Kansas City Royals
capitalized on third baseman
's sloppy day in the field and the
' struggles at the plate.
Anderson scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on Raburn's third error of the game, lifting the Royals to a 3-2 victory
over the Tigers on Sunday.
''We'll take anything right now,'' Kansas City manager Trey Hillman said. ''Detroit made some mistakes, especially at third
base, and we were able to capitalize.''
The Tigers missed several chances to avoid extra innings, going 0 for 16 with runners in scoring position.
''I really have no problems, because we were trying to do the right thing,'' Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. ''It's a shame,
but you have to give them credit for not letting us get the big hit.''
With one out in the 10th, Anderson reached on a dribbler down the third-base line.
followed with a routine grounder to third, but the ball hit off Raburn's glove and went through his legs for his second error
of the game.
Both runners moved up on
's comebacker to
followed with another grounder. Raburn's throw to first pulled
off the bag as Anderson scampered home against his former team.
''Give Billy credit - he's one of the slowest runners on our team, and if he doesn't hustle there, Cabrera might be able to
tag him,'' Hillman said. ''That's how you take advantage of mistakes.''
(3-0) threw two scoreless innings to get the win.
''I rolled the dice a bit - that's the first time I've brought him into a tie game on the road,'' Hillman said. ''I was committed
to using him for two innings if we were winning, and with the middle of their order coming up, I figured it was time for him.''
Detroit center fielder
helped send the game to extra innings with a spectacular catch on
' long drive in the eighth. Granderson raced back, leaped and twisted in mid-air to catch the ball as he slammed into the
Jacobs singled in a run in the first against
and Bloomquist added an RBI double in the fifth.
homered in the second for Detroit, which finished with 10 hits.
scored the tying run on
' wild pitch in the fifth, but the Tigers struggled offensively despite putting runners on base in all 10 innings.
''We don't have any excuses - not at this part of the season,'' Cabrera said. ''We want to win the division. Tomorrow is a
good day off - we can rest and think about what we did wrong today.''
Davies allowed two runs and nine hits in six innings.
''They got a lot of hits, but it didn't seem like they were hitting the ball hard off me,'' he said. ''I was efficient, and
I was able to make pitches when I needed them. I just made the mistake to Ordonez and bounced the ball in the fifth.''
Ordonez had Detroit's best chance to take control of the game, facing
with runners on second and third with one out in the eighth. Ordonez was ahead 3-1 in the count, but took back-to-back called
strikes before Raburn flew out to end the inning.
''When it was 3-1, I knew I had first base available, so I was able to throw him a curveball,'' Wright said. ''I threw him
a good fastball on the outside corner, and he was definitely expecting something else.''
Galarraga, making his first start in nine days due to illness, gave up two runs and four hits in five innings.
''He lost quite a bit of weight and he was weak,'' Leyland said. ''He was too slow in the first inning. I told him to move
it along a little bit or we'd have fans passing out from the heat and players passing out.''
NOTES: Detroit pitcher
(anxiety disorder) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Monday.
(blood clot) and
(elbow) both made rehab appearances for the Mud Hens on Saturday. ... Sunday was the final game of
's five-game suspension for Tuesday's fight with Boston. He is scheduled to start for Detroit on Tuesday. ... The Royals have
scored in the first inning in five of their last six games.