It took over a day to play, but the last two teams in the MLB opened up their season on Tuesday afternoon when the Chicago White Sox hosted Detroit. It didn't go how they planned, however, and the Tigers drilled them early to pull out the 6-3 win eventually. Detroit batted around in the second inning to make it 5-1 after the White Sox scored first in the contest. Chicago tried to make a rally in the final inning, but they were only able to muster one run. The White Sox have now lost three consecutive opening day games.

Three players homer for Tigers

Detroit got going in a flurry in the second inning, putting up two multi-run homers to make it 5-1. Jacoby Jones reeled in all three of his RBIs with the first home run, then Nicholas Castellanos responded with a two-run shot after Ian Kinsler was walked. Later in the contest, Kinsler homered himself after the first two at-bats turned into outs.

Justin Verlander was solid in his season debut giving up two runs and striking out 10 in 6.1 innings of work. After Shane Greene couldn't record an out early in the ninth inning, the Tigers wasted no time putting in Francisco Rodriguez to pick up the save.

Quintana struggles for White Sox

It was a rough outing for the team's ace, Jose Quintana, who battled through the five-run debacle in the second inning and eventually made his way through 5.1 innings pitched.

He gave up all six runs on five hits. After the damage was done, the relievers only gave up one more hit.

The White Sox didn't get a home run, but they still produced some decent offense. Melky Cabrera recorded two doubles and picked up an RBI. Cabrera picked up the first double and an RBI in the bottom of the first inning to open up the scoring but was tossed out when he was stretching to third base.

Jose Abreu and Jacob May reeled in the other two scores. Chicago had eight hits in the game, two more than their opponent, but they couldn't bring as many home.

The series continues with game two on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled at 2:10 PM Eastern time.