Indianapolis Star
Major League Baseball
Detroit 4, Kansas City 2
When: 7:10 PM ET, Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature: 59°
Umpires: Home - Daniel Bellino, 1B - Edwin Moscoso, 2B - David Rackley, 3B - Larry Vanover
Attendance: 7133

Miguel Cabrera had two run-scoring singles, Casey Mize recorded his first career home victory and the Detroit Tigers handed the Kansas City Royals their 10th consecutive loss, 4-2, on Wednesday.

Mize, who made his career debut last season, tossed six innings and allowed two runs on three hits with four strikeouts and two walks. His only previous victory came at Houston in April.

Detroit used three relievers after Mize (2-3), with Gregory Soto getting the last three outs for his fourth save.

Jonathan Schoop had three hits and scored a run, and Jeimer Candelario contributed a double, a run scored and an RBI for the Tigers, who have won three straight.

Salvador Perez had two hits and drove in a run for the Royals. Danny Duffy (4-3) gave up all of Detroit's runs in six innings while allowing seven hits and striking out eight with a pair of walks.

Kansas City jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, with Mize hitting Whit Merrifield with a pitch and walking Carlos Santana in the game's first two batters. Perez ripped a double to bring home Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi had a one-out sacrifice fly to plate Santana.

Detroit got one run back in the second, with Niko Goodrum drawing a walk, moving to second on a fielder's choice, advancing to third on a long fly and scoring on JaCoby Jones' opposite-field single.

The Tigers then tied it in the third. Schoop smacked a one-out single and moved to second when Candelario drew a walk. Cabrera pulled a single into left-center field to knock in Schoop.

Detroit took a 4-2 lead with two runs in the fifth. Robbie Grossman, who drove in five runs in the Tigers' 8-7 victory on Tuesday, sliced a Duffy offering that dropped inside the right field line and raced to a triple. One out later, Candelario drilled a slider to deep center for an RBI double. Cabrera followed with a line drive, opposite-field single to bring in Candelario.

Kansas City's offense was limited to one hit after the second inning. The two American League Central Division rivals will complete their three-game series on Thursday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Detroit
Danny Duffy Player Casey Mize
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
8 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 3
6.00 ERA 3.00
Kansas City   Detroit
Salvador Perez Player Jonathan Schoop
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 3 0 4 .107 12 6 2 3 0 0
Detroit 8 0 11 .250 18 11 4 3 1 0