302.601.073.5
      Total8.0955182---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann (L, 4-2)5.0
      B. Farmer2.0
      J. Jimenez1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Smith (W, 1-1)6.11222605.581.4626.0
      T. Hill0.01110015.901.48-2.0
      K. McCarthy (H, 8)1.20000103.431.193.5
      W. Peralta (S, 5)1.01110103.651.468.5
      Total9.0344281---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Smith (W, 1-1)6.1
      T. Hill0.0
      K. McCarthy (H, 8)1.2
      W. Peralta (S, 5)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 84-59, B. Farmer 22-13, J. Jimenez 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 6-5, B. Farmer 4-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 23, B. Farmer 7, J. Jimenez 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Smith 96-60, T. Hill 10-8, K. McCarthy 16-9, W. Peralta 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Smith 7-6, K. McCarthy 4-0, W. Peralta 1-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Smith 22, T. Hill, K. McCarthy 5, W. Peralta 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Candelario grounded out to first, Castellanos scored45
      • 7TH INNING
        Martinez homered to left center, Castellanos and Candelario scored35
      • 6TH INNING
        Goodwin safe at first on shortstop Iglesias fielding error, Bonifacio scored05
      • 5TH INNING
        Perez homered to left04
      • 3RD INNING
        Perez singled to shallow right, Herrera scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Moustakas homered to right, Merrifield scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Wily Peralta relieved Kevin McCarthy
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castellanos tripled to left center
        • J. Candelario: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario grounded out to first, Castellanos scored
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martinez lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • K. McCarthy Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to third
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Ball, Martin grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Buck Farmer
        • S. Perez: Perez doubled to left
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bonifacio struck out swinging
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goodrum grounded out to third
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked, Castellanos to second
        • Tim Hill relieved Burch Smith
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martinez homered to left center, Castellanos and Candelario scored
        • Kevin McCarthy relieved Tim Hill
        • John Hicks hit for Jim Adduci
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
        • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, McCann grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Farmer Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Merrifield fouled out to first
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias fouled out to catcher
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Martin grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Buck Farmer relieved Jordan Zimmermann
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bonifacio doubled to deep center
        • A. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to shortstop, Bonifacio to third
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Goodwin safe at first on shortstop Iglesias fielding error, Bonifacio scored
        • A. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Goodwin caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Foul, Escobar grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Martinez popped out to third
        • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Adduci popped out to shortstop
        • J. McCann: McCann lined out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Moustakas lined out to third
        • S. Perez: Ball, Perez homered to left
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duda lined out to second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum singled to right
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castellanos fouled out to second
        • J. Candelario: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Candelario flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • J. Bonifacio: Foul, Bonifacio flied out to center
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Goodwin singled to shallow left
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Escobar singled to center, Goodwin to third
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Escobar stole second, Merrifield grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Merrifield lined out to right
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera singled to shallow left
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to first, Herrera to second
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Perez singled to shallow right, Herrera scored
        • L. Duda: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario grounded out to second
        • V. Martinez: Martinez safe at first on 1st baseman Duda fielding error
        • J. Adduci: Adduci reached on fielder's choice to second, Martinez out at second
        • J. McCann: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Goodwin grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Escobar: Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Escobar struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum grounded out to first
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Foul, Merrifield doubled to shallow right
        • R. Herrera: Foul, Herrera grounded out to shortstop, Merrifield to third
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas homered to right, Merrifield scored
        • S. Perez: Perez lined out to center
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
        • J. Bonifacio: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bonifacio struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)