Justin Upton and James McCann homered, Mikie Mahtook drove in two runs with a single and the Detroit Tigers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Tuesday to open a two-game series.
Justin Verlander (3-2) worked six innings and faced two hitters of the next to take his second consecutive victory. He conceded three runs and seven hits, as well as handing out three tickets with seven strikeouts.
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Robbie Ray (2-3) lost his third straight start. The left-hander admitted five runs, five hits and five innings in five innings. He struck eight.
Although not a rescue situation, new closer Justin Wilson pitched a perfect ninth for the Tigers. Manager Brad Ausmus announced before the game that Wilson would reliever Francisco Rodríguez after two failed saves during the weekend in Oakland.
For the Tigers, the Cuban José Iglesias. The Venezuelans Miguel Cabrera 4-1 with an annotated and a towed; Dixon Machado 4-1 with a scored and a towed; Víctor Martínez of 1-1.
For the Diamondbacks, Venezuelan David Peralta 5-0. The Cuban Yasmany
Thomas of 4-1 with an annotated and a driven.