DETROIT (AP) — Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer after his two-out foul popup was dropped by Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 10-5 win Monday and ending the Tigers' four-game winning streak.
Guillen took advantage of Cabrera's error for a go-ahead homer in the fourth inning.
Scott Podsednik had four hits, including a two-run single in the sixth that helped the Royals pull away.
Luke Hochevar (1-0) won despite allowing five runs in five-plus innings. Max Scherzer (0-1) gave up five runs — just two earned — in five innings.
After the Tigers took advantage of a throwing error by second baseman Chris Getz to score twice in the third, the Royals got help in rallying to score four times in the fourth.
Billy Butler doubled home a run and Rick Ankiel had an RBI grounder to tie it. Scherzer appeared to be out of the inning when Guillen popped a routine foul behind first base. Cabrera, however, dropped the ball, and Guillen then homered.
Carlos Guillen hit a solo home run in the Tigers' fourth, but Scherzer's throwing error gave the Royals a run in the fifth.
Kansas City took control with three runs off Brad Thomas in the sixth. Yuniesky Betancourt and Getz drew two-out walks, David DeJesus hit an RBI single and Podsednik followed with a two-run single for an 8-3 lead.
Brandon Inge pulled the Tigers within 8-5 with a two-run double in the sixth. The Royals scored two more in the eighth, and escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half when Ramon Santiago popped out.