Upton's slam helps Tigers avert sweep; win 8-3 over BoSox

by Steven Clarke June 13, 2017, 2:28
Upton's slam helps Tigers avert sweep; win 8-3 over BoSox

Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos is still hitting second on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.

It was a home-run masterclass as the New York Yankees hit five homers in their 16-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

The Boston Red Sox have struggled to put together an extensive win streak in order to catch up with the first-place New York Yankees in the American League East. Detroit has given Verlander twice as much support than either the White Sox or Red Sox have provided for Sale in the five games.

The Detroit Tigers won a baseball game! "It ended up being the case", Upton said. "When you got a guy that's left-handed, throws from that slot, with the power fastball and the ability to throw a really good diving changeup and a sweeping slider, you're going to have your hands full".

Norris was Norris: seven hits, a pair of runs, two unintentional walks, and six strikeouts.

On Sunday, Norris gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over five innings. "Once he comes in tomorrow, goes through his normal work day tomorrow, we'll get a better sense at that point if it's an additional sim-game or when more clearly are rehab games approaching". In home games, he has an ERA of 5.14 with a record of 1-3 and a WHIP of 1.68.

"It's pretty frustrating", Pomeranz said.

"I think we've been able to kind of keep him a little bit fresh", Farrell said following the game, via MassLive. The second half went to them.

After falling behind 3-0 in the first, the Sox answered right away when Hanley Ramirez' single to left plated Dustin Pedroia.

Moreland went 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs, two intentional walks, and two runs scored to extend his hitting streak to five games. "The five runs ends up being quite a difference in this one".

In the first, Detroit jumped ahead on Castellanos' shot over the Green Monster, a drive estimated at 448 feet, and Upton's RBI single.

Red Sox: RHP Carson Smith, recovering from Tommy John surgery last season, threw 25 pitches off the mound before BP against batters that had mostly weak swings and grounders. He looked sharp Saturday, getting mostly weak swings and grounders.

Bogaerts made the play of the night in the third when Victor Martinez hit a sharp grounder up the middle.

Upton was just hoping the inevitable hook on his fly would come after it passed the foul pole, not before.

LHP Chad Bell was recalled from Triple-A Toledo before Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 8-2 in Norris' last 10 road starts and 0-4 in Norris' last 4 starts vs.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Angels upstaged the Houston Astros 12-6, the Chicago Cubs were 7-5 winners over the Colorado Rockies, the Texas Rangers downed the Washington Nationals 5-1, the Toronto Blue Jays blanked the Seattle Mariners 4-0 and the Kansas City Royals claimed an 8-3 victory against the San Diego Padres.

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