Tom Brookens doubled home the tying run and scored the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, and Jack Morris threw a five-hitter in the Detroit Tigers' 3-1 victory over Kansas City in a rematch of last year's American League playoff opponents yesterday in Kansas City.
The world champion Tigers, who started 9-0 and 35-5 last season, are 4-0. Morris (2-0) struck out seven and walked four in outdueling Bud Black (1-1), who took a five-hitter and a 1-0 lead into the eighth.
Rookie Chris Pittaro began the winning rally with a one-out single, and advanced on a wild pitch before Brookens' double. After Alan Trammell was walked intentionally, the runners executed a double steal. Black struck out Kirk Gibson and intentionally walked Lance Parrish to load the bases. He walked Larry Herndon to force in the go-ahead run.
Dan Quisenberry came in and hit Chet Lemon with a pitch to force Trammell home with the third run of the inning before Darrell Evans struck out. It was the first time Quisenberry had hit a batter since May 26, 1981.
In the first inning, Willie Wilson tripled into the right-field corner on Morris' third pitch. One out later, George Brett singled for a 1-0 lead.