Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Justin Verlander escaped a bases loaded jam
in the ninth inning for his first win and complete game of the season as
Detroit edged Kansas City, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set.
Verlander (1-1) gave up two runs on seven hits with two walks, a hit batter
and nine strikeouts in the 15th complete game of his career.
Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a run scored while Brandon Inge drove in two
runs and Austin Jackson knocked in one for the Tigers, who have won their past
Billy Butler and Humberto Quintero each drove in a run for the Royals, who
have dropped their past five. Danny Duffy (1-1) was touched for three runs on
seven hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings to suffer the
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