Cabrera has 4 hits, 4 RBIs as Detroit beats KC

Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in four runs and Dontrelle Willis turned in six solid innings in his first regular-season start in almost 10 months, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. The Royals bullpen blew three saves in the season-opening three-game series against the Tigers. Willis, plagued with chronic wildness during his shortened 2009 season, walked the first batter he faced on four pitches. But the former two-time National League All-Star issued only one more base on balls and had four strikeouts, giving up two runs on seven hits. It was his first start since issuing a career-high eight walks last June 14 and then going on the disabled list for the rest of the season with social anxiety. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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