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Tigers vs. Royals – Game Recap – April 16, 2022

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – – Hunter Dozier homered to break a tie in the sixth and lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

After Carlos Santana had an out, Dozier lifted a 0-2 pitch from Will Vest (0-1) into the left field bleachers for his first home run of the year.

“Going up there, I was actually looking for a fastball because he likes to run it,” Dozier said. “When I was down 0-2, I was able to react to a slider and give him a really good swing.”

Collin Snider (2-0), the first of four relievers for the Royals, picked up the win with five outs. Josh Staumont made the club’s first save of the season as Kansas City snapped a five-game losing streak.

“(Staumont) looked like he had something to prove,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “He came in and looked different. He came to hammer the area and it was a thing of beauty.

“We needed it,” Dozier said. “Anytime you can get a win, but we had to break that losing streak.”

Royals starter Kris Bubic left after 4 1/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits and five walks; he withdrew four.

“Probably not the best recipe for success,” Bubic said, “but I found a way through and the bullpen was huge to get us there.”

Kansas City took an early 1-0 lead when Bobby Witt, Jr., and Andrew Benintendi hit a one-out single first. Salvador Perez brought in Witt with a ground out. It was the first run scored by the Royals in the first inning this year. They gave up 11 runs in the first inning.

The Tigers responded the next inning when Daz Cameron double tackled Dustin Garneau, who had walked and stolen second.

Detroit starter Matt Manning left the game after two innings with right shoulder discomfort; he allowed a run on five hits with two strikeouts.

“We felt like (Manning) didn’t look good,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said. “He said he was okay going through it but he felt a little something in his shoulder so we weren’t going to take any chances.”

TRANSACTIONS

Tigers: RHP Elvin Rodriguez option at Triple-A Toledo and RHP Wily Peralta selection at Toledo; RHP Bryan Garcia has been nominated for the assignment.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: SS Javier Baez has been placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 13, with a right thumb injury initially sustained during an opening day celebration. RF Robbie Grossman returned to the roster after missing three days with a groin injury.

NEXT

The series ends Sunday afternoon with Detroit LHP Tyler Alexander (0-0, 5.06 ERA) taking on Kansas City RHP Carlos Hernandez (0-0, 8.31).

TRANSACTIONS

Tigers: RHP Elvin Rodriguez option at Triple-A Toledo and RHP Wily Peralta selection at Toledo; RHP Bryan Garcia has been nominated for the assignment.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: SS Javier Baez has been placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 13, with a right thumb injury initially sustained during an opening day celebration. RF Robbie Grossman returned to the roster after missing three days with a groin injury.

NEXT

The series ends Sunday afternoon with Detroit LHP Tyler Alexander (0-0, 5.06 ERA) taking on Kansas City RHP Carlos Hernandez (0-0, 8.31).