Maikel Franco clubbed two home runs and drove in four as the Royals ripped the Tigers 14-6 in Detroit.
Whit Merrifield, Salvador Perez, Jorge Soler and Brett Phillips also homered for Kansas City. Ryan O’Hearn came off the COVID-19 list and contributed two hits and two RBI.
Kansas City had to battle back after falling behind 5-1 after two innings. The Royals would respond with 3 in the third, six in the fourth, and two in the fifth.
Rookie left-hander Foster Griffin picked up his first big league win in relief, but left with a forearm injury The two teams will meet again today.