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Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers, at Kauffman Stadium, July 10, 2014 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Start Time:
7:10ct (local), 8:10et
Venue:
Kauffman Stadium
Tickets:
Series:
Game #1 of a 4-game series
Average Temp:
86° (based on last ten years)
Tigers
Manager:
Game #:
89
On This Date:
48-32
Royals
Manager:
Game #:
92
On This Date:
10-20
Season Series
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 DET  4  KCR  3     
Wed, Apr 02, 2014 DET  2  KCR  1 (10)
Fri, May 02, 2014 DET  8 @KCR  2     
Sat, May 03, 2014 DET  9 @KCR  2     
Sun, May 04, 2014 DET  9 @KCR  4     
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 KCR 11 @DET  8     
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 KCR 11 @DET  4     
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 KCR  2 @DET  1     
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 DET  2  KCR  1     

Thu, Jul 10, 2014 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 DET    @KCR  7:10pm
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 DET    @KCR  2:10pm
Mon, Sep 08, 2014 KCR    @DET  4:08pm
Tue, Sep 09, 2014 KCR    @DET  7:08pm
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 KCR    @DET  7:08pm
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 DET    @KCR  7:10pm
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 DET    @KCR  2:10pm

                         All times ET
50-37, 1st, 4½ up / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-22   Road:   25-15   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  31-28   vsLHP:  19-9    1-Run:  15-10
 vsEast: 11-8    vsCntrl:19-15   vsWest: 16-11 IL: 4-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 87 Wed, Jul  9   LAD  W   4-1       50-37  1st  4.5 up
 86 Tue, Jul  8   LAD  W  14-5       49-37  1st  4.5 up
 85 Sun, Jul  6   TBR  L   3-7       48-37  1st  4.0 up
 84 Sat, Jul  5   TBR  L   2-7       48-36  1st  4.0 up
 83 Fri, Jul  4   TBR  L   3-6       48-35  1st  4.0 up
 82 Thu, Jul  3   TBR  W   8-1       48-34  1st  5.0 up
 81 Wed, Jul  2   OAK  W   9-3       47-34  1st  4.5 up
 80 Tue, Jul  1   OAK  W   3-0       46-34  1st  4.5 up
 79 Mon, Jun 30   OAK  W   5-4       45-34  1st  3.5 up
 78 Sun, Jun 29  @HOU  L   4-6       44-34  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
47-43, 2nd, 4½ GB, 6 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-22   Road:   26-21   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  35-31   vsLHP:  12-12   1-Run:  10-17
 vsEast: 14-9    vsCntrl:17-19   vsWest:  8-11 IL: 8-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 90 Wed, Jul  9  @TBR  W   5-4       47-43  2nd  4.5 gb
 89 Tue, Jul  8  @TBR  L   3-4       46-43  2nd  4.5 gb
 88 Mon, Jul  7  @TBR  W   6-0       46-42  2nd  3.5 gb
 87 Sun, Jul  6  @CLE  L   1-4       45-42  2nd  4.0 gb
 86 Sat, Jul  5  @CLE  L   3-7       45-41  2nd  4.0 gb
 85 Fri, Jul  4  @CLE  W   7-1       45-40  2nd  4.0 gb
 84 Wed, Jul  2  @MIN  W   4-0       44-40  2nd  4.5 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  1  @MIN  L   2-10      43-40  2nd  4.5 gb
 82 Mon, Jun 30  @MIN  W   6-1       43-39  2nd  3.5 gb
 81 Sun, Jun 29   LAA  W   5-4       42-39  2nd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 DET  2  KCR  1        W:Anibal Sanchez (4-2), L: Danny Duffy (4-6), S: Joe Nathan (14)
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 KCR  2 @DET  1        W:Jeremy Guthrie (4-6), L: Drew Smyly (3-6), S: Greg Holland (21)
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 KCR 11 @DET  4        W:Yordano Ventura (5-5), L: Max Scherzer (8-3), S: none
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 KCR 11 @DET  8        W:Jason Vargas (7-2), L: Justin Verlander (6-7), S: none
Sun, May 04, 2014 DET  9 @KCR  4        W:Justin Verlander (4-1), L: Jason Vargas (2-1), S: none
Sat, May 03, 2014 DET  9 @KCR  2        W:Drew Smyly (2-1), L: Danny Duffy (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 02, 2014 DET  8 @KCR  2        W:Rick Porcello (4-1), L: James Shields (3-3), S: none
Wed, Apr 02, 2014 DET  2  KCR  1 (10)   W:Al Alburquerque (1-0), L: Tim Collins (0-1), S: none
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 DET  4  KCR  3        W:Joe Nathan (1-0), L: Wade Davis (0-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 15, 2013 DET  3  KCR  2        W:Drew Smyly (6-0), L: Jeremy Guthrie (14-11), S: Joaquin Benoit (20)
Season Series: 2014 - DET over 6-3; 2013 - KCR won 10-9; 2012 - DET won 13-5; All-Time - Tied 308-308

SP: Drew Smyly (25, LHP, 4-8, 3.89)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (4-8) 81.0 84 37 35 27 68 11 3.89
2013 (6-0) 76.0 62 20 20 17 81 4 2.37
2012 (4-3) 99.1 93 49 44 33 94 12 3.99
Last 7 GS 2-5 36.2 43 18 16 9 28 3 3.93 49
2014-07-04 TBR L 5.1 7 5 5 1 3 1 102 36
2014-06-29 @HOU L 2.1 8 4 4 2 3 0 67 26
2014-06-24 @TEX W 6.0 5 1 0 1 5 0 102 64
2014-06-18 KCR L 7.0 7 2 2 0 6 1 106 61
2014-06-13 MIN L 6.0 4 1 1 3 2 1 100 59
2014-06-06 BOS W 6.0 5 2 1 1 4 0 101 59
2014-05-31 @SEA L 4.0 7 3 3 1 5 0 105 40
Last 5 v.KCR 2-1 26.0 22 5 4 3 26 1 1.38 65
2014-06-18 KCR L 7.0 7 2 2 0 6 1 106 61
2014-05-03 @KCR W 7.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 93 77
2012-07-06 KCR W 6.0 6 2 2 0 10 0 106 62
2012-04-17 @KCR ND 6.0 7 1 0 1 4 0 101 59

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (35, RHP, 5-7, 4.10)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (5-7) 116.1 122 54 53 29 73 17 4.10
2013 (15-12) 211.2 236 99 95 59 111 30 4.04
2012 (8-12) 181.2 206 109 96 50 101 30 4.76
Last 7 GS 3-3 44.2 51 21 20 12 39 5 4.03 51
2014-07-05 @CLE L 4.0 11 6 6 2 5 1 99 19
2014-06-29 LAA ND 6.2 9 4 3 2 4 2 106 44
2014-06-23 LAD W 7.2 7 2 2 0 5 0 95 62
2014-06-18 @DET W 6.2 4 1 1 1 9 1 105 70
2014-06-13 @CHW W 5.2 6 2 2 4 9 0 110 54
2014-06-06 NYY L 7.0 6 4 4 1 2 0 110 50
2014-06-01 @TOR L 7.0 8 2 2 2 5 1 104 56
Last 5 v.DET 3-2 34.0 46 15 15 7 21 5 3.97 48
2014-06-18 @DET W 6.2 4 1 1 1 9 1 105 70
2013-09-15 @DET L 8.0 13 3 3 1 4 2 113 47
2013-08-15 @DET L 7.0 13 4 4 0 2 1 104 37
2013-07-20 DET W 6.0 10 5 5 2 6 0 106 36
2013-06-10 DET W 6.1 6 2 2 3 0 1 95 50
Tigers Batters (4.74 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Guthrie
G/S/vB
67.Bueno*
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
17.Davis
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 30/1.059 1/.000 14/.539 6/2.033 15/1.267 7/.619 9/.222 10/.300 252/186 .226/.347/.373/.719 .577/.772 .842 76/.759 0/3 6/3
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 49/.923 ··· 49/1.428 10/.644 23/1.213 8/.625 8/.804 13/.462 370/268 .312/.370/.542/.913 .855/.934 .882 105/.840 0/1 14/4
9.Castellanos G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 311/212 .268/.312/.404/.716 .852/.656 .652 99/.741 2/1 6/6
20.Davis G/S/vP 19/.474 ··· 10/.425 6/.167 10/.543 4/1.250 1/.000 2/.000 268/173 .286/.326/.423/.749 .936/.647 .752 71/.821 23/8 6/2
50.Holaday G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 84/37 .286/.333/.325/.658 .511/.844 .701 25/.547 1/1 0/4
48.Hunter G/S/vP 43/.677 ··· 28/.726 8/.000 16/.501 10/.800 6/.000 7/.286 299/212 .271/.294/.444/.738 .803/.711 .758 71/.773 3/1 11/4
14.Jackson G/S/vP 29/.574 ··· 44/.939 9/1.089 17/.185 4/1.750 9/.222 10/.425 338/246 .245/.309/.362/.671 .765/.636 .507 98/.585 8/3 3/4
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 18/.444 1/.000 1/.000 4/2.750 10/1.156 ··· 6/.834 7/.286 103/90 .250/.330/.304/.634 .785/.615 .513 20/.578 3/1 0/1
3.Kinsler G/S/vP 37/.876 1/2.000 7/.858 3/.000 5/.200 11/.282 5/.400 1/4.000 388/282 .303/.339/.477/.815 .748/.841 .795 110/.993 9/3 11/2
28.Martinez G/S/vP 12/1.250 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 3/1.667 3/.333 2/1.500 3/.333 187/128 .329/.364/.642/1.005 .699/1.145 1.028 107/1.172 2/2 12/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 32/.744 1/.000 13/.891 4/.583 22/.618 16/.646 2/.000 8/.625 340/252 .328/.391/.599/.991 1.196/.916 1.057 79/1.021 2/2 21/4
27.Romine# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 152/124 .217/.280/.261/.541 .703/.503 .426 19/.701 5/1 1/7
30.Suarez G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 102/59 .273/.347/.432/.779 .855/.729 .807 82/.704 0/1 3/4
IP 116.1 13.2 25.1 37.2 37.2 27.0 37.0 33.2 TOTAL .278/.333/.444/.776 .797/.768 .755 .835 58/29 94/56
ERA-K/9 4.10/5.6 1.98/4.6 7.11/9.2 2.39/4.8 1.19/14.3 5.33/8.0 2.19/7.5 1.87/13.9 3.67/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (41-24-2)
 Holaday (15-4-1)
 Martinez (3-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 494/.269 59/.255 116/.314 148/.215 148/.117 119/.240 156/.237 132/.197 .254  Davis
 Jackson
 Hunter
 Kelly
 Martinez
62/5/0/6
0/82/0/2
0/0/68/1
4/3/8/0
24/0/18/0
OPS .743 .597 .822 .598 .347 .673 .625 .544 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 289/.827 31/.484 31/.689 65/.648 73/.479 59/.628 73/.691 71/.608 .706
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 205/.623 28/.732 85/.873 83/.559 75/.221 60/.717 83/.569 61/.472 .697
Home 254/.676 21/.586 73/.744 64/.659 69/.416 43/.636 74/.686 79/.584
Last 28d days 136/.770 44/.565 25/.593 31/.381 33/.316 25/.615 30/.481 33/.717
HR/SB/CS 17/6/3 0/0/0 2/4/0 3/1/0 0/0/0 1/2/1 0/2/2 3/1/1 80/30/15
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··· ···X···· Xo···o·· ··o····o o·Xo···· X······· o······X
Royals Batters (4.13 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
62.Alburquerque
G/S/vB
44.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
65.Hardy*
G/S/vB
46.Krol*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
55.Smith
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 12/1.219 5/.600 8/.375 7/2.071 2/.000 1/3.000 15/.967 ··· 363/273 .272/.325/.346/.671 .697/.662 .729 105/.781 0/0 2/
6.Cain G/S/vP 4/1.000 6/.533 1/2.000 2/2.500 1/2.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 264/197 .324/.360/.449/.809 .880/.786 .934 103/.839 12/3 3/1
24.Colon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/10 .300/.300/.700/1.000 /1.000 10/1.000 0/0 0/0
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 5/.450 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 153/127 .294/.349/.346/.695 .561/.723 .606 63/.739 16/4 1/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP 14/.500 8/.250 1/.000 7/.167 1/.000 1/.000 7/.715 ··· 344/263 .283/.322/.390/.711 .750/.699 .766 92/.679 21/2 2/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 19/.329 3/.000 4/1.000 16/.438 2/.000 2/.000 12/.614 ··· 368/262 .268/.348/.425/.772 .750/.782 .775 97/.652 6/2 9/1
12.Hayes G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 40/27 .103/.125/.179/.304 .077/.407 .429 5/.650 0/0 1/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 16/.517 4/.500 2/.000 13/.917 1/.000 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 403/284 .260/.310/.366/.676 .616/.702 .520 116/.695 3/1 5/6
18.Ibanez* G/S/vP 1/3.000 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 11/.455 ··· 217/182 .150/.240/.259/.499 .179/.560 .585 41/.452 3/2 4/0
14.Infante G/S/vP 6/.834 1/2.000 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 10/.200 ··· 297/215 .272/.315/.382/.698 .591/.738 .629 98/.871 3/1 5/4
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 10/.700 7/.286 1/.000 10/.844 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 253/216 .193/.258/.377/.635 .607/.640 .517 78/.803 0/0 10/6
13.Perez G/S/vP 4/1.250 6/.900 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 334/256 .284/.329/.444/.773 .617/.818 .761 103/.839 1/0 11/3
19.Valencia G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.000 3/.000 6/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 103/47 .281/.320/.396/.716 .903/.488 .721 27/.889 0/0 2/1
IP 81.0 33.0 35.2 31.0 11.2 26.0 32.2 10.1 TOTAL .264/.315/.377/.692 .682/.696 .675 .756 75/19 53/48
ERA-K/9 3.89/7.6 3.00/10.4 2.78/9.8 4.94/6.4 2.31/9.2 4.15/7.3 5.79/9.4 4.35/7.0 4.02/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hayes (5-1-1)
 Perez (25-13-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 346/.267 139/.240 143/.225 138/.301 47/.175 119/.306 147/.275 42/.300 .258  Cain
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Ibanez
0/50/31/7
88/0/0/6
2/53/0/3
19/0/5/0
OPS .768 .654 .595 .808 .558 .917 .760 .733 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 95/.364 70/.695 72/.663 60/.623 21/.413 60/.724 81/.869 19/.842 .660
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 251/.929 69/.612 71/.528 78/.959 26/.670 59/1.110 66/.627 23/.638 .785
Road 171/.755 59/.581 60/.380 73/.802 21/.744 65/.849 68/.900 24/.810
Last 28d days 116/.794 38/.702 31/.406 36/.592 47/.558 22/1.312 44/.684 42/.733
HR/SB/CS 11/9/5 4/4/0 1/2/1 3/1/1 1/0/0 6/0/0 5/6/0 0/0/0 75/59/29
Usage ·····X·· ·X·X···o X···o··· ····o··· ····oX·o ·X·o···· o··X···o ·o·X·Xo·

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2014 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.