Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered and drove in four runs and Francisco Rodriguez struck out Giancarlo Stanton to end the game with the bases loaded as the Detroit Tigers beat Miami 7-3 Wednesday
Victor Martinez hit a two-run home run and Nick Castellanos had an RBI double in the sixth that chased JoseFernandez, who had been 17-0 with a 1.40 ERA at Marlins Park, the most consecutive home wins to start a career in major league history.
Anibal Sanchez got the win.
He allowed two runs and four hits in five innings for Detroit, who completed an opening two-game sweep.
Saltalamacchia put the Tigers ahead with a two-run homer in the second.
After Castellanos’ double, Saltamacchia hit a two-run double off Dustin McGowan for a 5-0 lead.
Martinez’s second pinch homer in as many games boosted the lead to 7-2 in the eighth.
Pinch-hitter Derek Dietrich had an RBIs single against Logan Kensing in the bottom half.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports