Jul 28, 2020 1:05 PM

Royals hit their way to a victory over the Tigers

Posted Jul 28, 2020 1:05 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Maikel Franco hit two of Kansas City’s six home runs, and the Royals pounded the Tigers 14-6, spoiling Detroit’s fan-free home opener. Whit Merrifield had three hits and three RBIs, finishing a triple shy of the cycle on a night when the Royals rallied from an early 5-1 deficit.

Foster Griffin won in relief, but he also had to leave his major league debut with a left forearm strain. Detroit's Michael Fulmer allowed three homers in his first start back from Tommy John surgery.