DETROIT With one swing of the bat in the first inning, Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez surpassed his RBI total from the last 13 games. Martinez hit a grand slam into a stiff wind off Boston Red Sox starter Allen Webster that landed in the first row of the right field seats.
Tigers third baseman and major league RBI leader Miguel Cabrera, who had walked on four pitches, bounded for joy between second and third base. He thrust his right fist into the air, showing emotion he doesnt even exhibit for his own heroics.
I was very excited because if we get a guy like Victor going its so important, Cabrera said. To win, we need Victor. And he got five RBIs tonightWe win the game. Thats what its all about. We know how to win games.
Max Scherzer had spotted Boston two runs in the top of the first, and Martinez gave him a two-run cushion just like that. Scherzer never allowed another run over seven innings Saturday night, during a 10-3 win that made him 11-0. No Tigers star...