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TODAY IS Sunday October 21st
Big first inning helps Tigers beat Red Sox 7-2
Friday Jun 08, 2018 12:00am

(BOSTON) - Detroit had trouble containing Boston's offense during the first two games of their series. The Tigers took advantage of a first-time starter to find some of their own. Leonys Martin had a two-run homer to cap a five-run first inning and the Tigers beat the Red Sox 7-2 on Thursday night. Detroit's victory ended a four-game win streak for Boston, which had outscored the Tigers 13-1 in the first two games of the series. Detroit's early onslaught spoiled the major-league debut of 24-year-old left-hander Jalen Beeks (0-1), who had a night to forget after having been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Left-hander Matthew Boyd (4-4) was solid in his third career start against Boston, allowing just four hits and two runs while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings. He gave up a solo home run to Andrew Benintendi and had three wild pitches, but they were just blips during a quiet offensive night for Boston. The Tigers have won five of Boyd's last six starts. Martin also had a triple and scored twice. Trailing late, Boston loaded the bases with one out in the eighth on reliever Joe Jimenez, but he struck out Sam Travis and Rafael Devers to end the threat. Beeks struck out the first batter of the night but ended his first big league inning by giving up five runs on four hits, to put Detroit in front. For the night, Beeks gave up six runs on seven hits with four strikeouts before being pulled after four innings.

Leonys Martin (right) is congratulated by John Hicks (55) following a two run homer against Boston (photo courtesy of Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
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