Jordan Zimmermann also extended his impressive scoreless innings streak to start the season.
Meanwhile, the Tigers did little to help out Shane Greene (1-1), who allowed seven runs in 4 1-3 innings.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia and J.D. Martinez hit solo homers for Detriot. Ian Kinsler had a two-run homer and made a heads-up play in the fifth.
Saltalamacchia hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Tigers rallied for a win over the Astros on Saturday.
Rasmus provided the offense with an RBI single and the Astros snapped a three-game skid with a win over the Detroit Tigers Friday.
The centerpiece of Detroit’s offseason pitched six shutout innings as the Detroit Tigers pulled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run.
The top five in the Tigers’ batting order went 13 for 20 while scoring and driving in every run.
Pittsburgh doubled five times off Verlander and drove his pitch count up to unsustainable levels before chasing him in the fifth inning.
CC Sabathia was grateful to be back on the mound in a regular-season game — even if it meant having to pitch in subfreezing temperatures.
Miguel Cabrera homered and the Tigers beat the New York Yankees Friday to win their eighth straight home opener.
Francisco Rodriguez struck out Giancarlo Stanton to end the game with the bases loaded as the Detroit beat Miami.
Ian Kinsler had four RBIs, including a run-scoring single in the 11th, and the Detroit Tigers overcame a ninth-inning meltdown to win.
J.D. Martinez homered and Matt Boyd tossed three shutout innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Former West Michigan Whitecaps were back in the Grand Rapids area on Thursday for the team’s annual winter banquet.