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.
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.
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.