Pitcher take command early, but the Tigers get a run in the 4th as Lance Parrish and Larry Herndon hit back to back doubles for the 1-0 lead. The Tigers would get another run in the 6th as Kirk Gibson triples and Parrish brings him home on a sac fly.
Tigers would bust the game open in the 7th with 4 runs. Lou Whitaker would double home 2 runs, and Gibson would hit a long 2 run homer to right to close out the scoring. Morris would scatter 3 hits for the shutout and 1-0 series lead.
Final Score: Tigers 6, Royals 0
WP: Jack Morris (1-0)
LP: Bud Black (0-1)
HR’s: Tigers – Kirk Gibson (1)