An RBI single in the top of the 6th inning by second baseman Raul Mondesi scored Alex Gordon with the game winning run as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tigers 3 to 1 in last night’s opener of a three game series at Comerica Park.
The Tigers left nine on base as they managed just six hits.
Daniel Norris started for the Tigers.
He pitched 5 and 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out one and walking four.
The series continues at Comerica Park tonight.
Justin Verlander will start for the Tigers and Danny Duffy goes to the mound for Kansas City.
Start time is 7:10.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports