THESHOW
KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT DETROIT TIGERS
09/24/2026
 
THESHOW
KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT DETROIT TIGERS
GAME ID: 2863 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2026 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City Royals (56-96) 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 10 1
Detroit Tigers (101-52) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Loss to Royals Extends Detroit Losing Streak
The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers, 5-3, in American League action at Comerica Tigers Park. Miguel Sano received player of the game honors. The 11-year veteran went 2 for 3 with a home run, a double, and 2 walks. He drove in 2 runs and scored once. The first-place Tigers have lost 6 consecutive games.

Sano had a game-changing home run in the top of the sixth. On a 2-1 knuckleball from Ed Baxter, he banged a solo home run to left, giving the Royals a 4-3 lead. It was the 13th home run of the year for Sano.

Sano called winning a team effort. "It's not the same guy every time," he said. "It's the sum of the parts."
KANSAS CITY BATTING LINESCORE DETROIT BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
L. Salinas CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .238 14 50
D. Burt 2B 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 .176 2 12
C. Love DH 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .267 18 74
P. Taylor C 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 .312 6 19
M. Sano 3B 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 .232 13 41
B. Belt 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .216 21 64
S. Bennett LF 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 .203 12 36
R. McLaughlin SS 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .325 1 6
S. Walker RF 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 .220 1 19
Totals 36 5 10 5 4 13 15      
BATTING
Doubles: D. Burt (7, 7th Inning off L. Serrano, 0 on, 0 outs) C. Love (30, 1st Inning off E. Baxter, 0 on, 2 outs) S. Bennett (17, 2nd Inning off E. Baxter, 0 on, 0 outs) M. Sano (21, 1st Inning off E. Baxter, 1 on, 2 outs)
Home Runs: D. Burt (2, 9th Inning off D. Muller, 0 on, 1 out) M. Sano (13, 6th Inning off E. Baxter, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: D. Burt 6 , C. Love 3 , P. Taylor , S. Walker , S. Bennett 3 , M. Sano 6
2-out RBI: P. Taylor , S. Walker , M. Sano
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: , L. Salinas 3 , B. Belt 3
Sac Bunt: R. McLaughlin
Hit by Pitch: S. Walker
Team LOB: 9

BASERUNNING
SB: D. Burt (6) , P. Taylor (6) , S. Walker (18) , R. McLaughlin (4) , M. Sano (4)

FIELDING
Errors: M. Sano (10)
Double Plays: 1 (Burt-McLaughlin-Belt)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
Y. Diaz LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .295 14 53
J. Hernández CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .312 19 81
D. Smith 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .327 41 107
R. Ortíz DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .247 22 78
J. Adams 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .265 1 54
M. Machado 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .230 6 36
A. Cruz RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263 6 61
C. Okey C 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .243 7 38
J. Ávila SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .232 8 62
   a-T. Clark PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 0 1
   b-G. Green SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 3 21
Totals 31 3 7 3 2 3 14      
a - T. Clark pinch hit for J. Ávila in the 7th
b - G. Green substituted for T. Clark in the 8th

BATTING
Doubles: Y. Diaz (28, 1st Inning off W. Anderson, 0 on, 0 outs) C. Okey (21, 4th Inning off W. Anderson, 3 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: R. Ortíz , J. Hernández , Y. Diaz 2 , A. Cruz , C. Okey 3 , D. Smith
2-out RBI: C. Okey
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: M. Machado , J. Hernández
GIDP: R. Ortíz
Sac Fly: J. Adams
Hit by Pitch: Y. Diaz
Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING
SB: J. Adams (41)
CS: Y. Diaz (2)
KANSAS CITY PITCHING LINESCORE DETROIT PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
W. Anderson W (11-18) 6.0 6 3 3 2 2 0 83 51 4.45   
A. Reyes H (8) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 9 4.31   
T. Oliver H (7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 4.36   
H. Yang SV (20) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 9 4.04   
PITCHING
Game Score: W. Anderson 48
Batters Faced: W. Anderson 24, A. Reyes 5, T. Oliver 3, H. Yang 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: W. Anderson 8-5, A. Reyes 2-1, T. Oliver 2-1, H. Yang 0-2
Pitches - Strikes: W. Anderson 83-51, A. Reyes 18-9, T. Oliver 9-7, H. Yang 15-9
WP: A. Reyes
Hit Batsmen: A. Reyes
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
E. Baxter L (7-5) 6.0 7 4 4 2 9 1 118 72 4.25   
L. Serrano 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 41 28 3.24   
D. Muller 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 25 13 3.89   
PITCHING
Game Score: E. Baxter 49
Batters Faced: E. Baxter 28, L. Serrano 8, D. Muller 6
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: E. Baxter 6-3, L. Serrano 1-2, D. Muller 1-1
Pitches - Strikes: E. Baxter 118-72, L. Serrano 41-28, D. Muller 25-13
Hit Batsmen: E. Baxter
Balk: E. Baxter
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Miguel Sano
Ballpark: Comerica Tigers Park
Weather: Clear skies (68 degrees), wind blowing out to center at 10 mph
Start Time: 7:10 PM EST
Time: 3:31
Attendance: 41549
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