Jackson, Porcello Lead Tigers Past Royals, 9-3

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Austin Jackson had four hits and Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night.

The Tigers scored five runs in the first and 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 three 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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