DETROIT (AP) — Adam Duvall hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 Thursday.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-out RBI single in the third inning of his final home opener to put Detroit up 3-1.
Boston, swept at home earlier in the week by Pittsburgh, bounced back with a run in the third and fourth before surging into the lead with a four-run sixth.
Chris Sale (1-0) gave up four hits and three runs and three walks while striking out seven in five innings. John Schreiber, Chris Martin, Ryan Brasier and combined to throw three innings of scoreless relief and Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his first save with Boston.
Spencer Turnbull (0-2) allowed five runs and five hits and two walks over 5 2-3 innings. Jose Cisnero gave up the three-run homer to Duvall, the first batter he faced.
Detroit catcher Jake Rogers fired up fans — bundled up on a chilly afternoon — by turning on an inside pitch and sending it 414 feet to left to put Detroit up 2-0 in the second.
The Tigers, though, missed many opportunities to score more runs by leaving eight runners on base.
CABRERA’S LAST CALL
Cabrera, who turns 40 this month, has announced he’s retiring after this season. The two-time AL MVP and Triple Crown winner joined former Detroit superstars Calvin Johnson, Nicklas Lidstrom and Ben Wallace on the field to throw a ceremonial first pitch before the game.
Red Sox: RHP Brayan Bello (right elbow inflammation) is expected to make another start for Triple-A Worcester after throwing 72 pitches Wednesday.
Tigers: Turnbull appeared to hurt his neck in the sixth when Enrique Hernandez hit a comebacker and he was removed from the game later in the inning.
After a day off, Red Sox RHP Tanner Houck (1-0, 5.40) and Tigers LHP Joey Wentz (0-1, 5.06) are scheduled to start on Saturday.