What an exciting start to the season! I won't lie, the first thought that went through my head early in the game was "Gil Never receives any run sport." Then Alex Gordon comes to the rescue. Batter by batter, the Royals chipped away timely hits and ended up winning 5-4 in the 11th inning.
Royals Stud of the Game: Leo Nunez (2IP, W, 3K, 1BB, 0.00 ERA)Royals Bum of the Game: Jose Guillen (0-5, 2K)
Many people will argue that Gordon deserves to be the player of the game (and maybe he does?), but I was very happy the way Nunez was able to shut down the Tigers offense when he the Royals couldn't afford any goof-ups. I always get nervous watching the Royals in extra innings, but Nunez did a great job.