5 Stats to Know from the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Win vs the Kansas City Royals

  • 11

The number of hits collected by the Tigers as a team. They easily out-hit the Royals, who managed a comparatively paltry six hits.

  • 15

The number of pitches needed by Detroit closer, and former Royal, Joakim Soria to pitch a perfect ninth inning. It was his tenth save.

  • Three

The number of runs allowed by Anibal Sanchez in 7.1 innings pitched. He struck out four, allowed four hits and only surrendered one walk.

  • Two

The number of Tigers with RBI on the day. Miguel Cabrera continued his torrid start with three hits in only four at bats. He went yard and drove in two while scoring one run. Alex Avila drove in three runs on a day when he went two-for-four at the plate.

  • One

The difference between Avila’s RBI output in the win on Sunday and his RBI total entering the game. The catcher now has seven on the season. His three RBI in one game nearly equaled his total from the entire month of April (four).

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