Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in
five runs, and Max Scherzer continued his impressive start to the season after
pitching seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers humbled the Boston Red
Sox, 10-3, in the third installment of a four-game set at Comerica Park.
Scherzer tied a franchise record held by George Mullin in 1909 by opening the
season a perfect 11-0. He yielded two runs and struck out six, and passed
Pedro Martinez (2001) as the only hurler to fan at least six batters in each
of his first 15 outings of the season. Martinez accomplished the feat in his
first 14 outings with Boston.
Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and Austin Jackson had three hits and drove
in a run for the Tigers, who have won two of three in the series.
David Ortiz set the record for a visiting player at Comerica Park with his
18th career homer -- a solo shot -- and Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a ninth-
inning RBI single for the Red Sox.
Allen Webster (0-2), who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to the
game, was tagged for five runs on eight hits and two walks over 4 1/3 frames
in the setback. The Red Sox have lost three of four.
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