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Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers, at Kauffman Stadium, May 3, 2015 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Start Time:
1:10ct (local), 2:10et
Venue:
Kauffman Stadium
Tickets:
Series:
Game #4 of a 4-game series
Average Temp:
71° (based on last ten years)
Tigers
Manager:
Game #:
26
On This Date:
40-50
Royals
Manager:
Game #:
26
On This Date:
14-26
Season Series
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 KCR  8  DET  1     
Fri, May 01, 2015 KCR  4  DET  1     
Sat, May 02, 2015 DET  2 @KCR  1     

Sun, May 03, 2015 DET    @KCR  2:10pm
Fri, May 08, 2015 KCR    @DET  7:08pm
Sat, May 09, 2015 KCR    @DET  1:08pm
Sun, May 10, 2015 KCR    @DET  8:05pm
Tue, Aug 04, 2015 KCR    @DET  7:08pm
Wed, Aug 05, 2015 KCR    @DET  7:08pm
Thu, Aug 06, 2015 KCR    @DET  1:08pm
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Tue, Sep 01, 2015 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Wed, Sep 02, 2015 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Thu, Sep 03, 2015 DET    @KCR  8:10pm
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 KCR    @DET  7:08pm
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 KCR    @DET  7:08pm
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 KCR    @DET  1:08pm

                         All times ET
16-9, 2nd, ½ GB, 2½ up in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-5    Road:    8-4    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:  10-7    vsLHP:   6-2    1-Run:   5-3 
 vsEast:  1-3    vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Sat, May  2  @KCR  W   2-1       16-9   2nd  0.5 gb
 24 Fri, May  1  @KCR  L   1-4       15-9   2nd  1.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 30  @KCR  L   1-8       15-8   2nd  0.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 29  @MIN  W  10-7       15-7   1st  0.5 up
 21 Tue, Apr 28  @MIN  L   2-3       14-7   2nd  0.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 27  @MIN  W   5-4       14-6   1st  0.5 up
 19 Sun, Apr 26   CLE  W   8-6       13-6   1st  0.5 up
 18 Sat, Apr 25   CLE  W   4-1       12-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 24   CLE  L   1-13      11-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 23   NYY  L   1-2       11-5   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-9 
16-8, 1st, ½ up / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-3    Road:    7-5    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   8-4    vsLHP:   8-4    1-Run:   2-2 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl:11-7    vsWest:  5-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Sat, May  2   DET  L   1-2       16-8   1st  0.5 up
 23 Fri, May  1   DET  W   4-1       16-7   1st  1.5 up
 22 Thu, Apr 30   DET  W   8-1       15-7   1st  0.5 up
 21 Wed, Apr 29  @CLE  L   5-7       14-7   2nd  0.5 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 28  @CLE  W  11-5       14-6   1st  0.5 up
 19 Mon, Apr 27  @CLE  W   6-2       13-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 18 Sun, Apr 26  @CHW  L   3-5       12-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 24  @CHW  L   2-3       12-5   1st  1.0 up
 16 Thu, Apr 23  @CHW  W   3-2 (13)  12-4   1st  1.0 up
 15 Wed, Apr 22   MIN  L   0-3       11-4   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 02, 2015 DET  2 @KCR  1        W:David Price (3-1), L: Edinson Volquez (2-3), S: none
Fri, May 01, 2015 KCR  4  DET  1        W:Chris Young (2-0), L: Kyle Lobstein (2-2), S: Wade Davis (5)
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 KCR  8  DET  1        W:Danny Duffy (2-0), L: Alfredo Simon (4-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 21, 2014 KCR  5  DET  2        W:Jeremy Guthrie (12-11), L: Rick Porcello (15-12), S: Greg Holland (43)
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 DET  3 @KCR  2        W:Max Scherzer (17-5), L: James Shields (14-8), S: Joe Nathan (33)
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 DET 10 @KCR  1        W:Justin Verlander (14-12), L: Jason Vargas (11-10), S: none
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 KCR  3 @DET  0        W:James Shields (14-7), L: Rick Porcello (15-11), S: Wade Davis (3)
Tue, Sep 09, 2014 DET  4  KCR  2        W:Max Scherzer (16-5), L: Jason Vargas (11-8), S: Joe Nathan (30)
Mon, Sep 08, 2014 DET  9  KCR  5        W:Justin Verlander (13-12), L: Jeremy Guthrie (10-11), S: none
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 KCR  5  DET  2        W:Yordano Ventura (7-7), L: Justin Verlander (8-8), S: Greg Holland (25)
Season Series: 2015 - KCR over 2-1; 2014 - DET won 13-6; 2013 - KCR won 10-9; All-Time - DET leads 316-313

SP: Anibal Sanchez (31, RHP, 1-3, 5.46)

2015 Gamelogs / 2015 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2015 (1-3) 29.2 30 18 18 8 31 5 5.46
2014 (8-5) 126.0 108 55 48 30 102 4 3.43
2013 (14-8) 182.0 156 56 52 54 202 9 2.57
Last 7 GS 2-3 41.1 41 22 21 9 46 5 4.57 52
2015-04-28 @MIN L 7.0 9 3 3 0 6 0 105 53
2015-04-23 NYY ND 6.1 1 1 1 4 8 0 111 71
2015-04-18 CHW L 3.1 9 9 9 2 2 2 80 6
2015-04-13 @PIT L 6.1 8 5 5 0 9 3 95 46
2015-04-08 MIN W 6.2 3 0 0 2 6 0 101 72
2014-08-08 @TOR ND 4.2 9 4 3 1 3 0 93 34
2014-08-03 COL W 7.0 2 0 0 0 12 0 117 85
Last 5 v.KCR 4-1 34.1 31 5 5 8 16 0 1.31 61
2014-07-11 @KCR W 7.0 8 1 1 0 3 0 90 60
2014-06-19 KCR W 7.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 107 62
2013-09-06 @KCR W 7.0 7 1 1 1 5 0 98 63
2013-08-15 KCR W 7.1 7 1 1 1 5 0 115 64
2013-07-19 @KCR L 6.0 4 1 1 5 3 0 101 58

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (36, RHP, 1-1, 5.87)

2015 Gamelogs / 2015 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2015 (1-1) 23.0 25 15 15 10 10 4 5.87
2014 (13-11) 202.2 215 100 93 49 124 23 4.13
2013 (15-12) 211.2 236 99 95 59 111 30 4.04
Last 7 GS 4-1 43.1 37 18 16 14 20 5 3.32 53
2015-04-28 @CLE ND 5.0 6 4 4 3 3 0 89 39
2015-04-22 MIN L 5.0 6 3 3 6 3 0 98 40
2015-04-17 OAK ND 6.0 7 4 4 0 2 3 79 44
2015-04-11 @LAA W 7.0 6 4 4 1 2 1 94 50
2014-09-26 @CHW W 7.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 93 74
2014-09-21 DET W 5.1 5 2 1 2 2 1 81 52
2014-09-13 BOS W 8.0 3 1 0 1 2 0 105 75
Last 5 v.DET 2-3 26.2 40 22 19 8 18 5 6.41 38
2014-09-21 DET W 5.1 5 2 1 2 2 1 81 52
2014-09-08 @DET L 2.2 10 8 6 1 1 0 76 10
2014-07-10 DET L 4.0 8 8 8 3 2 1 91 13
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
Tigers Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Guthrie
G/S/vB
17.Davis
G/S/vB
27.Finnegan*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
46.Madson
G/S/vB
47.Morales*
G/S/vB
63.Pino
G/S/vB
32.Young
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 34/1.072 16/1.318 ··· 3/.666 12/.250 ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 6/.334 62/49 .167/.344/.250/.594 .258/.685 .358 62/.594 0/0 1/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 57/.906 24/1.154 ··· 16/1.178 12/.523 29/.355 6/.666 4/.500 17/.489 107/81 .348/.449/.584/1.033 .899/1.074 1.230 107/1.033 1/1 5/0
9.Castellanos G/S/vP 11/1.122 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 3/.000 3/1.667 6/.000 93/74 .226/.290/.369/.659 .754/.634 .692 93/.659 0/1 2/1
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 6/.000 6/1.167 3/.000 3/.333 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 12/.472 100/77 .302/.320/.542/.862 .826/.871 .814 100/.862 0/0 4/2
20.Davis G/S/vP 21/.428 11/.489 ··· 2/1.000 5/.200 1/.000 13/1.083 1/.000 5/.800 62/36 .283/.387/.396/.783 .863/.722 .653 62/.783 6/1 1/0
12.Gose* G/S/vP 8/.250 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 62/52 .322/.355/.475/.829 .633/.865 .745 62/.829 4/1 1/2
1.Iglesias G/S/vP 3/.000 4/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/1.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 85/58 .351/.398/.494/.891 1.227/.736 .950 85/.891 5/1 1/2
3.Kinsler G/S/vP 46/.870 7/.143 ··· 14/.214 9/.583 3/1.667 6/1.167 3/.666 10/.100 110/80 .286/.355/.357/.712 .412/.829 .705 110/.712 3/0 0/0
28.Martinez G/S/vP 20/1.122 6/.833 ··· 4/.500 4/.750 1/.000 3/.667 3/.000 5/.600 100/74 .250/.280/.500/.780 .683/.812 .727 100/.780 1/1 6/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 37/.846 23/.590 ··· 17/.745 4/.500 2/.000 6/1.000 4/.500 11/.282 87/65 .208/.322/.222/.544 .974/.394 .487 87/.544 0/0 0/
34.McCann G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/19 .257/.278/.429/.706 .857/.579 .816 37/.706 0/0 1/0
26.Perez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/9 .143/.143/.143/.286 .400/.222 .333 14/.286 1/0 0/0
27.Romine# G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/1.250 12/9 .667/.750/.667/1.417 1.167/1.492 1.722 12/1.417 3/3 0/0
IP 23.0 10.0 2.0 9.0 9.1 13.0 10.0 10.2 14.2 TOTAL .277/.345/.425/.770 .775/.768 .766 .770 24/9 22/10
ERA-K/9 5.87/3.9 0.00/9.9 4.50/4.5 0.00/8.0 1.93/10.6 1.38/9.7 1.80/5.4 0.00/6.7 1.23/8.6 2.96/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (8-3-1)
 McCann (6-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 99/.287 35/.118 10/.250 34/.207 41/.206 46/.143 36/.176 39/.179 53/.083 .218  Martinez
 Gose
 Cespedes
 Davis
 Romine
0/0/24/4
0/16/0/0
24/0/0/0
2/13/1/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .862 .290 1.025 .535 .547 .458 .489 .359 .316 .612
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 60/1.015 18/.170 4/3.500 11/.455 22/.234 21/.343 14/1.000 24/.333 20/.311 .607
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 39/.630 17/.412 6/.000 23/.570 19/.926 25/.558 22/.141 15/.400 33/.318 .617
Home 50/1.027 21/.333 3/.000 15/.733 24/.533 17/.364 12/.500 36/.389 24/.125
Last 28d days 99/.862 35/.290 10/1.025 34/.535 41/.547 46/.458 36/.489 39/.359 53/.316
HR/SB/CS 4/1/4 0/0/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 0/2/1 1/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 17/5/9
Usage ····X··· ·X···o·· ··o·X··· ··X·o·o· ·X···o·· ·X·X·Xo· o··X·Xo· X···o··· ·X··o···
Royals Batters (5.17 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Sanchez
G/S/vB
62.Alburquerque
G/S/vB
44.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
32.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
65.Hardy*
G/S/vB
60.Nesbitt
G/S/vB
38.Soria
G/S/vB
30.Wilson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
6.Cain G/S/vP 16/.376 7/.453 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/4.000 1/.000 102/53 .333/.402/.500/.902 1.121/.701 .907 102/.902 6/1 3/1
12.Calixte G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 2/.000 0/0 0/0
24.Colon G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 39/22 .278/.333/.333/.667 .849/.523 .742 39/.667 2/1 0/1
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 19/.210 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 29/21 .259/.286/.259/.545 .762/.476 .889 29/.545 3/0 0/0
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 16/.775 4/.000 6/.900 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 88/47 .270/.386/.446/.832 .636/1.007 .727 88/.832 0/2 3/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 22/.500 4/.500 6/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 108/52 .315/.402/.489/.891 .707/1.084 1.110 108/.891 2/1 3/1
14.Infante G/S/vP 25/.367 5/1.200 6/.900 14/.891 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 72/47 .246/.264/.333/.597 .573/.610 .544 72/.597 0/0 0/0
19.Kratz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.133 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
25.Morales# G/S/vP 7/.929 ··· 8/2.125 6/.500 ··· ··· 3/2.000 4/.000 106/54 .313/.358/.485/.843 .786/.901 .740 106/.843 0/0 3/
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 18/.666 10/.200 2/1.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 110/56 .337/.398/.490/.888 .864/.910 .691 110/.888 1/2 3/3
16.Orlando G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/31 .250/.300/.446/.746 .806/.691 .673 60/.746 2/1 0/0
13.Perez G/S/vP 17/.368 10/.522 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 96/58 .333/.344/.484/.828 .737/.889 .910 96/.828 1/0 3/0
IP 29.2 8.0 6.0 9.1 9.0 8.2 10.2 5.1 TOTAL .300/.355/.441/.795 .771/.815 .802 .795 21/9 19/12
ERA-K/9 5.46/9.4 9.00/5.6 1.50/4.5 1.93/7.7 6.00/4.0 3.12/8.3 1.69/5.9 5.06/5.1 3.95/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kratz (2-0-0)
 Perez (3-9-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 126/.261 41/.324 23/.273 36/.250 44/.306 36/.212 40/.135 20/.250 .252  Gordon
 Cain
 Orlando
 Dyson
21/0/0/1
0/23/0/1
3/0/12/1
1/2/6/0
OPS .759 1.057 .668 .658 .780 .530 .396 .650 .678
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 72/.719 22/1.251 10/.700 19/.708 23/.760 20/.616 23/.561 14/.786 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 54/.808 19/.807 13/.641 17/.607 21/.804 16/.414 17/.180 6/.333 .620
Road 56/.843 14/.607 12/.871 9/.444 20/.653 13/.077 25/.382 10/.600
Last 28d days 126/.759 41/1.057 23/.668 36/.658 44/.780 36/.530 40/.396 20/.650
HR/SB/CS 5/3/0 3/2/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 18/14/6
Usage ····X··· ··X·X··· ·o···X·· ···X···X ···Xo·o· ··oo··X· ···X·XXX ··X··o··

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 2015 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.