Shane Greene allowed just three singles across eight scoreless innings, while Rajai Davis’ seventh-inning RBI single was the springboard for the Tigers’ win.
It was a seventh success in eight matches for Detroit, whose perfect start to the campaign was ended on Monday in a 5-4 defeat to the Pirates.
The Atlanta Braves suffered just their second defeat of the season as Miami claimed an overdue win, with the Marlins cruising to an 8-2 triumph.
Three hits and four RBIs from the previously out-of-form Giancarlo Stanton proved the catalyst for Miami’s first win in five matches.
Steven Souza Jr’s bunt single – having earlier hit a magnificent homer – proved the difference as the Tampa Bay Rays edged out the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 for their fourth consecutive victory.
Lucas Duda’s three-run double in the second inning helped the New York Mets celebrate Matt Harvey’s first start at home in nearly two years with a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Cleveland starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was struck in the face by a liner in the first inning as the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 4-1, while the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants by the same scoreline.
The Boston Red Sox edged a thriller against the Washington Nationals 8-7 and Miguel Gonzalez gave up just one run in seven innings as the Baltimore Orioles squeaked past the New York Yankees 4-3.
Kendall Graveman was scoreless in his 5 1/3 innings to earn his first career win in the Oakland Athletics’ 4-0 defeat of the Houston Astros, while seven shutout innings from Anthony DeSclafani helped the Cincinnati Reds claim a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs, whose three-match winning streak was ended.
Robinson Chirinos’ career high five RBIs lifted the Texas Rangers to an 8-2 thrashing of the Los Angeles Angels, Howie Kendricks’ two-run single snatched a 6-5 win for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Seattle Mariners and Justin Upton homered in the San Diego Padres’ 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.