Game 10 - Apr 19 - Detroit Tigers finally suffer first loss [5-2] of season vs. Royals and rookie pitcher Bret Saberhagen. Record 9-1. The Tigers came within 2 wins of tying the AL record of 11 straight opening victories, set by the 1981 A's. A loss is usually a loss, said Dan Petry, the Tiger starter and loser. The Tigers managed a 1st-inning run, when Whitaker and Trammell singled and Lance Parrish's infield out sent Whitaker home. In the 9th, Gibson homered.