Tigers relievers Alex Wilson and Justin Wilson shut down the Royals and the Tigers won the first game of a three-game series 10 to 7.
Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez combined to drive in 6 runs.
Martinez hit his 8th home run in the 5th inning.
Daniel Norris started for the Tigers and ended up with a no-decision.
He pitched 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 4 and walking one.
Frankie Rodriguez got the win in relief.
Game two is tonight in Kansas City.
Justin Verlander goes to the mound for the Tigers and the Royals will send out Eric Skogland.
The first pitch is scheduled for 8:15.
Game time is 9:00.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports