The Detroit Tigers put up a dominant performance on Saturday, besting the Boston Red Sox by a score of 10-0. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder put on a clinic, with two homeruns apiece, while Alex Avila added a homerun of his own. Josh Beckett was shelled for five home runs total, giving up a total of seven hits and seven earned runs through 4.2 innings - finishing with a 13.50 ERA. He was given the loss, though Scott Atchison and Matt Albers also gave up an earned run each.
Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first that scored Austin Jackson, and then Fielder and Avila both homered in the fourth inning to make it 4-0. Beckett was allowed to give up another two homeruns - to Cabrera and Fielder in the fifth before he was pulled. Kind of odd that he was kept in to face Cabrera and Fielder, but that's the direction they went.
Doug Fister left the game in the top of the fourth inning with a strain on his left side. As such, Duane Below gets the win for the Tigers. They move to 2-0 on the season and have another matchup with Boston on Sunday to close out the opening series. That game is set for 1:05 p.m. ET.
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