Tigers 5, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Tigers won their fifth in a row. Porcello raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3, yielding six hits and one run through seven innings. Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep today in what had been billed as an AL Central showdown.