Justin Verlander pitched impressively into the seventh inning and J.D. and Victor Martinez both homered for the Detroit Tigers.
Rich Hill allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs, Jordan Zimmermann’s scoreless innings streak ended and the Detroit Tigers snapped a skid.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus juggled his lineup, leaving slumping Miguel Cabrera and Justin Upton on the bench.
Yan Gomes homered and drove in five runs, and the Cleveland Indians routed the Detroit Tigers Saturday.
Edinson Volquez (3-0) retired the first eight batters and only had to wiggle out of one jam.
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.