Hat tip to buddyball for the recap title. As I'm the substitute recapper and have been fighting my AC's drain pan all night, you get a recap through the eyes of the game thread participants. Here, you are the star!
Somehow the fading Tigers and the not-even-.500 Royals were nationally televised
Public announcement: This game is the Free Game of the Day on MLB TV if any of you would like to watch and otherwise couldn’t. -Sir Galahad the Pure
Game is also on ESPN -trchief
In the 1st, an Orlando leadoff walk and Cuthbert single led to a Hosmer sac fly.
Hos snap out of it -trchief
whatever you're doing, it's working so far; but you forgot to do it for cain -JLKC
Miguel Cabrera got hurt.
Cabrera left the game with an apparent arm injury of some sort (although probably not serious?) -loyal2sdad
Yes bad throw by Detroit pitcher,bumped into Bert and got hurt -trchief
Meanwhile, the game breezed along as it was still 1-0 after 5.
Kennedy looks sharp, fly balls don't seem to be carrying, Royals have missed a few decent scoring chances
Don't forget the return of the mantis; ESPN spent a lot of time on that. -wcgrad
In the 6th, Gordon, his average up to (sad number), doubled with one out and scored on some play that Gameday described as "Raul Mondesi bunt single".
LET'S GO ROYALS! more runs please. -Royalsfangirl
@#%@ that kid is fast (paraphrased) -MonoStereo66
Kennedy gave up a JD Martinez homer in the 7th and it became a bullpen game.
here comes the Moyl -trchief
everybody getting mentally ready for the Soria 8th inning? because it’s coming! -loyal2sdad
The Royals need to score at least Soria more runs if they want to win this game. -MightyMinx
Soria's 8th was eventful but not of his own doing. Tyler Collins got ejected arguing balls and strikes while Saltalamacchia reached on a Mondesi error. But Soria gave up no other runners and preserved the Royals lead.
Collins yelled @#$@ man! and got ejected after the ump called the strike. (paraphrased) -glovehat
In the top of the 9th, Cain's 2 out single drives in Escobar to make it 3-1.
For all your insurance needs, see Lorenzo Cain!!! -MonoStereo66
Bottom 9, Herrera wasn't quite otter-matic in the 9th but he did get a pair of Ks and a double play (yes).
C'mon Herrera close it out -trchief
One out and now for a double play -trchief
Royals win and have now clawed back to 2 games under .500. Two more games remain with the Motor City kitties.