"We play hard to the end, every inning, every game," Perez said.
The Royals are especially aggressive on the basepaths with two outs as well.
Third-base coach Mike Jirschele, who has been instructed by Yost to take risks, took some early. He sent slow-running Kendrys Morales with two out in the second on Dyson's single to left. Tigers left fielder Justin Uptson made a perfect one-hop throw to home that somehow eluded catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
In the third inning, with Morales on second and Alex Gordon on first, Perez shot a two-out double down the left-field line. Jirschele didn't hesitate and waved in Gordon. A good throw might have had him, but the throw was off-line and Gordon scored.