Bombs Away!; Royals hit six homers in 14-6 rout of Tigers

Maikel Franco
Posted at 10:36 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 01:04:52-04

DETROIT — Maikel Franco hit two of Kansas City's six home runs, and the Royals pounded the Tigers 14-6, spoiling Detroit's fan-free home opener.

Whit Merrifield had three hits and three RBIs, finishing a triple shy of the cycle on a night when the Royals rallied from an early 5-1 deficit.

Foster Griffin won in relief, but he also had to leave his major league debut with a left forearm strain. Detroit's Michael Fulmer allowed three homers in his first start back from Tommy John surgery.