Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Ryan Raburn went 3-for-4, knocked in three and scored twice, as the Detroit Tigers demolished the Kansas City Royals, 12-3, in the opener of a three-game set at Comerica Park.
Jhonny Peralta added a pair of hits and three RBI, while Brandon Inge also drove in three for the Tigers, who have won four straight after dropping the previous three games.
Jeremy Bonderman (7-9) tossed six effective innings and snapped a three-start slide in the process. He surrendered two runs on eight hits, struck out three and did not issue a walk.
Gregor Blanco and Billy Butler each had two hits and an RBI apiece for Kansas City, which had one five of seven entering the series opener.
Bruce Chen (8-7), a winner of three of his last four starts coming in, lasted only 4 1/3 innings in this one. The journeyman righty yielded five runs on as many hits and walked five with a pair of strikeouts in taking the loss.