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Shelton's solos lift Tigers
Rogers shines in win
Kenny Rogers beat the Royals for the 19th time in his career, and received offensive support from Chris Shelton, who socked a pair of solo home runs as the Tigers got the Opening Day win.
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Tigers 3, Royals 1
Chris Shelton celebrates after hitting his second homer of the game on Monday. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
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Royals' bats silenced
Right-hander Scott Elarton allowed a pair of runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings, but didn't get much offensive support as the Royals dropped their season opener at Kauffman Stadium on Monday. Veteran Reggie Sanders drove in the Royals' only run.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
DET
Detroit
Detroit 3, Kansas City 1   KC
Kansas City
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0   3 9 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: DET | KC  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Royals stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5000032.000
Polanco, 2B4010101.250
Rodriguez, C3000112.000
Ordonez, RF4000013.000
Young, DH4000010.000
Shelton, 1B4232000.750
Guillen, SS3121100.667
Monroe, LF4010012.250
Inge, 3B4020012.500
Totals353933812 

BATTING
HR: Shelton 2 (2, 4th inning off Elarton, 0 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Elarton, 0 on, 2 out), Guillen (1, 8th inning off Sisco, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Polanco; Shelton 9; Guillen 5; Monroe; Inge 2.
RBI: Shelton 2 (2), Guillen (1).
2-out RBI: Shelton; Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe; Ordonez; Inge.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson (1, 2nd base off Elarton/Buck).
CS: Inge (1, 2nd base by Elarton/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: (Shelton-Guillen-Shelton).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4110010.250
Grudzielanek, 2B4000031.000
Sweeney, DH3000101.000
Sanders, RF4011011.250
Brown, LF3000012.000
Mientkiewicz, 1B3010020.333
Berroa, SS3010002.333
Teahen, 3B3000011.000
Buck, C3000000.000
Totals30141198 

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (1, Rogers).
TB: DeJesus 2; Sanders; Mientkiewicz; Berroa.
RBI: Sanders (1).
2-out RBI: Sanders.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berroa.
GIDP: Teahen.
Team LOB: 3.

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (W, 1-0)6.03110501.50
Zumaya (H, 1)2.01001300.00
Rodney (S, 1)1.00000100.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Elarton (L, 0-1)5.27223323.18
Dessens 1.11000400.00
Sisco 1.01110019.00
Burgos 1.00000100.00

WP: Elarton.
Pitches-strikes: Rogers 81-54, Zumaya 34-21, Rodney 13-9, Elarton 92-57, Dessens 23-15, Sisco 10-6, Burgos 8-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rogers 8-5, Zumaya 1-2, Rodney 1-1, Elarton 3-10, Dessens 0-0, Sisco 1-2, Burgos 1-1.
Batters faced: Rogers 20, Zumaya 8, Rodney 3, Elarton 26, Dessens 5, Sisco 4, Burgos 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Dessens 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 56 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:39.
Att: 41,139.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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