The Detroit Tigers blasted three homeruns to power their way past the Boston Red Sox 6-2 in the opener of their weekend series.Ian Kinsler and Torii Hunter hit back-to-back shots in the 5th inning off Rubby De La Rosa to open up a 4-1 lead. Former Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez added his 14th homerun of the season in the 8th inning to cap the scoring.

Drew Smyly held Boston to 5 hits over 6 innings of work to get the win while De La Rosa suffered his first loss after allowing 4 runs on 9 hits in 5.2 innings.