In Detroit, Lance Parrish and Enos Cabell hit home runs, Glenn Wilson had a three-run double, and Juan Berenguer and Larry Pashnick combined on a seven-hitter as the Tigers routed Boston.
Berenguer (3-0) worked 6 1/3 innings in only his second start of the season, giving up six hits and one earned run.
Parrish hit a bases-empty homer off Bruce Hurst (4-6) in the second inning, his sixth of the season and second in two nights. The Tigers broke open the game with five runs in the third inning, the first two of which were scored without getting the ball out of the infield.
Tom Brookens was safe when third baseman Wade Boggs bobbled his grounder, Alan Trammell singled off Hurst's glove and Lou Whitaker beat out a bunt to load the bases with nobody out. Enos Cabell's checked-swing single to short scored Brookens and Larry Herndon's high chopper, also to short, scored Trammell. Wilson's one-out double then cleared the bases, giving Detroit a 6-0 lead.
Wilson, who entered the game hitting .275, said he took at least 120 extra pitches in the batting cage before the rest of the team showed up last night. "I'm going to hit, so I just went to work on it," he said.
Whitaker went four for five, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.