Tigers End 5-Game Skid With 6-2 Win Over Red Sox
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler and Torii Hunter hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning and Victor Martinez cleared the fences in the eighth, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 and end a season-high five-game losing streak.
Drew Smyly (3-4) allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out four and walked only one.
Ian Krol and Joba Chamberlain each threw an inning of scoreless relief and Joe Nathan pitched the ninth in a non-save situation with a four-run lead.
Rubby De La Rosa (1-1) gave up four runs, nine hits and two walks. He had five strikeouts over 5 2-3 innings.
Boston has lost four straight after winning seven in a row.