Kansas City pitching allowed just one hit -- a two-out, fifth-inning double by Alex Avila -- and was up 2-0 going into the eighth. But Austin Jackson led off with a single and Brennan Boesch followed with his fourth home run of the year to tie the score.
Getz battled through an eight-pitch at bat before sending a soft liner to deep short. He easily beat the throw to first and Moustakas scored.
Tim Collins (1-0) got the last two outs in the Detroit eighth in picking up the win and Jonathan Broxton collected his fourth save with the help of a ninth-inning double play. Royals starter Jonathan Sanchez pitched five innings of one-hit ball.
Detroit starter Justin Verlander threw eight innings, giving up six hits and two runs while walking one and striking out seven.