Matthew Boyd gets first win of season as Detroit Tigers edge Tampa Bay Rays 2-1

WFTS Published May 2, 2018

Rumble Matthew Boyd's first win of the season came with some help from both the bat and arm of Leonys Martin. Boyd allowed one run in six innings, and Martin drove in the winning run and threw a runner out at the plate as the Detroit Tigers edged the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Tuesday night. Martin hit a tiebreaking double in the fifth, and his big defensive play came in the fourth, when it looked like the Rays had a big inning brewing. Boyd (1-2) began this season with three straight outings of at least six innings with one run allowed, but he took a loss and two no-decisions. Against Tampa Bay, he allowed seven hits and a walk and struck out seven, and his teammates provided just enough support. Chris Archer (2-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out six.