Magglio Ordonez's two-run home run just six pitches into the game staked Rick Porcello to an early lead and got the Detroit Tigers rolling toward a 6-4 victory Friday night over Kyle Davies and the reeling Kansas City Royals.
Davies (1-8) lost his seventh straight decision and the Royals sank to 5-14 in their past 19 games.
Only one of the three runs the Royals scored off Porcello (8-6) was earned. The lanky right-hander went 5 1-3 innings and allowed six hits. He struck out five and walked just one - the 14th time in 17 outings he has allowed two or fewer walks.