The Detroit Tigers opened a three game series in Kansas City with a big 8-2 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium Friday night. J.D. Martinez and Victor Martinez each had two two run doubles each and Alex Avila had a two run home run for the Tigers (15-9) while Rick Porcello (4-1) pitched seven innings striking out six in the win.  James Shields (3-3) tooke the loss for Kansas City (14-14). The two teams resume their series Saturday night in Kansas CIty. Drew Smyly (1-1) gets the start for Detroit while Danny Duffy (1-1) takes the hill for the Royals. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45pm on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.