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Miguel Cabrera hit 498 home runs in Tigres win over Red Sox

Miguel Cabrera hit 498 home runs in Tigres win over Red Sox

Miguel Cabrera hit his 498th career homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Tuesday.

The Venezuelan added a single, reaching 2,944 career hits to overtake Frank Robinson for 36th all-time.

The Red Sox have lost five games in a row, their worst streak so far this season, and went 0-4 on a 10-game road trip.

Tigers starter Willy Peralta allowed two runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings, while five relievers combined to shut out the Red Sox in the final 4 1/3 innings.

Gregory Soto pitched the ninth. The Dominican earned his 12th save in 13 attempts.

Garrett Richards (6-7) took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks in just over 4 innings.

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The Red Sox put closer Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 list after he showed symptoms of the virus Tuesday, but Puerto Rican manager Alex Cora indicated before the game that Barnes tested negative for coronavirus, so he is expected to return on Tuesday. Wednesday.

For the Red Sox, the Dominicans Rafael Devers 5-0, Franchy Cordero 3-1. The Mexican Alex Verdugo 4-0. The Venezuelan Marwin González 4-0. Puerto Rican Christian Vázquez 4-2.

For the Tigers, the Venezuelans Cabrera 4-2 with a run scored and an RBI, Harold Castro 2-0 with an RBI. The Dominicans Jeimer Candelario 3-0, Willi Castro 3-0. (AP)

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