Pitchers come out on fire on this one as the teams are scoreless through 6 innings. Tanana only allows 4 base runners, while Black only allows 2. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th Darrell Evans singles to center and then the next pitch is lined out to left by Chet Lemon to give the Tigers the 2-0 lead. This would be more than enough for Tanana as he goes the distance shutting out the Royals on 4 hits. Royals offense a no show the whole series.
Final Score: Tigers 2, Royals 0
WP: Frank Tanana (1-0)
LP: Bud Black (0-1)
HR’s: Tigers – Chet Lemon (2)