Fulmer impressive for Tigers in 5-4 win over Rays
DETROIT (AP) Michael Fulmer struck out 11 over seven sparkling innings and Cameron Maybin, James McCann and J.D. Martinez all homered to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Making only his fifth major league start, Fulmer (3-1) allowed a run on four hits and a walk.
Drew Smyly (2-5) allowed a tiebreaking two-run homer by McCann in the seventh, and Martinez hit a two-run shot of his own off reliever Steven Geltz later that inning.
Up 5-1, Detroit's Justin Wilson gave up three runs in the eighth, but Francisco Rodriguez pitched a hitless ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.
Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier left the game in the fifth with a broken left hand. The Rays had their four-game winning streak snapped.