July 9, 2012
April 19, 1984 - Petry Putrid
The Royals are quietly climbing up the standings in the AL East. Their most recent Motown visit was a good one. KC scored three in the first, including a Jorge Orta two run homer, and added another three in the second. When Tigers starter Dan Petry gave up solo shots to UL Washington and George Brett he was finally pulled.
On the flip side, Mark Gubicza was totally in the zone. He scattered four hits and five walks over a complete game. The lone Detroit run came in the ninth. Kirk Gibson led off with a triple. Two batters later Lance Parris hit a sacrifice fly that plated Gibson. Rupert Jones struck out to end it for the Tigers. (Don Slaught sustained a minor injury in the 9th as well, and will miss the next two games).
Winning Pitcher - Mark Gubicza
Losing Pitcher - Dan Petry
Player of the Game - Gubicza, CG, 7K's, 1ER
Hall of Famers in the Game - George Brett