Rick Porcello earned his fourth win by pitching seven innings, retiring the final 12 batters he faced. Victor Martinez had three of the Tigers' 14 hits, driving in a pair. The Tigers extend their lead in the Central to three games with the victory.
The Tigers raked James Shields for 12 hits and eight runs, while Rick Porcello kept the Royals in check on two runs and four hits over seven innings. Victor Martinez led the Tigers' offense with three hits and two RBIs.