Red Sox top Tigers behind Casas, Crawford for 3-game sweep

Triston Casas homered and hit an RBI double as the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Boston starter Kutter Crawford (1-1) allowed one run and five hits in five innings. He struck out six without walking a batter.

Red Sox outfielder Adam Duvall, hitting .455 with four homers and 14 RBIs, left in the ninth after getting injured while diving for Spencer Torkelson’s bloop single.

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 9: Enrique Hernandez #5 of the Boston Red Sox scores scores from first base on a double by Triston Casas during the second inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 9, 2023, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo

Rob Refsnyder reached base three times, scored once and drove in a run for the Red Sox, who outscored Detroit 23-9 in the series.

Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his second save. Detroit loaded the bases with one out, but Zach McKinstry flied out and Akil Baddoo struck out.

Matthew Boyd (0-1) yielded two runs on five hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings as Detroit fell to 2-7.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first with some help from Boston's defense. With two outs, shortstop Kiké Hernandez threw wide to first on Javy Baez's infield single, and Kerry Carpenter reached when the third strike got away from catcher Connor Wong. Torkelson followed with an RBI single.

Casas tied it with an RBI double in the second, and the Red Sox took the lead in the fifth when Wong doubled and scored on Refsnyder's single.

The Red Sox took a 3-1 lead in the seventh. Refsnyder walked, went to third on a single by Rafael Devers and scored when catcher Eric Haase couldn't handle Carpenter's throw from right field on Justin Turner's sacrifice fly.

The Tigers had runners on second and third against Chris Martin in the eighth, but Carpenter grounded out to first.

Casas led off the ninth with a long homer to right-center.


Red Sox: LHP James Paxton (hamstring) was scheduled to make a rehab start in the second game of Triple-A Worcester's doubleheader against Buffalo.

Tigers: RHP Michael Lorenzen (groin) made a rehab start with Triple-A Toledo, allowing four runs on two hits and three walks. He will meet with the Tigers' medical staff on Monday, but is expected to make his next start in the majors.


Torkelson appeared to have an infield single in the fourth inning — he clearly beat Hernandez's throw to first — but he was called out when a replay review showed he missed first base.


Red Sox: Start a four-game series at unbeaten Tampa Bay on Monday. Nick Pavetta (0-1, 1.80 ERA) is scheduled to face Josh Fleming (0-0, 15.00).

Tigers: Off on Monday before beginning a three-game series in Toronto. Matt Manning (1-0, 3.18 ERA) is set to face Alek Manoah (1-0, 4.35) on Tuesday.