DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Four runs in the first inning made the difference in the game, as Detroit takes their home opener 5-2 over the Kansas City Royals on Friday.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket the Tigers started strong and stayed tough. Victor Martinez hit a three-run double in his first home at-bat for the Detroit Tigers helping his new team.

Martinez, who signed with Detroit in November, cleared the bases in the first inning with a drive to the gap in right-center field. Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs for the Tigers, who looked sharp in their home opener after losing four of six to start the season.

Max Scherzer (2-0) allowed one run on seven hits in six innings, recovering nicely after giving up four home runs against the Yankees in his first start of the season. The Tigers took advantage of an erratic outing by Kyle Davies (0-1).

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