The Tigers used the long ball as they took the first of a three game series against the Rays, 5-4 Monday afternoon.
Rajai Davis hit a two-run homerun in the third inning and had a solo shot in the seventh.
James McCann added a two-run homer in the fourth.
Starting pitcher Randy Wolf did not figure in the decision, giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out three in four and one third innings.
Al Alburquerque got the win after one scoreless inning in relief.
Bruce Rondon notched his fourth save of the season.
Tonight, Matt Boyd takes the mound for Detroit and Erasmo Ramirez gets the start for Tampa.
First pitch is 7:08 p.m.
New York Yankees 8, Baltimore Orioles 6
New York Mets 8, Washington Nationals 5
Detroit Tigers 5, Tampa Bay Rays 4
Cincinnati Reds 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Milwaukee Brewers 9, Miami Marlins 1
Boston Red Sox 11, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Cleveland Indians 3, Chicago White Sox 2
Chicago Cubs 9, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Oakland Athletics 10, Houston Astros 9
Colorado Rockies 6, San Diego Padres 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Francisco Giants 1
Texas Rangers 3, Seattle Mariners 0
Atlanta Braves 7, Philadelphia Phillies 2
Minnesota Twins 6, Kansas City Royals 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Los Angeles Angels 5
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports