BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox limped into a tough West Coast trip after their worst series this season.
Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning that bounced off the top of the wall and into Boston's bullpen, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
The Red Sox were the last major league team to be swept in a series of any length this season. They lost five of their final six on a nine-game homestand, going 4-5 during the stay.
They open an 11-game trip, starting Thursday night with the first of four against the Los Angeles Angels.
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