A much cleaner sweep.
Tigers 6, Red Sox 2
Anibal Sanchez (6 GS, 28 IP, 2.89 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 0.8 fWAR) returned to the rotation on Sunday in Boston and allowed two runs in five innings as the Tigers cruised to another series sweep. The Tigers scored three in the 3rd on a Cabrera single and VMart bomb and then tacked on a few more on a Cabrera sac fly, Avila single, and Hunter bomb while they faced only one serious threat. In the 5th, the Sox loaded the bases but only scored one run before Sanchez escaped by fielding his position and firing a bullet to Kelly at third to complete the double play. The win pushes the Tigers to 27-12 on the young season and sets them up to go for the rare, perfect road trip with three in Cleveland this week. Drew Smyly (5 GS, 33.1 IP, 2.70 ERA, 3.83 FIP, 0.5 fWAR) will be first in line to get the ball on Monday night.
The Moment: Sanchez snares a liner and fires to Kelly to escape the 5th.
I know its been a while since the Tigers swept the Red Sox, but how long has it been since the Tigers won six straight on the road against the AL East?
Hmm… don’t know!