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Boesch Leads Tigers To 7-2 Win Over Rays

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 12: Brennan Boesch #26 of the Detroit Tigers singles to right field in the fifth inning scoring Andy Dirks #12 and Austin Jackson #14 during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park on April 12, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 12: Brennan Boesch #26 of the Detroit Tigers singles to right field in the fifth inning scoring Andy Dirks #12 and Austin Jackson #14 during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park on April 12, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — Brennan Boesch drove in four runs on his 27th birthday, leading the Detroit Tigers to their fifth win in six games to start the season, 7-2 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Drew Smyly gave up a run in four-plus innings in his major league debut. Despite having the American League’s best record, Tigers starters have not earned a win.

Collin Balester (1-0) won this one with two innings of relief.

The Tigers trailed 1-0 until scoring three runs off Jeff Niemann (0-1) in the fifth. Alex Avila walked and score on Andy Dirks’ one-out triple. Ryan Raburn struck out, but Austin Jackson walked and stole second before Boesch’s two-run single.

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