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Tigers Rout Red Sox 10-3

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia lands on the field after making a diving attempt on a single by Detroit Tigers' Andy Dirks in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia lands on the field after making a diving attempt on a single by Detroit Tigers’ Andy Dirks in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)


by NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer won his 11th straight decision to start the season and Victor Martinez hit a first-inning grand slam to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Scherzer (11-0) allowed two runs in the first, including a towering solo homer by David Ortiz, but Martinez’s drive put the Tigers ahead to stay.

Martinez also hit an RBI double in the fifth, and Scherzer shut down Boston after the first. He allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings.

Allen Webster (0-2) gave up five runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out five and walked two.

Boston reliever Franklin Morales yielded four runs, including a two-run homer by Omar Infante.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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