Detroit Tigers defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-1

DETROIT—The Detroit Tigers accomplished a feat no team had in the wild card era.

Ramon Santiago hit a two-run homer and Armando Galarraga was sharp in his first start of the season, helping Detroit beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Sunday. The Tigers are the first team to win four straight series at home against reigning playoff teams since 1995, when baseball began putting four teams in the postseason, according to STATS LLC.

They took two of three against Boston after...

DETROIT — Baseball players like to say that one of the best things about their sport is that there is almost always a game the next day, an opportunity to atone for mistakes and start over again fresh.

But the Red Sox yesterday played like a team still recovering from a 12-inning loss against the Detroit Tigers the night before.

There was a collective lack of energy and purpose, short tempers with plate umpire Lance Barksdale, and body language that reflected frustra...

DETROIT — Take your frustration as a fan and multiply it by 10. That’s the frustration felt by Red Sox players, manager Terry Francona, and the whole organization.

This season is driving everyone crazy.

Just a couple of days ago there was reason to think the Sox had arrived at the proverbial launching point, making .500 a distant memory. Then they dropped two of three to the Tigers — losing on a 12th-inning walkoff walk Saturday night after holding a 6-1 lead, then l...