The Tigers led 7-0 in the fourth inning and 9-2 in the sixth before surviving Baltimore’s comeback bid.
Verlander allowed a solo homer by Jones in the first, but that was the only Baltimore baserunner in the first three innings.
Michael Pineda knew right after he threw his first slider he was going to have a great day.
A-Rod sent a soaring shot in the first that Delmon Young caught by reaching over the top of the wall in right field.
The Baltimore Orioles postponed a second straight game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday after a night of rioting near Camden Yards.
The Baltimore Orioles’ home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray.
Castellanos returned to the lineup a day after he was hit by a pitch in his left arm on Tuesday by Baltimore RHP Ubaldo Jimenez.
Outfielder Delmon Young has finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract to play a second season with the Baltimore Orioles.
The Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.
Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones’s bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium.