Upton hits pair of 3-run homers, Tigers beat Red Sox

BY foxsports • August 21, 2016

DETROIT (AP) Justin Upton hit a pair of three-run homers and the struggling Detroit Tigers finished their homestand with a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

The Tigers won for just the fourth time in 14 games, and went 2-5 on their stay at Comerica Park. Boston has lost just two of its last 10.

J.D. Martinez had a pair of doubles and Erick Aybar had three hits for the Tigers, but Upton was the star.

Upton came into the game hitting .228 this season, and was 3 for 35 with 11 strikeouts in his last 10 games. Both of his homers cleared the bullpens before landing deep in the left-field seats.

Justin Verlander (13-7) allowed one run on three hits in six innings.

Henry Owens (0-1) didn't find out he was pitching until late Saturday night and didn't arrive in Detroit until the early hours of Sunday morning. He gave up eight runs on six hits and five walks in five innings.