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Kendall comes up big for KC

Jason Kendall knocked in three runs with three hits and Bruce Chen went five-plus innings, allowing two runs on four hits with four strikeouts to earn his second win. David DeJesus had two RBIs as KC had 13 hits.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jackson, A, CF5000023.333
Damon, LF5020003.280
Ordonez, RF4110103.313
Cabrera, M, 1B4120011.355
Boesch, DH4123022.339
Raburn, 2B3000011.176
a-Santiago, R, PH-2B1000000.237
Inge, 3B4010011.237
Laird, C3000122.154
Everett, SS2000111.185
b-Kelly, D, PH1000000.271
Totals3638331017.270
a-Flied out for Raburn in the 8th. b-Reached on error for Everett in the 9th.
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF3321100.300
Kendall, C3033100.293
DeJesus, RF3012011.304
Butler, B, 1B4020000.332
Guillen, J, DH4010024.244
Callaspo, 3B4110001.286
Aviles, 2B-SS4110001.303
Maier, CF4110001.252
Betancourt, Y, SS2111000.283
Getz, 2B1000000.213
Totals327137238.278
BATTING
2B: Boesch (12, Chen, B), Damon (16, Chen, B).
HR: Boesch (5, 6th inning off Farnsworth, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Inge; Boesch 6; Cabrera, M 2; Damon 3; Ordonez.
RBI: Boesch 3 (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Ordonez 2; Damon; Boesch.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ordonez (DeJesus at 2nd base).
DP: (Everett-Raburn).
Pickoffs: Ni, F (Kendall at 1st base).

BATTING
2B: Maier (5, Scherzer).
TB: DeJesus; Podsednik 2; Kendall 3; Butler, B 2; Aviles; Callaspo; Betancourt, Y; Guillen, J; Maier 2.
RBI: Betancourt, Y (21), Kendall 3 (15), DeJesus 2 (25), Podsednik (18).
2-out RBI: Kendall 3; DeJesus; Podsednik.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen, J.
SF: Betancourt, Y; DeJesus.
Team RISP: 4-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kendall (5, 2nd base by Ni, F/Laird).
PO: Kendall (1st base by Ni, F).

FIELDING
E: Podsednik (2, fielding).

DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Scherzer(L, 2-5)5.09552306.66
Perry0.23220005.91
Ni, F0.20000002.04
Bonine1.21000001.65
Totals8.013772304.07
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chen, B(W, 2-0)5.04223402.95
Farnsworth(H, 3)1.02110312.70
Tejeda2.02000303.94
Texeira1.00000005.03
Totals9.083331014.78
Scherzer pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Chen, B pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Chen, B.
Pitches-strikes: Scherzer 85-52, Perry 16-8, Ni, F 3-3, Bonine 19-12, Chen, B 91-59, Farnsworth 25-15, Tejeda 35-26, Texeira 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Scherzer 2-6, Perry 0-1, Ni, F 1-0, Bonine 4-1, Chen, B 5-4, Farnsworth 0-0, Tejeda 0-3, Texeira 3-1.
Batters faced: Scherzer 24, Perry 5, Ni, F 1, Bonine 6, Chen, B 22, Farnsworth 5, Tejeda 8, Texeira 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Perry 1-1, Ni, F 1-0, Farnsworth 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 88 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.
T: 2:46.
Att: 21,930.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
June 4, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media