Brennan Boesch celebrated his 27th birthday with a pair of two-run singles to lead the Tigers to a 7-2 win over the Rays yesterday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Detroit took 2 out of 3 from Tampa Bay to finish up their season opening homestand with a 5-and-1 record. Collin Balester got the win yesterday in relief of starter Drew Smyly, who pitched four-plus innings of one-run ball in his major league debut.
The Tigers this afternoon open a 3-game series in Chicago against the White Sox.
The Cubs yesterday avoided a 4-game sweep by the Brewers by beating Milwaukee 8-to-0 at Wrigley Field.