Royals Slug 6 HRs In 14-6 Win Over Tigers

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.

Kansas City Royals’ Maikel Franco is greeted at home plate after his three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)