KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Johnny Damon and Brandon Inge drove in two runs apiece in a six-run seventh inning against Kansas City's shaky bullpen and the Detroit Tigers rallied for an 8-4 victory Monday.
Earlier on the wind-swept opening day, Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run home run and Billy Butler's bases-loaded single staked Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to a 4-2 lead over Justin Verlander in a duel between two of baseball's premier starters.
But when Greinke departed after allowing six hits and one earned run through six innings, the Tigers sent 10 men to the plate in the seventh and punished three relievers for six hits and six runs.
Robinson Tejeda (0-1) got just one out and allowed three runs. Joel Zumaya (1-0) went one inning and a batter, throwing 12 pitches.