(Detroit, MI) — The Tigers opened a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals with a 5-1 loss last night at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander was charged with the loss giving up five runs on ten hits while striking out five in seven innings. Nick Castellanos went three-for-four at the plate and Victor Martinez had an RBI. Matt Boyd gets his first start for Detroit against Kansas City’s Johnny Cueto tonight. Boyd was acquired in the deal for David Price.