It's hard to envision a better Major League debut series for Johnny Giavotella.

Giavotella's 368-foot blast off Tigers starter Max Scherzer in the fifth inning was the winning run as the Royals earned a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

On Friday night, the rookie second baseman got his first hit, run, RBI and walk. On Saturday, Giavotella got a hit off one of the league's best pitchers in Justin Verlander.

However, Sunday afternoon might have topped the list of accomplishments with his first Major League homer leading to his first win with Kansas City. Even Giavotella had a hard time believing how well his first three games went at Kauffman Stadium.

"It does feel surreal. This weekend has been almost magical," Giavotella said. Everything I wanted to accomplish in baseball has come true this weekend. Just to have my family and friends to watch it means the world to me, and I couldn't ask for anything more."

The rookie second baseman's home run was a line-drive shot to left field that made the score 4-0. After the game, Tigers manager Jim Leyland complimented Giavotella.

"He's a very hard-nosed, aggressive, tough-looking kid with a lot of energy," Leyland said. "Very impressive. They've got a bunch of young kids that are pretty impressive."