DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A five-run first inning set the tone for the Detroit Tigers beating the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket - Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings throwing 98 pitches, allowing seven hits and getting three strike-outs.
Austin Jackson had four hits and the Tigers won for only the third time in 11 games. Porcello (2-2) took advantage of the offensive support to snap out of his slump, allowing two runs and seven hits.
In his previous two starts, the right-hander was 0-2 with a 15.26 ERA.
Luke Hochevar (2-2) took the loss for Kansas City, yielding nine runs on 12 hits and three walks in four innings. Hochevar had given up only three runs over 11 1-3 innings in his last two starts.
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