BOSTON (AP) Nick Castellanos drove in three runs with a solo homer and double, Alfredo Simon pitched six solid innings and the Detroit Tigers bounced back after consecutive extra-inning losses with a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
Former Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo homer and threw out a runner at the plate.
It was just the third win in eight games for the Tigers, who lost the opener of the three-game series 2-1 in 11 innings on Friday. They closed a seven-game homestand with a 3-2 setback against Seattle in 12 on Thursday.
Mookie Betts drove in the run for Boston, which lost for the ninth time in 10 games.
Simon (9-6) gave up one run and five hits before limping off after throwing the second pitch in the seventh. He came in with an ERA of 6.08 in nine road starts.