Tigers Beat Lackey to take 2 of 3 from Boston
DETROIT (AP) - Ramon Santiago hit a two-run homer and Armando
Galarraga was sharp in his first start of the season, helping the
Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Sunday.
Detroit became the first team to win four straight series at
home against reigning playoff teams since 1995 when baseball began
putting four teams in the postseason, according to STATS LLC.
The Tigers took two of three against Boston after winning three
of four over the defending champion New York Yankees, sweeping the
Los Angeles Angels and beating the Minnesota Twins in two of three
Galarraga (1-0) gave up one run on three hits over 5 2-3
innings, while John Lackey (4-2) allowed five runs on nine hits and
four walks over seven innings for Boston.