The Royals scored early in this one putting across two in the first. Ben Zobrist led off with a double and moved to third on Lorenzo Cain‘s single. After Cain got picked off trying to steal second, Zobrist was able to score on Eric Hosmer‘s sacrifice fly. Kendrys Morales walked and moved to third on Mike Moustakas‘ single. Alex Rios was able to hit a single as well to score Morales and the Royals ended the inning up 2-0.
Morales led off the third inning with a solo shot and Alex Rios singled before Paulo Orlando homered as well to give the Royals a 5-0 lead early on but the Tigers came back with some unearned runs in the bottom of the inning.
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Anthony Gose drew a one-out walk before Andrew Romine reached on a fielding error by Christian Colon putting runners on first and second. Miguel Cabrera singled to score Gose, Victor Martinez singled to score Romine, and Nick Castellanos singled to score Cabrera as the Tigers closed the gap and made the score 5-3.
Th Royals picked up another run in the fourth inning when Morales hit his second solo home run of the game. They picked up two in the fifth when Paulo Orlando hit a double and scored on Christian Colon’s subsequent double. Drew Butera walked and Ben Zobrist singled to plate Colon and the score was 8-3 in favor of Kansas City.
In the sixth, Morales led off with a triple. Moustakas walked before Jose Valdez threw a wild pitch with Alex Rios batting that was enough to score Kendrys and push the Royals lead to six runs.
Morales, who may or may not be a cyborg, hit his third home run of the game breaking a Royals record for total bases in a single game with fifteen. FIFTEEN! He ended the game with three home runs, a triple, and a walk. Video game numbers.
The Royals won the game with a comfortable lead of seven runs and were able to extend their ever-shrinking lead over Toronto for best record in the American league. Also of note, Danny Duffy pitched four innings of quality relief in the game including striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Royals start their last regular-season homestand of the year on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners.