Pitchers again come out strong as we go scoreless through 3 innings. The Tigers would get a run as Kirk Gibson would walk, steal second, and advance to third on a throwing error by Don Slaught. Lance Parrish would hit a long fly to center that would score Gibson for the 1-0 lead. Score would remain 1-0 until the 8th and Johnny Grubb would take Saberhagen deep to center for a 2-0 lead. That would be more than enough for Petry as he would match Morris by scattering 3 hits for the shutout.
Final Score: Tigers 2, Royals 0
WP: Dan Petry (1-0)
LP: Bret Saberhagen (0-1)
HR’s: Johnny Grubb (1)
Royals only have 6 hits in 2 games of the series against Tiger starters.