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Vinnie Pascantino, Royals Aim for More Success than Tigers

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Vinnie Pasquantino shocked Kansas City Royals on Friday in the opening round of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers.

Pasquantino, who played in his third Major League Baseball match, hit a home run on his first hit to help the Royals beat the Tigers 3-1. Rivals in the American League Central will play a series of middle games on Saturday afternoon.

Pascantino's four home runs away from Michael Pineda were undoubtedly. It bounced off the top of the wall and hit the railing in front of the stand. It had to be reviewed in a replay before the home run was officially declared.

"I'm about to be thrown out in the second half. I don't know what happened," Pascantino said after the match. "I slipped a bit and (Detroit shortstop Javier Baez) told me it was a homer, but the referee told me it was out. And we understood it and it was I ended up being a homer. "

Pasquantino hit Triple-A Omaha with 18 home runs before being called this week. The Royals opened the spot in the lineup by trading veteran Carlos Santana to the Seattle Mariners.

"It was a whirlwind, and I'm just learning," Pasquantino said. "That's all about the Big League. Just because you're in the Major Leagues isn't a finished product. I learn every day and try to absorb as much as I can from the veteran guys around me."

Pasquantino will face one of the Tigers' newcomers on Saturday.

Beau Brieske (1-6, 4.55 ERA) will make his 13th start in Detroit. After two outings that did not allow the run, Brisky was knocked out in the last two starts. Right-handed players abandoned 4 runs and 6 hits in 5 innings against the Boston Red Sox on June 21, and 5 runs and 5 hits in 32/3 innings against Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. did.

"He pulled a lot of fastballs on the plate," Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said after the Sunday contest. "We had to get out of the fourth situation to win the game, but it wasn't."

Brisky faces Kansas City for the first time.

The Royals announced late changes to the rest of the series' pitching plans, raising Chris Buvic (1-5, 7.45 ERA) on Saturday and pushing Brady Singer on Sunday.

Bubic faced the Texas Rangers after four of his two-thirds innings on Monday, allowing seven runs (4 goals) with nine hits and being knocked out. He hit three and walked two.

The singer last pitched on Sunday, 8 he lost to Auckland A after allowing 5 runs (4 goals) with 7 hits in 1/3 innings.

Bubic started on June 5th and went 1-2 at 4.62 ERA. These aren't too many, but they're a step up from the April and May results. 0-3 resulted in a four-week demotion to 12.83 ERA, Triple A Omaha.

The Tigers hope to improve the situation hit on Saturday after playing 0-12 with the scoring runners in the series opener. They left 10 runners on the base.

Detroit first baseman Spencer Torkelson was removed from the game after being hit by the pitch seven times on Friday. His helmet prevented him from hitting his chin. Hinch said Torkelson wouldn't start on Saturday, but he might be available off the bench.

"I'm scared of someone being hit near my head," the manager said. "Fortunately, he had a new guard (in a helmet) covering the beginning of his chin. I think his shoulders pushed it up and it protected his face. Now all The signs are positive. "

– Field-level media